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DC Anderson

Portland, Oregon, United States | INDIE | AFTRA

Portland, Oregon, United States | INDIE | AFTRA
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Wit and Whimsy! Live and Lively! A beautiful voice to go with his tunesmithing talents! by David Finkle - Village Voice


a winning guy whose "aw shucks" performance style puts one in mind of Bert Lahr ...and who seems single-handedly capable of bringing back the classic music hall comic song with very contemporary settings. Whether spoofing the Internet, describing a ghastly experience as a quality control "enforcer" for KFC, or taking on such mediums as Jonathan Edward, Mr. Anderson has a finely honed sense of satire and a jovial demeanor that makes him a constant delight. by Christopher Byrne - New City Times


D.C. Anderson has a voice that seems adaptable to every purpose. His BLUE SUMMER DAY manages to put him in every imaginable musical circumstance. He has an affection for songs filled with off-beat humor and rich irony. Anderson can sing a standard such as Second Time Around with storytelling mastery and he can deliver new material with the sort of musical understanding that is a delight !
by Don Heckman - Los Angeles Times


"With a lack of artifice, D.C. has written and sings the lyrics about the challenges of successful couplehood in the serious "Sad Man" and "Hard This Goodbye." On a lighter note, cupcakes with sprinkles are sprinkled into a mix of childhood memories in "Sandy Lysaght's Ma."
"Hello Nancy, Goodbye Ron" is a genuinely touching song about his reaction to the death of President Reagan, as D.C. found himself responding to the humanity and history beyond the politics. Like the songs here about the loss of his mother, it's cathartic but with restraint and craft. Wisely, he ends the CD - 'i am still' on a strong note of hope with "Fixed Up Heart" wherein he exults, "Found a way out of my sadness/ Found a path that leads to start... In his light and quirky songs, his observations and wit are both sharp. He imagines what a baby might be thinking as his paternity is determined thanks to DNA and the producers of tabloid TV in "Maury"; it's clever and funny, but also has an underlying social commentary. There's a theatricality in the way he sets up and sings his story-songs...D.C. Anderson's voice is one that's pleasing in his role as a singer and thought-provoking in his role as lyricist."
by Rob Lester
- Talkin' B'way


"The title track from D.C. Anderson’s latest release starts on a somber note. Just piano and his voice singing of “thistles where there once was grass.” But listen for a moment and hear the acoustic guitar add delicate touches as Anderson fleshes out a story of an abandoned hotel—from the hotel’s point of view. The unusual perspective coupled with the sonic sparseness of the song proves quite refreshing.

The rest of the album offers equal parts comedy and drama. From the hilarious “Jury Duty Girlfriend” (“How long can she resist? I’m the only guy who’s single, let’s turn this trial into a tryst”) to the moving “Sad Man,” written after the death of his mother, Anderson paints pictures that you’ll want to keep hanging in your mind. "— by Mare Wakefield
- Performing Songwriter


A balladeer and folk singer as well as actor and writer, D.C. Anderson’s work embodies the best of the coffee-shop 1960s with a healthy dose of contemporary angst thrown in for good measure. Eccentric without being inaccessible and heartfelt without being pretentious, Anderson’s lyrics have made him a favorite for years and I Am Still, his most recent release, will only enhance that popularity.

Anderson has a lovely voice that soars with throbbing intensity. On ballads, like the haunting Madison Laughs with music by Roy Zimmerman, his gentle, whispering delivery will bring a lump to your throat, while on silly ditties like Jury Duty Girlfriend, a delicious ode to jury-duty-infatuation written in collaboration with Ritt Henn, his natural flair for the comedic and absurd comes shining through. Many songs on I Am Still are reflections on, and meditations about, the loss of his mother and Anderson’s delivery rings with an authenticity that’s piercing in its sadness.

If you haven’t discovered D.C. Anderson, I Am Still is an excellent place to start. by David Hurst
- Cabaret Scenes


Discography

TIME WAS (1993)
THE BOX UNDER THE BED (1997)
BLUE SUMMER DAY (2000)
ALL IS CALM, ALL IS BRIGHT (2001)
COLLECTED (2002)
BALLAD (2004)
I AM STILL (2006)
OUR STORY (2008)
listening tracks at www.dcanderson.net and www.myspace.com/davidcameronanderson
video: www.youtube.com/davidcameronanderson

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Carnegie Hall, Broadway, Metropolitan Room, Creole Gallery, Plush Room, Davenport's, Tour dates in 60 cities in United States and Canada as an actor/singer have served his concert career as an Award-winning Singer/Songwriter well! D.C. Anderson's 7th CD release - I AM STILL was enthusiastically reviewed in PERFORMING SONGWRITER. D.C. combines humourous slice of life songs ('Jury Duty Girlfriend', 'Maury' Povich - about those DNA shows!, 'Human Fondue' and 'Chocolate is Fine' )and poignant ballads ('I am Still', 'I Leave in Doubt') into an entertaining and thoughtful evening. New CD (2008) OUR STORY !