Long considered one of the world’s best-of-the-best Tele-twangers, musical pioneer Pete Andersonhas never been satisfied with maintaining the status quo. The last 10 years has found Anderson focusing on his solo career – perfecting his craft & honing his musical vision. On “BIRDS ABOVE GUITARLAND” the Detroit native Anderson delivers a set of all-original music — a rich roots music gumbo of blues/funk/swing/country twang with a splash of surf music and a dash of jazz. And TONE — always tone…”
Pete Anderson is most widely known as the musical partner to Dwight Yoakam, (a little ‘side project’ that wound up helping to change the face of contemporary country music!) whose records he produced/arranged/and played on from 1986-2003 resulting in sales of 25 Million+ recordings. Anderson is well known as a pioneer in the roots-rock genre and was an early champion of the Americana movement, where he had a hand in introducing the world to artists such as Lucinda Williams, Jim Lauderdale, Michelle Shocked and Rosie Flores. He is also a renowned band-leader who has appeared on “SaturdayNight Live”, “David Letterman” , and “The Tonight Show” (19 times since 1986) and has played over 3,000 live shows in upwards of 15 countries around the world. While Pete Anderson’s work as a producer/arranger/guitarist has resulted in acclaimed records in the Country, Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Rock, Pop, R&B, and Red Dirt genres of music, his focus as a solo artist has always been his first musical love – The Blues.
With years of critical and commercial success to his name, Pete Anderson is focusing on his musical roots. In 2006 he was approached by Guitar Center to help judge and organize their “King of the Blues” guitar competition, the largest in history. Anderson created all of the backing tracks that the contestants used in competition, acted as a judge and bandleader at the finale which featured B.B. King one year and The Black Crowes the next, and a Pete Anderson produced EP was a prize for the winner.
Reverend Guitars now has 4 Pete Anderson signature guitar models. The latest – Reverend Guitars’ PA1-RT – was just introduced at Summer NAMM July 2013 . Its predecessor, Reverend’s PA-1 first introduced in 2010 – received the “Editor’s Pick” from Guitar Player Magazine as well as rave reviews from all other guitar magazines. Also available from Reverend are the Pete Anderson Eastsider S and the Eastsider T.
From the blue collar, mixed race neighborhoods of Detroit to Hollywood’s early roots-rock scene and country music stardom to the new digital music industy and beyond, Pete Anderson’s talent and innovative spirit have not only set him apart from the herd, but ensure his continued presence as a bright spot in the future of the American roots music scene.
Pete is also a renowned bandleader who has played over 3,000 live shows in upwards of 15 countries around the world and has appeared on Saturday Night Live, David Letterman, and The Tonight Show (19 times since 1986). Pete has released 5 critically acclaimed solo records on his own label Little Dog Records with another one in the pipeline.