Chasing Butterflies is a stunning collection of modern Americana. Poetic and fresh with a deceptively laconic quality making it all the more momentous. I don’t use the word often: brilliant.
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.
It is indeed high time that this great songsmith comes to the Netherlands for performances.
Chasing Butterflies is a treasure chest full of American songs, just waiting for you to open and find all of the joy and mysteries stored inside. Edward David Anderson’s voice and these songs are like a back porch conversation with a great old long lost friend. You can pick up right where you left off and it always feels right
EDA has always been one of my favorite songwriters and singers, and on Chasing Butterflies he has beautifully managed to capture the elusive dichotomy that is the American South- a combination of mystery, darkness and relaxed geniality. Great album.
Anderson possesses a storyteller’s touch and a guitar god’s muscle.
He has that rare ability to open his soul and unfold his stories in a natural style that is simultaneously guileless and universal, a direct hit to the heart
Anderson writes raw emotionally sophisticated songs.
An artist to the bone who is raw, open, gritty...A portal into the human condition
... a wonderfully soulful record.
A simply infectious album (Lower Alabama: The Loxley Sessions), chock full of memorable melodies and messages, a genuine keeper.
In my past travels, it’s typically been John Prine and Guy Clark songs that have hit me so hard I had to pull off to the side of road. These days it’s Jason Isbell and Edward David Anderson. If you don’t know that last name yet, you will. I’m actually on the shoulder of I-55 somewhere between Chicago and St. Louis listening to ‘Chasing Butterflies’ right now
Edward David Anderson has come to appreciate the finer points of songwriting that distinguish folks such as Jeff Tweedy and Gram Parsons.
Bar Room Semantics is infused with the kind of dusty, bootstrap-pulling resilience that Midwesterners have spent decades perfecting.
Anderson’s songwriting style is refreshing in the extreme.