Brandon Anderson
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Brandon Anderson

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter


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"Guitars & Grievances- Advocate"

"As "Wake Up," the lead single from his new album Guitars & Grievances, demonstrates, the urgent wail of talented out singer-songwriter Brandon Anderson should make him a hit with fans of other folk-alt musicians such as Tracy Chapman and Tori Amos." - Jeremy Kinser
- The Advocate

"Soundtrack to My Day"

"From the desperate reach of Sinking Slowly to the tender touch of So Much For Love, the album [Guitars & Grievances] is constantly touching your heart, just in different ways, with both a soft stroke and a firm clench."
- Soundtrack To My Day

""[His music is] so beautiful! I can't turn it off...It plays in my house over and over...""

"[His music is] so beautiful! I can't turn it off...It plays in my house over and over..."
- iTunes Review

"Of The Free"

"Of The Free takes a volatile issue and attacks it with heart and powerful songwriting. It's rare that a song can speak on a political issue of any kind without the hint of preaching or condescension. Brandon nailed it ... with his heart wrenching emotion and lyrics." -Review "Of The Free"
- iTunes Review

""Both his songs and performances are electric and deeply personal""

"Both his songs and performances are electric and deeply personal" - Ranger News

"Fan Review"

My friend, Mary, and I were amazed with your performance last night. Your piano is visceral - we felt it in the gut - and your lyrics hit straight to the heart. You brought us right into your life, motioned for us all to sit down, and told us about ourselves with humor, outrage and compassion. A sublime performance." - Sue Panger


Guitars & Grievances
Of The Free - Single
Space - EP
Black Box Live



Brandon Anderson was born a storyteller. Raised a Midwestern Mormon boy along the expanding horizon of Lake Michigan and tempered by the long Wisconsin winters, Brandon quickly learned the value of a story. Plagued by questions of faith and identity, Brandon looked to the stories of songwriters, authors, and poets to transport him to new horizons, ideas, lives, and new worlds. Locked in his bedroom, he could be anyone and go anywhere, and that’s when his own stories started to flow.

Drawn to the voices of New York, Brandon came to write his own story and to reflect the world around him. Liberated by the wealth of diversity, convergence of ideas, and acceptance, Brandon was finally free to live out his truth.

Now an ASCAP award-winning songwriter, Brandon has become a regular face at New York songwriting staples (The Bitter End, Caffe Vivaldi, Googies Lounge above the Living Room, Waltz Astoria) and has also toured nationally, gathering stories in every city. Named a Critics Pick by Time Out NY and listed as #8 on the Advocate' Hot Sheet, which targets must see artists in the entertainment world, Brandon has started to make a name as an artist not to miss. Brandon has also been featured on NPR's Lake Effect, The Shepard Express, and many other regional publications.

Inspired by stories and experience from the road, his new album Guitars & Grievances reflects the hardships, grievances, and the spirit of the American people. With just his guitar and voice as a guide, he was captured by peoples need to share their stories and find connections. Drawn to the poets and storytellers of the 60s and 70s and how they became a voice for a generation, Brandon was struck by his similar feelings of isolation and discord in our time. A protest album, Guitars & Grievances also reflects the incredible level of community and compassion that he found while sharing music from coast to coast.