Singer-songwriter Branson Anderson hails from Logandale, Nevada, a tiny, sleepy, desert town dating back to the 1860s, best known as the home of the Clark County Fair and Rodeo. As a teen, Anderson started writing songs with dreams of rambling across the land as a traveling musician. In fact, he once ditched high school and took a two and a half day bus ride to Nashville with the sole plan of going to Third Man Records to meet Jack White. It didn’t quite pan out and fifteen hours later he was back on a bus headed home, but a love for the adventures of the road got into his blood on that trip.
Now based in Laramie, Wyoming, another historic frontier town rich in cowboy lore, Anderson lives in a camp trailer and fully embraces the life of a troubadour, working as a truck driver for a rock quarry when he isn’t gigging. With a creative
approach to writing that eschews traditional song structure, Anderson’s influences include Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Jack White, and Robert Johnson. Fueled by a humble reverence for Americana, as a performer Anderson channels the spirit of yesteryear imbued with a fresh, unique take on roots music.
Anderson has toured the U.S. and parts of Europe, opening for Mattiel, Corb Lund, Charlie Parr, Brothers Comatose, Smooth Hound Smith, Little Hurricane, Lillie Mae, The Kolars, Sammy Brue, and fellow Utah residents Timmy The Teeth and Joshua James, the latter who produced Anderson’s 2017 debut album, Graydog, sophomore album Applecore, Baltimore, and partially the Lord, Have Mercy EP. He is proud to announce the long anticipated release of the all acoustic Keep It Moving EP recorded and produced by Chase Ford of the Salt Lake City, Utah scene.
Notable Venues Played
Urban Lounge. Salt Lake City, UT.
Bluebird. Denver, CO.
Olympic. Boise, ID.
Hotel Cafe. Los Angeles, CA.
7th Street Entry. Minneapolis, MN.
xBk. Des Moines, IA.
Majestic Theatre. Madison, WI.
Blind Pig. Ann Arbor, MI.
Thunderbird Cafe. Pittsburgh, PA.
The Englewood. Harrisburg, PA.
Broadberry. Richmond, VA.
Cat's Cradle. Carrboro, NC.
Grey Eagle. Asheville, NC.
Basement East. Nashville, TN.
Saturn. Birmingham, AL.
Masquerade. Atlanta, GA.
Meow Wolf. Santa Fe, NM.
Black Sheep. Colorado Springs, CO.
Paard Van Troje. The Hague, Netherlands