Blues musician T-Roy Anderson to perform at Evansville Art CenterThe Evansville Art Center will host a concert next Friday, February 26. The concert, which will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m., features blues musician T-Roy Anderson from West Fargo, North Dakota.
The Evansville Art Center will host a concert next Friday, February 26.
The concert, which will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m., features blues musician T-Roy Anderson from West Fargo, North Dakota.
This is a free-will offering event.
Anderson grew up listening to his father’s Chet Atkins record collection on the family farm near Walker.
As a hard-working farm boy, he picked up a second-hand telecaster and developed a life-long love of the blues.
He has played in bar bands, on street corners and in coffee shops.
After spending 25 years playing rock and roll covers in just about every bar between Motley, Minnesota and Hillsboro, North Dakota, Anderson settled on playing rockin’ blues and folk on his original 1930’s era dobro – a type of acoustic guitar with steel resonating disks inside the body under the bridge.
Anderson’s playing blends the electric sounds of Albert King and Johnny Winter with the acoustic elegance of Robert Johnson and Kent DuChaine.
He plays slides using old glass medicine bottles, which he hunts for in thrift shops and at rummage sales.
Not only does Anderson play his dobro, but he sings as well, and has been told his singing is reminiscent of John Prine.
His songs resonate with the history of the area, telling stories of the floods, the farms and the gritty blue-collar life of processing sugar beets.
Unusual among songwriters, Anderson commits his songs to memory as he writes them, without ever actually writing down the words.
He recently recorded his debut CD, My Lost Songs, which is to be released later this month.