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Ed Anderson and Chicago Farmer
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
8pm doors, 9pm show, $12, 18+
Cincy Groove: Your debut record came out about a year ago, how is the follow up coming along?
Ed Anderson: It’s funny you called when you did, I am in the middle of putting together artwork for the new record. The record itself is finished and is coming out on October 27. Now we are trying to decide the vibe and look of the album cover, etc… The music itself is more Americana, a lot of fiddle and pedal steel guitar. It also has a lower Alabama vibe, which is where I was living when I made it. We make a trip down to Alabama each year. We base ourselves in Orange Beach, Alabama and tour the southeastern states when it unbearably cold here in the north. Read more
Interview by Scott Preston
Backyard Tire Fire has released their new studio album, The Places We Lived, on August 26, 2008. It’s the first long-player by the Bloomington, Illinois-based band to be released on independent label Hyena Records. Distinguished by a rare combination of workingman authenticity and indie-rock eccentricity, The Places We Lived is defiantly contemporary in the face of its deep Midwestern roots. It’s an approach that led Daytrotter.com to recently rave: “Backyard Tire Fire are the choice we make when the extremes always sound too extreme, the bright lights feel too foreign, the money’s not important, the beer’s on ice and the clothes we like most are the ones that we’ve had on our bodies for decades and we know what made all of the holes and rough patches in them.”
Cincy Groove: How did the three of you get together as Backyard Tire Fire?
Ed Anderson: Well the bass player is my brother so we obviously grew up together and played together from time to time. He is 6 years younger than me so it took a while for the both of us to get on the same page musically. It was about 5 years ago that he joined up with us full time to play. Tim Kramp, our drummer, we have known each other for about 10 years. I had invited him down to North Carolina a while ago to live in my basement in Ashville. Thats where Backyard Tire Fire really started. My brother then joined myself and Tim once we moved from NC back to the midwest. Eventually we got my brother to quit his day job and com eon the road with us (laughing).
We have been playing at least 150 shows a year for the last several years. We have done upwards close to 200 shows a year in a few of those years. In the last few months actually we just added a friend of ours on guitar, keys and vocals. We didn’t give him any kind of time frame, he started coming out and playing. It kind of turned into you can keep playing with us as long as you want to, kind of thing. Read more