One's To Watch: Branson Anderson

Cut from the same cloth as Shakey Graves and Devendra Banhart with a hint of his own unique sound Branson Anderson will be bringing his talents to The Bluebird later this week opening for Corb Lund. He is also set to release two new singles at the beginning of March which we can describe as a knee-slapping-road music. The beats are infectious and the lyrics have us singing to the distinguished sound. Keep an eye out for the new tunes!

Singer-songwriter Branson Anderson hails from Logandale, Nevada, a tiny, sleepy, desert town dating back to the 1860s, best known as the home of the Clark County Fair and Rodeo. As a teen, Anderson started writing songs with dreams of rambling across the land as a traveling musician. In fact, he once ditched high school and took a two and a half day bus ride to Nashville with the sole plan of going to Third Man Records to meet Jack White. It didn’t quite pan out and fifteen hours later he was back on a bus headed home, but a love for the adventures of the road got into his blood on that trip.

Now based in Ogden, Utah, another historic frontier town rich in cowboy lore, Anderson lives in a camp trailer and fully embraces the life of a troubadour, working as a truck driver for a rock quarry when he isn’t gigging. With a creative approach to writing that eschews traditional song structure, Anderson’s influences include Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Jack White, and Robert Johnson. Fueled by a humble reverence for Americana, as a performer Anderson channels the spirit of yesteryear imbued with a fresh, unique take on roots music.

Anderson has toured the U.S. and parts of Europe, opening for Corb Lund, Charlie Parr, Brothers Comatose, Sammy Brue, and fellow Utah resident Joshua James, who produced Anderson’s 2017 debut album, Graydog, as well as his new album, Applecore, Baltimore.