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Anderson East’s “Encore” Out Today

Anderson East’s highly anticipated new album, Encore, is out today on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records (stream/purchase HERE).

In celebration of the release, East performed his #1 single, “All On My Mind,” on this morning’s “TODAY” show (watch HERE), while, earlier this week, he performed “Girlfriend” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (watch HERE).

Last night, East kicked off his “Encore World Tour 2018” with a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. The extensive tour will span throughout the year and includes a sold out show tonight at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg and two sold out shows next weekend at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley among many others. All tickets are on sale now. See below for complete details.

Widespread critical praise for Encore

“…an often lustrous revisiting of raucous Southern soul, rousingly delivered and pinpoint precise. He has a voice full of extremely careful scrape and crunch, but his howls never feel unhinged.”—The New York Times

“…drawing inspiration from the sophistication of Donny Hathaway’s compositions and arrangements, the grandness of Van Morrison’s Caledonia Soul Orchestra and the dashing song interpretation of Joe Cocker.”—NPR Music

“…highlights an exciting singer-songwriter effortlessly able to blend elements of rock, blues, country and soul. East sounds both deeply classic and yet fresh…East’s voice is a thing of wonder, marbled like a slab of beef that’s been drenched in bourbon.”—Associated Press

“…this remains a sharp, soul-drenched, organically based set that solidifies the R&B roots at the heart of East’s talents…The songs are terrific, East sells them with his gritty, committed vocals and Encore is poised to push the talented singer-songwriter over the top and into the mainstream.”—American Songwriter

“One of Nashville’s most promising new talents.”—Billboard

Encore was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio along with additional production at House of Blues and Farmland Studio. The album features eleven songs, including “All On My Mind,” “King For A Day” and “Girlfriend” as well as renditions of songs by Ted Hawkins and Willie Nelson.

photo credit: Joshua Black Wilkins

The release of Encore culminates a breakout series of years for East following his widely praised debut album, Delilah. In addition to the “TODAY” show and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, East has previously performed on “Ellen,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “CBS This Morning Saturday” and Daryl Hall’s “Live from Daryl’s House” and has lent his talents to several notable projects. He’s been featured on Dave Cobb’s Southern Family compilation, contributed a song to Brandi Carlile’s Cover Stories LP and crafted the original song “What Would It Take” for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack.


1. King For A Day (Anderson East, Chris Stapleton, Morgane Stapleton)

2. This Too Shall Last (Anderson East, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Raitiere)

3. House Is A Building (Anderson East, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Raitiere)

4. Sorry You’re Sick (Ted Hawkins)

5. If You Keep Leaving Me (Anderson East, Chris Stapleton, Aaron Raitiere)

6. Girlfriend (Anderson East, Dave Cobb, Aaron Raitiere, Tim Bergling)

7. Surrender (Anderson East, Aaron Raitiere, Adam Hood)

8. All On My Mind (Anderson East, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Aaron Raitiere)

9. Without You (Anderson East, Steve McEwan)

10. Somebody Pick Up My Pieces (Willie Nelson)

11. Cabinet Door (Anderson East, Jillia Jackson)


January 12—Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)

January 19—Nashville, TN—3rd & Lindsley (SOLD OUT)

January 20—Nashville, TN—3rd & Lindsley (SOLD OUT)

January 24—London, U.K.—Omera (SOLD OUT)

January 26—Berlin, Germany—Musik & Frieden (Schwarzes Zimmer)

January 27—Hamburg, Germany—Nochtspeicher

January 28—Worpswede, Germany—Music Hall

January 30—Stockholm, Sweden—Kägelbanan Södra Teatern

February 8—Dallas, TX—Trees

February 9—Austin, TX—The Parish (SOLD OUT)

February 10—Houston, TX—Studio at Warehouse Live

February 13—Jackson, MS—Duling Hall

February 15—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West

February 16—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre

February 17—Birmingham, AL—Iron City Birmingham (SOLD OUT)

