Girl I Left Behind
Andersen has made a name for herself as a sought-after fiddler and session player in the Northeast for the last ten years playing in bluegrass, country, rock, jazz & celtic groups. During stints with The McKrells, the John Lincoln Wright Band, Marshall Crenshaw, New England Bluegrass Band, Childsplay Fiddle Orchestra, Eric Andersen and John Herald among others, her fiery fiddling has run the gamut from Nashville country, alt rock, swing, bluegrass, celtic, folk, to various traditional fiddle styles. Andersen's work has brought her from the coffeehouses of her native New England to concert tours of California, from local bar gigs to the stage of Carnegie Hall, from country music in Japan to traditional fiddle music in Sweden. The last 3 years she has teamed up with songwriter and acoustic guitar luminary Harvey Reid to tour and record. Reid co-produced her debut,'The Girl I Left Behind,' and their highly acclaimed duo CD, 'The Great Sad River.' Most recently, Andersen has taken an even bolder step out into the solo limelight, and her newest CD 'Right Where I Should Be', co-produced by Andersen and New England journeyman songwriter Tom Dean (of Devonsquare fame,) shines the spotlight on her as a songwriter, singer, and guitar player. Her clear and powerful voice and brilliant fiddle work are always in the forefront, and her thoughtful and inspiring songs, memorable phrases and uncanny gift for melody mark her as a major new talent in the acoustic scene. Her compositions have a sophistication, laced with a refreshing originality and depth, and as she jumps effortlessly from a celtic-flavored ballad to a gospel-tinged blues, a catchy twangy country song, or a gypsy waltz, she makes them all unmistakably part of her own sound. The years of absorbing the wide spectrum of music around her have given her a music a remarkable breadth, and she clearly stands out amid the cluttered landscape of singer-songwriters.