Eric Andersen (born February 14, 1943, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American singer-songwriter.
Eric Andersen has maintained a career as a folk-based singer/songwriter since the 1960s. In contrast to such peers as Tom Paxton and Phil Ochs, Andersen’s writing has had a romantic/philosophical/poetic bent for the most part, rather than a socially conscious one, though one of his best-known songs, “Thirsty Boots,” has as its background the Freedom Rides of the early ’60s. (The song has been recorded by Judy Collins and others.) (allmusic.com/William Ruhlmann)
Eric Andersen on “The Johnny Cash Show” Jan. 6, 1971, singing Born Again:
Jonas Fjeld (born Terje Lillegård Jensen; 24 September 1952 in Bodø, Norway) is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known in the English-speaking world for two albums recorded by Danko/Fjeld/Andersen, a collaboration with Canadian Rick Danko of The Band and American singer-songwriter Eric Andersen. Fjeld also recorded two albums with the American bluegrass group Chatham County Line.
He is 60 years old today!
We celebrate him with a collection of his finest songs.
The Bells are ringing for you now (1985):
Paying Back (with The Chatham County Line):
Engler i sneen/angels in the snow (norwegian and english) (with Chatham County Line):
And the same song with Rick Danko, Eric Andersen and Jonas Fjeld:
Blue Hotel (Rick Danko, Eric Andersen and Jonas Fjeld, audio only):
We end this little tribute with the lovely, Mary I’m coming back home (Danko/Fjeld/Andersen):