EDWARD DAVID ANDERSON SOLO RECORD 4/29

We are pleased to announce the release of Ed’s debut solo album Lies & Wishes on the Brooklyn based Royal Potato Family label. Produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin and set to hit stores on April 29th, the record is built around refined melodies, acoustic guitars and sparse arrangements, yet Berlin’s production colors the tracks with squalls of electric guitar, affected vocals, drum loops and assorted analog keyboard flourishes.  Visit edwarddavidanderson.com for more info.

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BTF TO REUNITE FOR A GOOD CAUSE ON 11/23/13!!!

It’s true folks. Exactly two years to the day of the last performance, Backyard Tire Fire will reunite for one set only in support of UP AND AT THEM! A BENEFIT TO END MS.

Here’s the skinny…

SAT., NOV. 23, 2013
CUBBY BEAR
1059 West Addison
Chicago, Illinois 60613
*BTF @ 11:30pm

ONE NIGHT ONLY PEOPLE. HELP THE BAND HELP A FRIEND!!!

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Fall shows and hiatus

Hey folks,
We’re going to celebrate 10 years of Backyard Tire Fire in the fall with some BIG SHOWS (below)…and then we’re going to take a break. An indefinite hiatus, if you will. Everything is cool, we all just have lots of other things going in our lives right now. We want to thank people like Nick Curry and Geoff Harrison for their hard work and resolve. Thanks to our loved ones for dealing with the constant touring. And to the people that listened to the songs and supported us, and fed us and gave us places to sleep.
Rock & Roll,
BTF
Final BTF Performances:
October 14th – Chicago Street Pub - Info
November 11th – Castle Theater – Bloomington, IL – Info
November 18th – Double Door – Chicago, IL – BUY TICKETS
November 23rd – Chord on Blues – St. Charles, IL – Info
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BTF at Decatur Celebration Aug. 7th/Farmfest 450 Aug. 20th!!!

Backyard Tire Fire will be performing at this year’s Decatur Celebration on Aug. 7th at 6pm on the Spotlight Stage.  Later in the month the band will return to Farmfest 450!!!  This is a 2 day event and was a blast last year.  Come on out, put up a tent, knock down down some cold beverages and enjoy some rock & roll in the middle of the cornfields!!!!

BTF

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ED ANDERSON SITE/SUMMER DATES

Hey folks,

Check out Ed’s new site for all upcoming solo and duo dates including stops in Joliet, Chicago, Rock Island, Saybrook, Carbondale, Nashville, TN, Louisville & Newport, KY and Columbia & St. Louis, MO.  Ed also plays every Wednesday at Six Strings in downtown Bloomington with Chicago Farmer, and will be picking up Tuesdays at Bottoms Up in Pekin with Farmer throughout July.  Ed will also begin work on his first solo record in Sept…more info to come.

Dig this footage from the Castle Theatre last month when Ed opened for Slobberbone

Tears at Bay by Ed @ the Castle

Rock and Roll!

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SHOWS IN JUNE!!!

Fri, June 10th, 9pm – TICKETS $10 advance/$12 the day of
MOJOES – 22 W. Cass St., Joliet, IL 60432
*With specials guest: Leadfoot!!!!

AND…

Sat., June 18th, 6:30pm – TICKETS $15
BLOOMINGTON CTR FOR PERF ARTS – 107 E. Chestnut St., Bloomington, IL 61701
*Matthew Curry & the Blues Fury to open show

OUTDOOR SHOW TO KICK OFF THE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES!!!

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2011 Shows

We’re taking things a little slower in 2011 than usual. We’ve been home writing and writing some more for the next record. We’re excited to announce two special shows coming up this spring in Bloomington, and Chicago.

On March 18th we’ll be returning to the Castle Theater in Bloomington, this time with Mic Harrison and the High Score (from the V-Roys) opening up the show. Tickets are onsale here.

April 15th at the Double Door, we’ll be back in the Windy City for a very special co-bill with fellow Illinois rock&roll torchbearers, Steepwater Band and special guest Hollus. Purchase tickets here.

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This Song

Happy 2011 folks, here is a new song for you:

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Good to Be available for $5 on Amazon mp3

Got an Amazon Gift Card burning a hole in your pocket?  Good to Be is available for only $5 through February 1st on Amazon mp3.

Happy holidays!

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5th Annual Holiday Jamboree

We’re pleased to announce the 5th Annual Holiday Jamboree, benefiting Bloomington-Normal charities, over $12,500 raised over 4 years.
This years $15 donation goes to benefit Share the Music.
Sat., Dec. 18th
featuring:
Backyard Tire Fire
Chicago Farmer
Dan Hubbard & the Humadors
Ghosttown Gramophone
Caffeine Patrol
Six Strings
525 North Center Street
Bloomington, IL
Doors @ 8pm
Showtime @ 9pm
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