It’s been said that music transcends borders and it’s clear that American born Eric Anders is sending a message to the man that controls his for at least the next four years.
Eleven Nine, a politically anti-Trump charged album, is shrewdly named after the first full day Donald Trump assumed president-elect status and in reverse (Nine Eleven) to obviously represent the horrific terrorist attack in 2001.
Politics aside, Anders is an accomplished musician, songwriter and singer earning a Grammy for playing side guitar for Warren Zevon’s Grammy-winning album, The Wind. Surprisingly, he started writing and recording his own material in his late thirties and blazed through the releases of his first four albums in four years: Not At One (2003), Songs For Wayward Days (2004), More Regrets (2005) and Tethered to the Ground (2006).
Vocally, his voice pitches like Neil Young and you will definitely enjoy his rendition of the classic folk-rock hit Who Will Stop The Rain written and inspired by songwriter John Fogerty’s experience at Woodstock – originally recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
The soothing kumbaya melody of I Hear Them All with the (This Land is Your Land) chorus can easily huddle your friends around a campfire in the middle of the wilderness or be a peaceful musical protest to inspire change as so many singing activists courageously have done. Insert Bob Dylan. Insert Johnny Cash.
Eric has also partnered with Lambda Legal on Eleven Nine and will donate all album proceeds to them. Lambda Legal is “the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.”
No matter where you fall on the Trump spectrum, Eleven Nine is lyrically intended not to be ignored.
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