By: Blaine Howerton, the New Scene Magazine
PHOTO BY JOSHUA BLACK WILKINS
Anderson East’s highly anticipated new album, Encore, is out on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records – http://ymlpsend4.com
Last week, East kicked off his “Encore World Tour 2018” with a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom.
During the tour, on March 17, East will be stopping at Washington’s in Fort Collins. Tickets are available at https://www.washingtonsfoco.com
According to a press release, there has been Widespread critical praise for East’s album, Encore.
“…an often lustrous revisiting of raucous Southern soul, rousingly delivered and pinpoint precise. He has a voice full of extremely careful scrape and crunch, but his howls never feel unhinged.”—The New York Times
“…drawing inspiration from the sophistication of Donny Hathaway’s compositions and arrangements, the grandness of Van Morrison’s Caledonia Soul Orchestra and the dashing song interpretation of Joe Cocker.”—NPR Music
“…highlights an exciting singer-songwriter effortlessly able to blend elements of rock, blues, country and soul. East sounds both deeply classic and yet fresh…East’s voice is a thing of wonder, marbled like a slab of beef that’s been drenched in bourbon.”—Associated Press
“…this remains a sharp, soul-drenched, organically based set that solidifies the R&B roots at the heart of East’s talents…The songs are terrific, East sells them with his gritty, committed vocals and Encore is poised to push the talented singer-songwriter over the top and into the mainstream.”—American Songwriter
“One of Nashville’s most promising new talents.”—Billboard