ANDERS OSBORNE WINS FOUR "BEST OF THE BEAT" AWARDS FROM OFFBEAT MAGAZINE
Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Anders Osborne
, whose latest CD Peace
is being hailed as a career highlight, won four Best Of The Beat awards from New Orleans' OffBeat
Magazine. Osborne won for Best Rock Artist, Best Rock Album (for Peace
), Songwriter Of The Year and Best Producer. This is the third straight year Osborne has won the Best Songwriter award.
Between the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely emotional, soulful vocals and his piercing, expert guitar work, Osborne is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. Guitar Player
calls him "the poet laureate of Louisiana's fertile roots music scene." USA Today
says, "Anders Osborne plays fiery anthems and tumultuous, confessional songs punctuated with glorious, raw guitar." New Orleans' Gambit Weekly
recently honored Osborne as the 2013 Entertainer Of The Year.
Since the release of his 2010 Alligator Records debut, American Patchwork
, his 2012 follow-up, Black Eye Galaxy
, and his critically acclaimed 2013 EP, Three Free Amigos
, Osborne has earned hordes of new fans. He has toured virtually non-stop, either with his road-tested trio, as a solo artist, or as a guest with his countless musical admirers, including Toots and The Maytals, Stanton Moore, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. He's appeared on Galactic's Ya-Ka-May
album, and produced and played on critically acclaimed albums by Tab Benoit, Johnny Sansone, Mike Zito and others.