Eric Andersen
Scarlet Rivera

Saturday, February 1, 2020
7pm show/6pm doors

$25 advance tickets

The Side Door @ The Fifth String | 2900 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento

Rare West Coast appearance of NYC folk icon Eric Andersen.

Eric will be joined by violinist Scarlet Rivera, a veteran of tours with Dylan, and incredibly gifted percussionist Jagoda. Eric will deliver a master class on the art of songwriting, with “Dusty Box Car Wall,” “Violets of Dawn,” “Foghorn” and an amazing “Sinking Deeper Into You." Get yourself set for a treasure trove of intriguing and poetic set of songs and stories.

 In 2018, Sony/Legacy Recordings issued THE ESSENTIAL ERIC ANDERSEN – a 42-track retrospective release covering fifty years of his recorded history. The double CD and digital download included the important classics which span across all his albums, including his early classics “Thirsty Boots” “Violets of Dawn” and “Close the Door Lightly.” Guests on this career-spanning, 2-disc compilation included Joni Mitchell, David Bromberg, Leon Russell, Joan Baez, Richard Thompson, Rick Danko Phil Ochs and Lou Reed.

Andersen first came to prominence as a performer in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and immediately became part of the Village folk and songwriter scene along with Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Dave Van Ronk, Bob Dylan, and was at the epicenter of the Greenwich Village singer-songwriter explosion in New York City. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt, The Grateful Dead and many others.

Scarlet Rivera burned a hole in the fabric of rock history with her pioneering electrified violin sound. Based in classical roots, Ms. Rivera was bending the capabilities of current accepted norms by playing all styles of music. Her discovery by Bob Dylan in 1975 set in motion the tapestry of a new sound and era. Their first collaboration was the legendary 1976 album ‘Desire’, and the rest is history! . She played a pivotal role as a member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue and 4 additional multi-platinum albums. Scarlet continued her journey of expression and creativity while performing with such treasured legends as Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman, Eric Andersen, Keb 'Mo, Peter Maffay, David Johansen and Sylvia Tyson of ‘Ian and Sylvia’, and five time Grammy winner Cindy Cashdollar. Ms. Rivera’s abilities are wide ranging and have enjoyed the spotlight in music’s most hallowed Carnegie Hall with The Duke Ellington Orchestra as well as The Kennedy Center, and the Carnival of Venice, Italy.