"Pete Anderson is as much a magician as a musician. He's been taking great sounds and making them greater so long he should get a prize. His new album takes everything to the next level, showing how this man really has few peers when it comes to music to curl your toes and supply the key to the highway. 'Even Things Up' is a true groove from start to finish."
-Bill Bentley, sonicboomers.com
"An earthy, felt, eloquent set of blues (and beyond) from guitar paragon Anderson. The maestro, as ever, does not disappoint."
-Jonny Whiteside LA Weekly
" someone whose name belongs with Clapton, Hendrix, Harrison, and Stevie Ray Vaughan... never pass up a chance to sit in a darkened room and watch Pete Anderson play guitar."
-Kathy Coleman, Roughstock.com
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Long associated with the world’s best-of-the best Tele- twangers, Grammy Award- winning producer/guitarist Pete Anderson is really a blues guitarist at heart. For his long awaited fourth solo record, EVEN THINGS UP, Anderson goes back to his roots in blues music to prove that you can take the boy out of the city but…
While many modern blues records focus entirely on the soloist, with “Even Things Up”, Anderson gives us what could easily have been a collection of standards and deep catalogue material. “That’s How Trouble Starts”,“One and Only Lonely Fool”, and “Still in Love” all betray serious storytelling and lyrical chops, while instrumentals like “Booker Twine”, “Wes’ Side Blues”, and “Dogbone Shuffle” are all deeply evocative, focused, and well organized musical pieces. From the blue collar, mixed race neighborhoods of Detroit to Hollywood's early roots-rock scene and country music stardom to the new digital music industry and beyond, Pete 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.