Saw Anderson East last night at The Big Room at the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, CA. Really cool experience to see a show at a brewery. Been a HUGE fan of Anderson East for a while and he’s been a bucket list guy for me. He has this folky, bluesy sound that I can only describe as modern oldies. It’s church music for me. It’s good old fashion hand-clappin, foot-stompin, heavy prevalence on the horn, modern blues.
The start of the show was really interesting. He didn’t come out high-energy like I expected. First song was a down-tempo version of Devil With Me, followed by If You Keep Leaving Me. Two great songs, but slow. If You Keep Leaving Me has some Beatle vibes to it for sure (definitely listen to the whole song, it builds up to an amazing outro). Then he picked it up with my Sorry You’re Sick and Surrender.
Highlight of the show might have been his cover of Sam & Dave’s Hold On I’m Comin‘. All time favorite song. He also covered Stay With Me by The Faces (Another all-time favorite) and Prince’s I Would Die For U
Check out some pictures from the show, and the studio versions of the songs mentioned above.