Backyard is BACK! That’s right, Edward David Anderson and his able co-conspirators returned from hiatus in 2020 to play select festival and club dates with plans to release new music for the first time since 2010. Known for connecting with the common man, the Illinois based outfit released 6 albums & 2 EPs over a decade, averaging 200 shows a year. Touring with everyone from Gov’t Mule to Rev Horton Heat and playing high profile festivals like Mountain Jam in NY & High Sierra in CA garnered the band critical praise and a national audience. Paste Magazine said “These Midwesterners brandish a raucous live show and inventive studio albums,” while the Nashville Scene wrote “Bar Room Semantics is infused with the kind of dusty, bootstrap-pulling resilience that Midwesterners have spent decades perfecting.”
We are a well rounded and versatile band that can and has played to any setting. We play anything from traditional blues, jazz, bluegrass, gospel, acoustic music, rock, Reggae, Funk and original music. We host open mics and back bands twice a week back home so we have a laundry list of songs and styles we can preform. With great vocal harmonies, commanding Guitar Slide playing & Vintage styles from early rock & roll & hall of fame blues to Jerry Garcia. It is music for the Soul!