Eric Andersen, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

November 4th, 2010, 10:09 am by Greg

Eric Andersen
“I think it was ‘Songs Our Daddy Taught Us’ by the Everly Brothers. It was an album of Kentucky ballads. That’s how I learned to play guitar – playing along with that album.

And then there was Elvis Presley and Bill Haley – you know, the first rock ’n’ roll. Chuck Berry. And I love Little Richard.

I grew up in Buffalo, and the radio station there WKBW had George ‘The Hound Dog’ Lorenz, who played all the cool R&B. That’s where I first picked up on so much cool music – absolutely incredible stuff like Lightnin’ Hopkins, Otis Spann, Muddy Waters and B.B. King.”

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Veteran singer-songwriter Eric Andersen stops by Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs for a concert at 7pm on Sunday. Davey O opens the show. Tix are $25 in advance; $27 at the door.