Album Premiere: Anders Osborne ‘Buddha and the Blues’

April 24, 2019
Album Premiere: Anders Osborne ‘Buddha and the Blues’

The next few weeks will be extraordinarily busy for New Orleans resident Anders Osborne. Along with a series of area gigs (including an appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 2), Osborne will release a new album, Buddha and the Blues.  He explains,  “Buddha and the Blues means the duality of our existence. The lyrics are supposed to be true, conversational, and uplifting with clean, classic, and thumpin’ sounds. That’s what I set out to accomplish.” Chad Cromwell produced the record, teaming Osborne with guitarist Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Linda Rondstadt), bassist Bob Glaub (Jackson Browne, John Lennon, Don Henley), keyboard player Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash) background vocalist Windy Wagner (Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart) and Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler, Joe Walsh) on drums.

Today we share the premiere stream of Buddha and the Blues, which is now available for pre-order. Osborne’s stacked upcoming tour itinerary (which also includes his Birthday Bash on May 4), appears below the stream.


Anders Osborne Tour Dates

April 25 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s*
April 26 – Lafayette, LA – Festival International de Louisiane^
April 29 – New Orleans, LA – Louisiana Music Factory (Solo Acoustic)
April 30 – New Orleans, LA – Chickie Wah Wah (Osborne, Sansone & Fohl)
May 1 – New Orleans, LA – NOLA Crawfish Festival (Duo)
May 2 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival
May 2 – New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLA (w/ Dead Feat)
May 3 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre° (w/ Foundation of Funk)
May 4 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater (Anders’ Birthday Bash)#
May 26 – Charlotte, NA – U.S. National Whitewater Center
July 12 – Alta, WA – Targhee Fest
Sep 3-6 – Big indian, NY – Steve Earle’s Camp Copperhead
Sept 14-15 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
*Buddha and the Blues release show, Amy Helm opens
^with Tiffany Lamson & Helen Gillet ° opening for Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats
# with Tim Reynolds & TR3, Samantha Fish and The Hornstars


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