20th Century Theater is hosting a rhythm and blues show starring Anderson East. Tickets are sold-out at the time of writing, but I bet you could hear his powerful vocals from outside. Did you get yours?
Anderson East, born Michael Cameron Anderson, is an R&B musician from Athens, Alabama, but now calls Nashville, Tennessee his home. He was inspired by the hilariously talented Ben Folds and taught himself piano. East studied music engineering at Middle Tennessee State University. He released his first album, Closing Credits for a Fire, in 2009 under the name Mike Anderson, but began going by Anderson East on his second release, Fire Demos EP. His debut full-length LP as Anderson East, Flowers of the Broken Hearted, was actually two different records. The first record was white and contained progressive soul songs and the second was red and held more rock-driven songs. The project was funded through PledgeMusic and a percentage of the proceeds went to Water Aid, a nonprofit organization that helps provide communities with clean drinking water. East was picked up by Elektra Records and released Delilah in 2015. The track “Satisfy Me” was an instant radio hit. He released his latest LP, Encore, earlier this year.
An Anderson East show is a congressional experience. You won’t be the same after seeing him live. He will instill an even greater respect in you for live performances. His sound is comparable to artists like Leon Bridges, Sam Smith, and Allen Stone.
Anderson East is an artist to watch for sure! Check him out April 15 at 20th Century Theater if you can.
Where: 20th Century Theater
When: April 15th, at 8:00PM
How Much? Sold out