Anderson East, real name Michael Cameron Anderson, is Americana and soul singer, from Athens, Alabama, now based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Beginning his music career in 2009, he self-released his debut album, ‘Closing Credits for a Fire’, under the name under the name Mike Anderson. By the time he released his debut EP, ‘Fire Demos’, the following year, he was performing under the name Anderson East. He released the album, ‘Flowers of the Broken Hearted’, in 2012. He signed to Elektra Records, and then released ‘Delilah’ in 2015. His latest, 'Encore', was released in January 2018 through Low Country Sound/Elektra Records.
East will tour the US and Canada in spring 2018, and has also lined up spring UK shows in Manchester and London. Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Straight out of Alabama (via Nashville) and armed with a voice that sounds like Ray Lamontagne if he was possessed by the spirit of Otis Redding, Anderson East is on the cusp of the big time thanks to a heart-wrenching mix of smoking soul, super-charged R&B and gospel on his new record, ‘Encore’.
Every now and then you come across an artist you’re convinced is going to be a superstar. That, ladies and gents, is definitely the case with singer-songwriter Anderson East. Armed with a sassy smorgasbord of swinging R&B, roof-raising gospel and smouldering soul, the man from Alabama has dragged the vintage strains of Otis Redding, Joe Cocker, Sam Cooke and Ben E. King into the present.