Anderson East Casts His Wondrously Soulful Spell
There is no artistic currency more precious to trade in than authenticity of emotional expression: irreplaceable, irreducible and worth its weight in creative gold, the ability to communicate the deepest and truest of feelings without any artifice or inhibition is priceless beyond all creative measure. By that standard, Anderson East is one of the richest artists on the contemporary music scene. Blessed with a voice of such raspy, heartfelt intimacy that it is seemingly being main-lined from the very depths of his soul, East sings with such honesty, passion and vulnerability that all who listen will soon be hanging on his every word. Rightly receiving acclaim for the blues, country, gospel and soul of last year's 'Delilah' album, here he proves that when he he strips things down to just a guitar and his voice, his artistry becomes even more potent. Stopping by Seattle's Emerald City Guitars for Rhapsody, East confirms the purity and rarity of his talent by performing with such breath-taking sensitivity and tenderness that the spell he casts is awe-inspiring in its mesmeric emotional wonder.