Nashville-based singer/songwriter Carl Anderson released his latest EP, You Can Call Me Carl, on May 31, 2019 via Tone Tree Music. The EP was produced by acclaimed songwriter/producer Chris Keup during roughly ten days of raw, loose magic at White Star, a renovated barn-turned-studio located on farmland outside Charlottesville, VA. On the record is an all star backing band of Charlie Hall (The War On Drugs), Phil Cook (Hiss Golden Messenger), Daniel Clarke (Natalie Prass), and Rick Holstrom (Mavis Staples).
The EP is lush but understated, with rich, rootsy arrangements underpinning Anderson's reedy voice as he grapples with the fallout from infidelity, heartbreak, and betrayal. "I realized through this process that we're capable of handling a lot more pain than we think we can," says Anderson. "If that message can come through to even just one person who needs to hear it, then that's what it's all about."
Recently, Carl Anderson has written songs for artists like Andrew Combs, Devon Gilfillian, and Becca Mancari.