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Edward David Anderson at Anvil & Forge

March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Edward David Anderson is an American songwriter who spent his formative years fronting the revered Midwest band, Backyard Tire Fire. Since their hiatus in 2011 EDA has continued to write and tour as a solo artist. In 2018 he started Black Dirt Records in Bloomington, IL and released his 3rd album Chasing Butterflies on Oct. 19th.

His delivery in the live setting is both dynamic and impactful showcasing a natural prowess on banjo, acoustic/cigar box guitars and foot percussion. He defines his sound as Black Dirt Music. “Songs about people and places, about life and love and loss. It’s roots music, cultivated in the fertile soil of the Midwest.”

“On Chasing Butterflies, Edward David Anderson commands our attention with his accomplished songwriting and sublime presentation. He certainly has mine. It’s a triumph” -Rob Dickens, No Depression

“He has a knack for infectious hooks, yet these are well-crafted songs; melodic and upbeat…they seem very real, as if they come from the life of a troubadour. Anderson continues to impress.” -Jim Hynes, Country Standard Time

“Great record this one from start to finish. A highly recommended listen.” -Mark Hegarty, Americana UK


March 16
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Anvil & Forge
619 East Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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