34 year old Alexandria native Chris Anderson has been playing and writing songs since age 12, amassing over 1000 original songs, most of which were written in 10 minutes or less, and at least half of which are pretty good. First a drummer, then a bassist, then eventually a guitarist, he cut his teeth in a variety of local bands (including Carpe Diem and Ebb), but generally shied away from live performance (for the most part), instead opting for the confines of a rehearsal space or basement studio, and stockpiling the results. In addition to band projects and collaborations, to date, Chris has recorded and released 54 "homemade" solo albums, the latest of which, "A Thousand Heels Abound", is a collection of fourteen new songs, recorded live to a single mic, that break barriers and reveal even an further elevation in songwriting, continuing Chris' trend of making music that sounds distinctively like himself and no one else. Prolific to the very core, there are several projects currently in production, ranging from prog-rock song cycles to gentle, catchy pop songs, and just about everything in between. More on those projects as warranted. As for the music itself, well, you just have to check it out. While having an "equal love and appreciation for every single genre of music", Chris' most visible influence is his prior work, of which there is plenty. Visit www.myspace.com/chrisanderson or www.flyingdachshund.org for further details.
Chris Anderson: acoustic guitar, vocals.
The Importance Of Being(2007)
This is Chris Anderson's 52nd solo release, written and recorded specifically for the RPM Challenge. Drawn from a well of 28 contenders, these 12 songs run the gamut, from pop songs to prog epics to soft rock ballads to anti-war folk songs, this was a fun project.
A Thousand Heels Abound(2008)
"A Thousand Heels Abound" is the 54th solo release by Chris Anderson. It's a low-key affair, recorded live to a single mic, in the Sidebar. Running the gamut from folk ditties to dirges to full-on rock anthems, and just about everything in between, this album is in keeping with Chris' recent material, stripped down to reveal the bare essence of his work, and his general live sound.