Guitarist headed to Cumberland

The Pete Anderson Trio performs as part of the Vancouver Island MusicFest Concert Series on Aug. 2 at the Cumberland Hotel

GUITARIST AND PRODUCER Pete Anderson (seen here with Michelle Shocked) will perform Aug. 2 at the Cumberland Hotel.

The Pete Anderson Trio performs as part of the Vancouver Island MusicFest Concert Series on Aug. 2 at the Cumberland Hotel.

Pete Anderson is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning producer and ground-breaking guitarist, who melds blues and country to forge a style all his own.

Known as a pioneer in the roots-rock genre and an early champion of the Americana movement, he had a hand in introducing the world to artists such as Michelle Shocked, Lucinda Williams, Jim Lauderdale, Rosie Flores and perhaps most famously, his musical partner of 20 years, Dwight Yoakam.

Pete is also a renowned bandleader who has played over 3,000 live shows in upwards of 15 countries around the world and has appeared on Saturday Night Live, David Letterman and The Tonight Show (19 times since 1986). Pete has released five critically acclaimed solo records on his own label Little Dog Records with another one in the pipeline.

With years of critical and commercial success to his name, not only as a guitarist and producer, but also as a songwriter, Pete is returning to his passion, the blues. In addition to being a

producer/musician, Anderson is also a businessman creating his own independent record label, Little Dog Records, over 15 years ago.

Little Dog Records has released records from a cross-section of artists that represent a wide range of American roots music, including Pete’s own solo work.

From the blue collar, mixed race neighbourhoods of Detroit to Hollywood’s early roots-rock scene and country music stardom to the new digital music industry and beyond, Anderson’s

talent, work ethic, and innovative spirit have not only set him apart from the herd, but ensure his continued presence as a bright point in the future of the American music scene.

Tickets are available online at www.islandmusicfest.com/concerts.

— Vancouver island MusicFest

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