Anders Osborne – American Patchwork (Epic 2017 #197)

The Epic 2017 Project #197: 170716

Anders Osborne – American Patchwork (2010)

Grammy-award winning guitarist/singer/songwriter Anders Osborne blends blues, rock and roll and New Orleans funk and R&B to create a distinctive genre-bending style that has captivated music fans and fellow performers alike. He wrote “Watch The Wind Blow By,” a No.1, million-selling country hit for Tim McGraw and two tracks on bluesman Keb’ Mo’s Grammy-winning album Slow Down. American Patchwork is an intensely soulful album, ranging from gentle ballads to burning rockers, including some truly amazing guitar playing. Galactic’s Stanton Moore and Corrosion of Conformity’s Pepper Keenan guest.

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Anders Osborne – Aim way high (Leaping Ahead #3)

Leaping Ahead project 2016 #3: 160103

[The song with the highest ‘play’ count on iTunes]

This is a song of hope. And also one of promise and of belief in oneself. It speaks about knowing you have a whole lot to give and share with others around you and the knowledge that, by doing so, you can add a little ray of light in an otherwise shadowed world. It’s a song which I’ve played again and and again since I first heard it on the 2010 ‘Patchwork’ album. The ‘play’ count on iTunes is currently 23 but you can add at least one zero to that for the number of playlists it both features in and which are regularly played on my iPod.

‘Aim way high’ a mantra for any time – but certainly mine for the year ahead.