"Eric Andersen" is a singer/songwriter, who was born on February 14, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Eric Andersen belonged in the early sixties together with Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan to the Greenwich Village folkscene in New York. His best-known songs from that time are “Violets of Dawn,” “Come to My Bedside” and “Thirsty Boots” (the latter was recorded by Judy Collins and several others).
In 1966, he made his debut at the Newport Folk Festival and that same year he starred in the Andy Warhol movie Space.
In 1970 he took part in the Festival Express tour across Canada with the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band and others.
In 1972 he issued his most successful (and sold) album ''Blue River''. The tapes of his follow-up album ''Stages'' got lost, but were found back more than a decade later and issued in 1991 as ''Stages: The Lost Album''.
In 1975 he performed at the opening show of the Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, at Gerde's Folk City in New York, and again in Niagara Falls. After several albums (country/rock/folk), he issued ''Ghosts Upon the Road'' a highly recognized album in 1988.