Chrissy: You have shared the stage with countless legends such as Toots and The Maytals, Stanton Moore, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh just to name a few. Whats has been one of your favorite collaborations?
Anders: I find all of them very inspiring. Working on records with Dr. John is always fantastic, writing with Eric Church and Andrew Duhon was very rewarding, great flow! Playing guitar in Toots band was simply surreal, his voice is such a landmark in music history, loved every second of it. And I learn a tremendous amount every time I play with Phil Lesh, he’s just a giant and the Grateful Dead catalog is so beautiful. I also love playing with my brother Jackie Greene and of course Luther Dickinson. But there’s always something deeply spiritual when I get to play with my hometown people like George Porter Jr., Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Cyril, Johnny Sansone, David Torkanowski and Johnny Vidacovich.
Chrissy: That is quite the roster! ‘Flower Box’ is your second full length album that was released in 2016 which has been described as “a heavier,guitar driven follow up to the acclaimed ‘Spacedust & Ocean Views”, I admire your album names, how were those inspired?
Chrissy: You are road dog indeed traveling constantly on tours with your band, solo or as a guest with some of the musicians stated before. What can fans expect at Wednesday nights show?
Chrissy: What are some goals you have for 2019?
Chrissy: Woah, ‘Deep Impressions’ , I feel the right time will find you on that one. How long have you lived in New Orleans and how does that infuse your music? We love our music community here in Providence, can you tell us a bit about the local music scene in Nola?
Anders: I have lived in New Orleans for 33 years and it is obviously a huge part of who I am musically and personally. I have raised my two kids there and have deep roots in the community. I think of New Orleans as one of the most valuable treasures the world has to offer. There is no substitute for that glorious city.
People come every day from all over the world to experience and contribute to her magic. Everyone respects the traditional music without being stifled. Young and old players and artists are constantly looking to evolve and progress. New Orleans music is always about the moment.
Chrissy: About the moment! Thats how I like to live. Now for the win; what is one piece of advice that has never left you?
Doors: 7:00 PM
interview by Chrissy Stewart
photo credit Brandt Vicknair