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
Featured Artist - Serabee
Serabee Brings It Home This Year With Her Holiday Song "This Christmas"
"I was born on Saturday and singing on Sunday," as Sera so aptly puts it. "Music is in my blood, and the road I've traveled can't help but form my music."
It's true; her voice will remind you of love, pain, and laughter all at once.
The holidays have been hard for all of us for the past two years, and we all are ready to have a magical season this year. So, grab a cup of holiday cheer, light up the house with friends and family as Serabee's song "This Christmas" fills your heart on the living room stereo.
Sera's lush voice of pure joy is bringing us together once again. Reminding us to live in the moment for life is fleeting.
The song was written by Serabee and recorded in 2020 at Rabadash Studios in Covington, LA, where she and producer John Autin were working. Engineer Marc Hewitt secretly hit the record button to let the song flow as Serabee sat at the piano. It was an impulse moment that will forever be a lasting memory for the songstress.
After that initial recording, John Autin added other instruments to the sparse arrangement to produce its rich sound. Players on "This Christmas" are Dave Easley on Dobro, Nick Necaise on Organ/B3, and Lance Seymour on Guitar, and John added various sounds with Bass Guitar, strings, and bells, as well. Serabee did all the Background Vocals. The video was reshot at the studios, with Sho Hogg Productions overlapping images of Serabee roaming around the beautiful Southern Hotel in Downtown Covington.
Sera hails direct from the Kiln, Mississippi, with the wandering strains of roadhouse blues and rollicking revivals psychically embedded in her songs. Irresistible, pop, country, and R&B adorned in her soulful vocal presence and piano playing. As a singer, songwriter, and musician, the creative edge of Sera points to this soulful artist's deep roots and colorful background in the American South.
Sera began her career performing in New Orleans & Mississippi clubs, where she garnered quite a local following. The soulful songstress created two independent recordings catching the attention of veteran music industry executives. She was signed to major label Universal Republic and Sony, where she released an EP (Serabee) and had the iTunes single of the week, "Driving Me Stupid." She also became a finalist on the first season of "The Voice" as Serabee on Blake Shelton's team.
Since signing with Rabadash in 2021, Serabee is confident that this path will give her a renewed hope to carry her career forward. Sera hopes this southern, soulful direction will finally be the sound that her fans and the world will know her for.
Sit down, close your eyes and listen to the lyrics & the magic
Rabadash Records, one of the oldest independent labels in the country, celebrated its 35th anniversary year of making great music in 2019. May we enjoy another 35 years!
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!