Pete Anderson Tonight at Sportsmen’s Tavern
by Buck Quigley - posted 10:27 am, August 22, 2011
When Dwight Yoakam began shooting up the country charts in the mid-1980’s from an unlikely home base in California, a huge part of his sound were the snaky and explosive guitar licks delivered by his producer, Pete Anderson.
For eighteen years, the pair put out some of the best country music of the era, and helped define what was called the neo-traditionalist sound—which stood in sharp contrast to the overblown ballads and awkward country anthems on the airwaves at the time. Their sound has translated to over 25 million records sold to date.
Grammy-winning Anderson has also worked with a bunch of Americana artists, but tonight finds him making a stop at the Sportsmen’s Tavern (326 Amherst Street) in support of his most recent release Even Things Up—a straight foray into the blues from the Detroit native.
The show starts at 7pm. $15.