Anders’ slide guitar style is often compared to Little Feat. Osborne artfully blends blues, funk, soul, and classic R&B to create his own distinctive synthesis of styles. This album was originally released in 1996, early in his career and showcases his vocals and guitar playing in a Louisiana style. A bit along the lines of JJ Grey's style and Bonnie Raitt. His influences range from Ry Cooder and Robert Johnson to the great horn players like Miles Davis and John Coltrane. See more info on this CD by looking at the CD by Theresa Anderson -Vibes. Go to the Descriptions there.
"Oftentimes the most true portraits of America have been rendered by those who have come from outside its borders, yet somehow seem to understand and inhabit our culture more than those of us who have lived here all our lives. Consider the Band, which 30 years ago became the archetypal American outfit despite being four-fifths Canadian. Swedish native (and current New Orleans resident) Anders Osborne is that sort of artist as well."
"Anders Osborne is one of those rare individuals where every time you try to break down what his biggest strength is--Is it his song writing? His guitar playing? His singing?--that is when you come to the conclusion that this is one well-integrated individual, who possesses equal talents in all three fields. He writes powerful songs that speak on both the individual and group level."...A review written for the Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange by Bob Gottlieb."
Anders Osborne - vocals, acoustic, electric & slide guitars, mandolin, sitar, bass, drums, percussion
Brian Graber - trumpet, tenor saxophone
Darlene The Raven - didgeridoo, background vocals
John G. Autin - piano, Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards, background vocals
Mari Serpas-Vigueira - background vocals
Marvin Williams - upright bass, percussion, background vocals
Randy Carstater - trumpet
Thaddeus Richard - soprano saxophone
Gregory Boyd - percussion
Michael Messer - drums, percussion
Theresa Andersson-vocals and violin
Slammin' Funky Delta Blues
New Orleans Piano Man
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Rabadash Records, one of the oldest independent labels in the country, is celebrating its 35th anniversary year in 2019 of making great music.
The label's primary focus since their very first release has been a commitment to preserving the music of New Orleans and southern Louisiana with works by legacy artists and new performers who embody the Crescent City's rich musical traditions.
Rabadash started almost by accident; it wasn't even conceived until label co-founder John Autin found himself on the outside looking in on a spoiled album deal. "We just fell into it," Autin recalls. "I started Rabadash with singer, Nora Wixtead, who was my girlfriend at the time. We had negotiated a deal for Nora's album, were ready to sign, and the label called us up at the last second and told us they were signing a different singer instead. Since we already had all the tapes, the artwork and everything, we decided to start our own damn label! We released Nora's CD and then immediately recorded legendary piano player and singer, Al Broussard. He was almost 78 at the time and had never been recorded before even though he'd been playing on Bourbon Street since the 1920's.
Those two records came out in 1984 and we were off and running. We started off doing two or three releases a year, but we had to go dark for a while due to Hurricane Katrina. We didn't do anything for a few years, but we came back about 10 years ago. Three years ago we partnered with studio builder Dirk Billie and builtRabadash Recording Studio , and now we’re able to do about six releases a year and record other non-Rabadash artists in our world class facility." Welcome to the Rabadash world of amazing music!