Eric Andersen – Foolish Like The Flowers 


Eric Andersen - Foolish Like The Flowers (Live)

Eric Andersen – Foolish Like The Flowers
Format: CD – Digital
Label: Appaloosa – Continental Record Services
Release: 2023

Release date: July 7, 2023

On November 9th 2019, in the cozily retro club Spaziomusica in Pavia, Eric Andersen and his band set out on a wild ride among folk melodies, metal strings, and ancient, mysterious sounds that conjured up ghosts and friends lost on the road, asking for mercy and offering the audience comfort and inspiration.

Isn’t that what we all ask of music? By his side for these Italian concert there was an ensemble that well represented how music can cross borders: his Dutch wife Inge Andersen at accompanying voice and choruses, the Canadian percussionist Cheryl Prashker, the excellent Italian dobroist Paolo Ercoli, and “The Queen of Swords” Scarlet Rivera, the gypsy violinist who gave Bob Dylan his sound – a New Yorker like Eric.

This CD features a handpicked selection of songs from that concert, drawing on all parts of Andersen’s long career. From his early folk days in the mid-Sixties to more recent songs, this collection proves that the singer-songwriter of Norwegian origins has always roamed the wide world of contemporary music, refusing to get stuck in the comfort zone of his early works.

At 76, on that night Eric Andersen sang with a smooth, mellow voice that soared high, masterfully accompanied by a small ensemble whose members managed to elegantly fill the musical space without overpowering each other. All at each other’s service, and all at the service of music.


01. Dusty Box Car Walls
02. We Were Foolish Like The Flowers
03. Violets Of Dawn
04. Hills Of Tuscany
05. Foghorn
06. Sheila
07. You Can’t Relive The Past
08. Under The Shadows