ERIC ANDERS & MARK O'BITZ
Singer-songwriter Eric Anders and his longtime collaborator, guitarist-composer Mark O'Bitz, have been working together since 2002 and have been releasing an album every year as a duo since 2018. They recently released their single "Careful Now My Son," the first release of their three-release pandemic song collection "music in the time of coronavirus." The next two releases--an eight-song album and a four-song EP--will come in early 2021.
"The music is laid back, richly woven, contemplative, and inviting. The vocals are hushed, gentle, whisperstrong.... This, friends, is what that whole singer/songwriter movement is all about: one man with a vision, a unique voice, solid instrumentation, and words that can—and will—open your eyes.
"With a voice that combines James Taylor's grounded poignancy with Jeff Buckley's complex ethereality, west coast singer/songwriter Eric Anders creates gorgeous, wistful 'Sunday Morning' music unlike that of any other contemporary artist."
- Gail Worley, Worley Gig
"This might have been what it was like when people heard Simon & Garfunkel for the first time."
- Joshua Macala, Raised by Gypsies
"Matterbloomlight is an amazing track. With lyrics as true and honest, Anders and O’Bitz remind me of the way an acoustic guitar can fill your soul to the brim."
- Erica Garcia, Audible Addixion
"Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz’s album, Of All These Things, is something truly special. Melodically, lyrically, and generally stunning... an outstanding piece of work."
- Made Shaw, The Weekly Spoon