Grammy Nominee John Anderson at Opera House | Arts & Culture
Singer-songwriter John Anderson known for his “throaty, bluesy voice,” is “one of country music’s most distinctive talents.” Anderson was on the forefront of the return to “New Traditionalist” country style music and played alongside Ricky Skaggs and George Straight. With a mix of Honky-Tonk, Rockabilly, and a dash of Rock n' Roll John Anderson is sure to get your toes tapping at The Newberry Opera House, Friday, May 10, 8:00 pm.
With hits like Wild and Blue , Would You Catch a Falling Star, and his biggest smash, Swingin', he became one of the most popular country artists of the early 1980’s. Swinging was named the Country Music Association’s 1983 Song of the Year. Other hits include, I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal, 1959, I Just Came Home to Count Memories, Seminole Wind, Straight Tequila Night and Black Sheep. Those hits showcased Anderson’s vocal style– a mixture of honky-tonk fervor, rockabilly/outlaw gusto, sly tongue-in-check humor and a hint of rock n’ roll swagger. When he first arrived in Nashville, John Anderson took on odd jobs to support himself, one of which was roofing the famous Grand Ole Opry House.
We are thrilled to bring such a talented performer to the Newberry Opera House stage who has influenced many of today’s country artists. Make your reservations early at the Newberry Opera House box office. Call 803-276-6264 for reservations or visit our website www.newberryoperahouse.com. Make sure to like us on Facebook, and get exclusive artist and event information as well as a sneak peak behind the scenes!