Zenith Sun Featuring Anson Funderburgh & Eric Lindell in the Legerdary Gospel Lounge
ANSON FUNDERBURGH AND ERIC LINDELL
Eric Lindell came to national prominence after relocating to New Orleans in 1999. His recording career began in 1996 as a local/regional New Orleans-based artist. He was picked up by Alligator Records in 2006 and recorded three albums for the label and has since issued several CDs on smaller indie labels. Lindell's musical style borrows from 1970s blues-rock, soul and R&B. Lindell's music has been described by USA Today as “pumping soul into funk, blues and roots-rock.” The Chicago Sun-Times called Lindell “a tremendous raw talent…with a fully realized musical vision.” The Los Angeles Daily News stated “Lindell serves up bluesy blue-eyed soul smothered with a big heap of New Orleans funk... The shuffling interplay of electric guitars, percolating organ and Creole horns never fails to make you feel like dancing all the way down Canal Street.”
Born in 1954, Anson Funderburgh hails from Plano,TX, where as a youngster he picked up guitar. In high school, Anson got bit by the blues bug via Jimmy Reed & Lightning Hopkins. By 1978 he started Anson & The Rockets w/vocalist & harp player Derral Nulish. In 1986 Derral was replaced by Blind Sam Myers who stayed till his death in 2006. The Rockets went on to win 10 Handy Awards (Blues Music Awards). After Sam's death, Anson took a seven year hiatus from performing to devote to his new family. Four years ago Funderburgh resumed performing with both the Rockets & the Eric Lindell Band. The latter part of 2012 was the first of many tours of Golden State/Lone Star Review. Anson does the Delbert McClinton Sandy Beaches Cruise every year and has performed w/Boz Scaggs, Snooks Eaglin, Grady Gaines, Earl King & Jimmy Buffett. Anson is also the inspiration for Beavis ( Beavis & Butthead) since former bassist Mike Judge worked as a Rocket for three years.
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