Spend Saturday Night with Anders Osborne

June 1st, 2012

With a father who was a drummer, Anders Osborne took an early interest in music. So at the ripe old age of 16, he left his native Sweden and set out to see the world, playing music as he traveled across North Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US before settling in New Orleans three years later. Since then he’s found work as a songwriter, writing for—and with—the likes of Keb Mo and Tim McGraw, and as a working musician. At first Osborne (above, performing “Louisiana Gold” at this year’s Jazz Fest) was barely known outside the French Quarter, but thanks to his gritty voice, fiery guitar playing and high-energy shows his legend has grown. Much like his adopted hometown, Osborne has battled demons and persevered, and with the recent release of his newest album, Black Eye Galaxy, the wildly talented musician is back out on the road. See him tomorrow night at The Bowery Ballroom.