As I mention here, I’m beginning this week the first of a series of blog posts written by the very musicians that I try to write about myself. For some reason, I just felt that there needed to be more a proper, written forum for musicians to talk about what it’s really like on the road playing and what is really like from the musicians’ perspective.

The first post is by the very talented frontman behind (among other things), Ed Anderson, and it’s the proper intro to the series. Stay tuned for more blog posts from Ed in the near , and email him at [email protected] if you want to sing him praises…

Hello folks. My name is Ed Anderson and I play guitar (and other things) and sing for the rock & roll band . Justin asked me to give a musicians perspective of life on the road and I told him I’d do the best I could. is based out of Bloomington, IL which is about 2 hours south of the great city of . Three major interstates run through Bloomington- and there are 2 universities and it is a nice place to call home a few days a week, sometimes. My Matt plays bass and our good friend Tim Kramp bangs on them drums.

We played about 170 shows last year in Midwest and Southeast and are preparing to do 10,000 miles through June & July. From to and a lot of stops in between, including in Lawrence, KS, in Quincy, CA, and 10K Lakes in MN. just hired our first Tour Manager/Driver and I’m extremely pleased and eager to give up the drivers seat. When we are home lately, we spend days off the road in the studio. But we just finished up a new record and actually got to set up and practice for the first time in six months last week!

It’s really good for us to be out there right . We’re building a grassroots buzz and need to be working as hard as we can to get the songs heard. We’re looking forward to a challenging and rewarding summer for sure…

Ed Anderson
Backyard Tire Fire


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