Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pete Anderson's 'Even Things Up' tops roots chart

Detroit native Pete Anderson’s new release, “Even Things Up – Deluxe Edition” (Little Dog/Vizztone) is tops on the Michigan: Roots Radio Report compiled by Roots Music Report.
Anderson, a Grammy award-winning  producer-guitarist, is perhaps best known for his 15-year run as country star Dwight Yoakam’s musical partner. Anderson, a pioneer of the roots-rock movement, also had a hand in introducing artists such as Lucinda Williams, Jim Lauderdale, Michelle Shocked, Rosie Flores, and, more recently, Adam Hood.
While he has worked in many genres, his solo career has focused on his first love – the blues. “Even Things Up” is his fifth solo recording.

Howard Glazer and the EL 34s’ fine “Wired For Sound” (Lazy Brothers/Blue Skunk Music) is currently second on the Michigan: Roots Radio Report. Other blues albums charting include Shari Kane and Dave Steele’s “Four Hands Blues” (Big Bones Music) at No. 5, Planet D Nonet’s “Blowin’ the Blues Away Vol. 2” (Eastlawn) at No. 6, Johnnie Bassett’s “The Gentleman is Back” (Sly Dog Records) at No. 7, Kim Wilson’s “Lookin’ For Trouble” (M.C.) at No. 9, Sweet Claudette’s “That Man’s Got to Go – Live in the Studio” (No Cover) at No. 10, David Gerald’s  “Hell and Back” (David Gerald Enterprises) at No. 11, and Paul Shonk’s “No Time for Sleepin’” (Swim at Your Own Risk Records) at No. 13.

Many of these artists perform regularly in the Detroit area. If you can, check out one of their live shows, and purchase a CD to take home and enjoy later.

To see the Michigan: Roots Radio Report, click here.
To see Pete Anderson performing the song “Even Things Up,” click on the video link below.

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