New Orleans based singer-songwriter and rock and roller Anders Osborne has lived an interesting life to say the least. He was born in Sweden in 1966, left home at age sixteen, and hitchhiked while playing music throughout Europe, North Africa, the Midle East, Asia, and the U.S. Eventually Osborne settled in New Orleans in 1985 where he remains today, calling Louisiana home.
For the last 25 years he has built a reputation for his high energy blues Americana sound with a distinct NOLA twist. In a city overflowing with stellar artists, bands and performers, Osborne is one of the Big Easy’s musical heroes. Having an impossibly great, soulful voice, he is a songwriter of enormous depth and an incredibly passionate musician. He has also won numerous awards, including a Grammy in 1999 for his work with Keb Mo.
Osborne is touring behind his brand new album Black Eye Galaxy, which was released on May 1st. The downbeat hammer of opener “Send Me a Friend” and middle-set “Black Tar” rivals the crunch of the mighty Led Zeppelin. His piercing solo on “Mind of a Junkie” would fit hand-in-glove on Neil Young’s classic On the Beach. The wah-wah wandering of the album’s opus and title track, the 11-minute “Black Eye Galaxy,” congers the Grateful Dead at its cosmic outer limit. And the song craft of “When Will I See You Again?” could rest in the spiral-bound pages of Jackson Browne.
Austin is one of the first stops on an extensive summer tour that will take Osborne to every nook and cranny of the U.S. Don’t miss your opportunity to see him live tonight at The Parish, arguably the best mid-size room in the city, boasting pristine sound and ambiance. Buy tickets HERE and be sure to click “I Like It” on Do512.