Edward David Anderson

Edward David Anderson is an American songwriter and veteran of the road who spent his formative years fronting the revered Bloomington, IL band, Backyard Tire Fire. Known for infectious melodies and memorable messages he penned 8 releases for the band and played countless shows across the US and Canada. When the band went on hiatus in 2011 EDA continued to write and play solo and with his band Black Dirt Revival.


Backyard Tire Fire returned to the stage to headline the inaugural Black Dirt Music Festival in 2019 with plans to play select dates in 2020 and beyond. His delivery in the live setting is dynamic and impactful showcasing a natural ability on banjo, acoustic/electric 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."


EDA released Live and Solo on his own Black Dirt Records on 3/13/20. His vocal prowess, lyrical wit, and polished guitar picking shine through on his debut live album recorded in front of intimate and engaged sold-out crowds over the course of two nights. Half the material is previously unreleased, with the other half spanning a prolific career of three decades. While Live and Solo is a glorious representation of EDA in the live setting, his first three solo offerings Lies & Wishes (2014), The Loxley Sessions (2015), and Chasing Butterflies (2018) firmly establish him as a force to be reckoned with in the studio.


You can find EDA on the road solo, with his bands Black Dirt Revival and Backyard Tire Fire or with his side project Alabama Getaway. Live and Solo out now on Black Dirt Records.


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