Anders Osborne Announces New Album ‘Buddha & The Blues’

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Anders Osborne will release a new album entitled Buddha And The Blues via Back On Dumaine Records on April 26. The record is the first of three Osborne aims to release in 2019 that he discussed in a JamBase interview last fall.

Osborne recruited Chad Cromwell to produce the LP at Brethren Studio in Ojai, California. Anders’ band for Buddha And The Blues features a bevy of legendary session musicians including guitarist Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Linda Rondstadt, Warren Zevon), bassist Bob Glaub (Jackson Browne, John Lennon, Don Henley), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ keyboardist Benmont Tench, Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler, Joe Walsh) on drums and backing vocalist Windy Wagner (Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart).

Read a description of the mission for the LP via a press release:

Osborne set out to complete his initial vision; clean, classic, and most certainly thumpin’. The mellow, pacific vibes never overshadow Osborne’s greasy and groovy New Orleanian nature; it could even be argued that their symbiotic relationship could or should have been explored more thoroughly before now.

The CD version of Buddha And The Blues is bookended by two different versions of the song “Alone.” Up first is an electric take, while an unplugged rendition concludes the record. Included within are such originals as “Running” and “Traveling With Friends.” Anders will celebrate the release with a show in his current hometown of New Orleans on April 25 at Tipitina’s in which he will perform the songs in a live setting. Tickets are available here.

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