23 September 1975 (age 42)
Singer/songwriter Fraser Anderson joins such artists as Iron & Wine, Paul Simon and John Martyn in creating songs that are alternately lush and intimately earthy. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and currently living in France, where he is recording his third album, ‘Little Glass Box’. This hotly anticipated album will be released in the Autumn 2010
‘Little Glass Box’ has been graced with accompaniments from the legendary Danny Thompson on double bass (John Martyn, Kate Bush, Nick Drake), Dick Pearce on trumpet (Ronnie Scott Quintet), Martin Ditcham on percussion (Sade, Mary Black) and Max Middleton on Rhodes piano (Jeff Beck, Kate Bush, John Martyn), you won't be able to wait to hear it. And you won't have to.
Premiering on Bob Harris' BBC Radio 2 show September 5, 2010, ‘Little Glass Box’ is a game changer. A retro folk-R&B exploration, which represents a new direction for Fraser, whose previous albums include ‘and the girl with the strawberry…’ which was hailed by media in Scotland as a “masterpiece”. His second album, ‘Coming up for air’, was recorded in Paris, which Bob Harris described as “truly beautiful” and said he was “knocked out” by it.
Fraser learned his trade in the early days around the Scottish Folk scene, performing with Dougie MacLean as a vocalist and playing support to the likes of Joan Armatrading, Joe Bonammassa and Chuck Berry in concerts around Britain and France. He has played live sessions for BBC Radio 2, Radio Scotland and The Thistle & Shamrock show, broadcast on NPR. In January 2010 he performed a live set for the BBC on a televised show for Celtic Connections alongside Natalie Merchant and her band.
He takes the stage as if it is his own living room, it's hard not to compare his intimacy with the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and Ray Lamontagne. even so, Fraser throws his heart out from the spotlight in a way that is entirely his own. The ‘Little Glass Box’ tour will begin in London in the Autumn, with dates to follow throughout the UK, Canada & US.
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