Michael James Anderson
Based out of Central Connecticut, and no stranger to the road, Michael James Anderson struck out on his own after playing in the critically acclaimed metal/punk band FLU, releasing his first solo record "Wake Up For The Shakedown" in 2008, followed by "Restless Sea" (2010), "Left Of The Dial" (2012), "Amend" (2013 EP) and a song "Traffic" on a four way 7-inch split (2014). 2015 has Anderson finishing up his new 7-inch three-track EP which he recorded at Orange Sound Studio in both Brooklyn, NY and Wallingford, CT.
Having been compared to the likes of Elliot Smith, Iron and Wine and Luka Bloom, all of which Anderson admits he is a fan of, have inspired many of Michael's recordings to give the listener the feeling that he is simply playing a song to just them in their living room. Though the motto "once a band guy, always a band guy" proves true in some of his later recordings, releasing music with a whole slew of backing band/session players that have given Anderson's newer recordings more of a Ryan Adams circa "Love Is Hell" ambience.
"Anderson never veers into the saccharine-infused; this is solo acoustic at its best, sensitive without being cloying. Proof that rockers don't have to rock out to be effective." - Alexis Fitts, New Haven Advocate
"The soft side of the Flu frontman has been shown. Take that Bret Michaels!" - Nick Stefanovich, Northeast Performer