March 1—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre

March 2—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore

March 2-4—Phoenix, AZ—M3F Fest 2018

March 3—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up

March 6—Crystal Bay, NV—Crystal Bay Club Casino

March 7—Sacramento, CA—Harlow’s

March 9—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall

March 10—Seattle, WA—Neumos

March 11—Vancouver, BC—Imperial

March 13—Boise, ID—The Olympic

March 14—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room

March 16—Denver, CO—Gothic Theatre

March 17—Fort Collins, CO—Washington’s

March 18—Mountain Village, CO—Club Red, Telluride Conference Center

March 20—Kansas City, MO—The Madrid Theatre

March 21—Columbia, MO—The Blue Note

April 3—South Burlington, VT—Higher Ground

April 5—Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club

April 6—Washington, DC—9:30 Club

April 7—Philadelphia, PA—Theatre of Living Arts

April 10—Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern

April 11—Syracuse, NY—Westcott Theater

April 13—Columbus, OH—A&R Music Bar

April 14—Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom

April 15—Cincinnati, OH—20th Century Theater

April 17—Lexington, KY—Manchester Music Hall

April 18—Asheville, NC—Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall

April 20—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall

April 21—Charlotte, NC—The Underground

April 22—Raleigh, NC—Lincoln Theatre

April 24—Charlottesville, VA—Jefferson Theater

April 26—Macon, GA—Cox Capitol Theatre

April 27—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theater

April 28—Chattanooga, TN—Revelry Room

May 11—Louisville, KY—Headliner’s Music Hall

May 12—Indianapolis, IN—The Vogue

May 13—Detroit, MI—The Shelter

May 15—Madison, WI—Majestic Theatre

May 17—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line Music Café

May 18—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall

May 20—Gulf Shores, AL—Hangout Festival 2018

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The Secret is Out on Musicians Corner’s 3rd Season!

Record Crowd Packs Centennial Park for the Spring Season Kickoff

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A record crowd packs Centennial Park for the free music on Saturday May 5

Maybe it was because of Cinco de Mayo, maybe it was because of the beautiful day, or maybe it was because Musicians Corner is just an awesome weekly event, but one thing was for certain at the first show of the spring season on Saturday… Musicians Corner’s popularity is growing FAST.

Over 1,400 people showed up to the Musicians Corner concert, which will take place each Saturday until the end of June in Centennial Park. And what a concert it was! With new amenities such as a Beer & Wine Garden, this promises to be a season to remember.

The day started off with the group Escondido, a groovy new duo. Following them was the young, talented trio Punchinello on the Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage.

That’s when yours truly hopped on stage (pardon me for the shameless plug). It was a special event that I wanted to commemorate and share with 1,400 of my closest friends. It was my mom’s birthday, so I got to wish her a happy birthday from the Musicians Corner stage. My family and some friends made it all the way down from Pennsylvania to spend the weekend with me, and I couldn’t have been happier. Happy birthday agin mom, love you!

Ok, back to the show. To celebrate the Cinco de Mayo festivities, MC next featured Latin Salsa by Afinke. It was hard to keep the crowd seated and still for this band, who was sporting a huge brass section. Representing the acoustic stage after that was Rayvon Owen, with a smooth voice and killer falsetto.

Friends of Musicians Corner Amy Stroup and Trent Dabbs took to the main stage next as their new duo Sugar & the Hi Lows. Each has graced the MC stage as solo artists, yet they are truly a joy to listen to together, even covering the Tina Turner classic Rollin’ on the RiverAnderson East was the final Acoustic Stage act of the day and, utilizing nothing but his guitar, swooned the crowd with his unique style.

Mayor Karl Dean and Paul Worley at Musicians Corner

Mayor Karl Dean and Esteemed Record Producer Paul Worley at Musicians Corner on May 5

After the coveted Dog of the Day Award, there was a historic event that took place. No, I don’t mean the return of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, who haven’t performed in Centennial Park in 115 years…. I mean the fact that no less than 4 people introduced them.

John Tumminello, Musicians Corner’s Executive Director took the stage first to introduce Grammy-Award-winning record producer Paul Worley. He then introduced our wonderful Mayor Karl Dean, who introduced the band’s director, who in turn introduced the band itself.

However, we must thank both Mayor Dean and Mr. Worley for their ongoing support of Musicians Corner and for the Nashville music community as a whole. We can’t say enough about these gentlemen!

And although the quadruple-introduction was an unprecedented event, let that not diminish the true history that was made at Musicians Corner. The last time the Fisk Jubilee Singers performed in Centennial Park was for President William McKinnley during the Centennial Exhibition… in 1897! You can read more about this historic event in this wonderful article from The Tennessean.

The singers haven’t changed their style or their music since their formation in 1871. It is still traditional, beautiful choir music. And the Musicians Corner crowd stuck around to hang on their every word.

The Fisk Jubilee Singers at Musicians Corner

The Fisk Jubilee Singers at performed in Centennial Park for the first time since the Centennial Exhibition in 1897

Musicians Corner is a non-profit program of The Conservancy for the Parthenon & Centennial Park. The spring season of runs every Saturday through June, and promises more great artists, special guests and fun activities. For additional information and the entire spring schedule please visit www.musicianscornernashville.com.

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