Eric Andersen with Special Guest Seth Glier – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – September 22nd, 2016

Eric Andersen with Special Guest Seth Glier

Eric Andersen with Special Guest Seth Glier

Thursday September 22, 2016

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

GA $20 | Premier $20 | Premier Plus $20

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

Eric Andersen
Eric Andersen
"Eric Andersen is one of our finest singers and songwriters, in the most literal sense of that tradition… the most elegant of singers." David Fricke, (Rolling Stone Magazine)

“A singer and songwriter of the first rank.” (The New York Times)

“An American master.” Robert Palmer, Ghosts Upon the Road liner notes.

“Eric Andersen is a great ballad singer.” (Bob Dylan – live on stage at the Oslo Spektrum)


Eric Andersen first came to prominence as a performer in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and immediately became part of the Village folk and songwriter scene along with Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Dave Van Ronk, Bob Dylan, and was at the epicenter of the American Greenwich Village singer-songwriter explosion.

Aside from his own classics, he’s co-written songs with Bob Weir (The Grateful Dead), Townes Van Zandt, Rick Danko, and Lou Reed.

His songs have been covered by many artists including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, Fairport Convention, Rick Nelson, John Denver, Linda Ronstadt, The Grateful Dead, Peter, Paul & Mary, The Blues Project, Gillian Welch, Linda Thompson, and Rick Danko. Bob Dylan’s version of Eric’s song “Thirsty Boots” was released as a single on Record Store Day and also appears on the Dylan CD Another Self Portrait.

Over the past 50 years, Eric has toured the world and released over 30 CDs of original music including Blue Rain (Appleseed Recordings) his first live concert recording in Oslo with the band Spoonful of Blues, released in 2007.

In the early 1990s Andersen recorded 2 trio-harmony albums with The Band’s Rick Danko and Norwegian singer Jonas Fjeld. He’s featured in the Joni Mitchell American Masters documentary, the Wildflower Festival DVD with Judy Collins, Tom Rush, and Arlo Guthrie, the rock film Festival Express and the documentary Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation.

In 1990 Eric won the New York Music Award for his album Ghosts Upon the Road,
in 1992 the Spellemannprisen (Norwegian Grammy) for “Danko/Fjeld/Andersen” and in 2003 The Premio Tenco award with Patti Smith in San Remo, Italy, which is an award given to outstanding songwriters. Previous Premio Tenco awards have gone to Randy Newman, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and Lou Reed.

The Eric Andersen and Friends Webcast was launched in June 2011 by Nevessa Productions Woodstock with special guests Happy Traum, John Sebastian, Joe Flood and Inge Andersen.

Featured songs performed in the webcast were from his album The Cologne Concert (Meyer Records) which was released on CD and Vinyl in April 2011. The live album features Eric’s wife Inge Andersen on back-up harmonies and he is accompanied on violin by Michele Gazich.

Mingle With The Universe: The Worlds Of Lord Byron (Meyer Records) was released in May 2017 on CD and Vinyl formats. “Byron was a born songwriter whose ceaseless waves of rhymes presented an endless sea for the ships of song.” All songs on the album featured the romantic poet’s stanzas with Eric’s music. Included are two original Andersen tracks: “The Curled Darling” and “Albion” which describe for the listener a taste of Lord Byron’s controversial and sometimes scandalous life, travels and writings.
Eric Andersen - Mingle With The Universe - Album Review

Coming this September 2017 an expanded long-play version of the Shadow and Light of Albert Camus (Meyer Records) will be released with two new tracks. The four-song EP was originally released in 2014 on Vinyl and in 2015 on CD. Eric extrapolated new lyrics from Camus’ novels. Of the original EP version, he said in an interview, "From the rolling vineyards of Camus I tried to capture four bottles of good wine that tasted deep and true."

Coming soon, in conjunction with Eric’s fall tours, this October 2107 will see the release of two new albums:

Sony/Legacy Recordings will be issuing THE ESSENTIAL ERIC ANDERSEN – A 42-track digital release, 33 track double CD release and 20 track double LP retrospective release covering fifty years of his recorded history from Today is the Highway to Blue River, and Ghosts Upon the Road and Beat Avenue and on to The Cologne Concert album and unreleased New York recordings.

The fall of 2017 will see the release of a new EP from Meyer Records called Silent Angel: The Exploded World of Heinrich Böll

Work continues on The Songpoet – a new eight-year-in-the-making documentary about Eric Andersen to be released in 2018. The Songpoet follows Eric’s remarkable 50-year journey in America and Europe that continues today as he writes and records with a poetic passion.  With unprecedented access to Andersen’s life and his personal archives the film will be a study on the culture of fame, the fragility of an artist’s career and the integrity of the artist as it reveals the indestructible energy that drives the artist and writer Eric Andersen in short -- a glimmering mirror and portrait of his times -- The Songpoet.

Eric Andersen’s poetical songs have entertained and captivated audiences worldwide. He plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica and piano/keyboards in concert and often performs with his great bands in America, Japan, and Europe. He performs songs which span across all his albums, including his early classics “Thirsty Boots” “Violets of Dawn” and “Close the Door Lightly,” as well as exciting new material from his recent projects like Camus and Lord Byron.
Seth Glier
Seth Glier
Despite his relatively young age, MPress recording artist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 250 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He’s shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. His music has also caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his “exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel." Building on the acclaim of his Grammy®-nominated sophomore album The Next Right Thing, Glier’s subsequent record Things I Should Let You Know landed him his first Daytrotter session, was called “a genuine revelation” by Blurt Magazine, and was praised by M Music & Musicians Magazine for its “shimmering, seductive melodies”.

On his fourth album for MPress Records, If I Could Change One Thing (April 2015), Glier embraces a genuine modern-pop direction, marking a bold departure from his previous, more acoustic recordings and the beginning of an exciting relationship with Los Angeles-based producer/songwriter Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin, Dashboard Confessional). “Bill's energy, drive, and experience gave me a safe place to get creative and tap into a deeper part of my inner voice that has yet to be heard on any of my previous albums.” The album includes a gorgeous duet with American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox, as well as musical appearances by Pat Matera (Katy Perry) and Daniel Rhine (Sara Bareilles). Featuring collaborations with renowned songwriter Trent Dabbs (“Girls Chase Boys” / Ingrid Michaelson), hitmaker Steve Seskin (Tim McGraw, Peter Paul and Mary, Peter Frampton), and Alex Wong (Delta Rae, Vienna Teng), If I Could Change One Thing merges genres seamlessly, with universal songs about falling in and out of love and social action that capture a songwriter and performer at the peak of his young abilities.

As an advocate for Musicians On Call and a national spokesperson for ChildFund International who has helped over 200 children find sponsors, Seth has become increasingly comfortable expressing his social beliefs, both onstage and off. He participated in the 2012 ROCK THE VOTE Road Trip, and took home Best Social Action Song for his track “The Next Right Thing” at the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards, his second IMA win. For his 2013 Things I Should Let You Know Release tour, he teamed up with Autism Speaks and raised over $5,000 for the not-for-profit organization. The last two years have also garnered Seth musical placements on television (Lifetime and Bravo), as well as coveted slots on the Cayamo Cruise, at the Penang Jazz Festival in Malaysia, and as a performer for former House Speaker Eric Cantor. For more information on Seth and an updated tour schedule, visit www.sethglier.com
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/