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Hear Bardo Hauntings and So Far Gone below: latest releases.

Northern Californian singer-songwriter Eric Anders and southern Californian guitarist-composer Mark O'Bitz have been working together since before Eric's 2003 debut release, Not At One, which, like most of Eric's seven solo releases from 2003-2017, is mostly made up of Anders/O'Bitz songs.

 

The two started releasing music as the Anders/O'Bitz duo in 2018 with Of All These Things. They followed that up with Ghosts to Ancestors in 2019.  Their 2020 album, American Bardo, was their first time working with producer Mike Butler and was listed in Popmatters' top Americana albums for 2020.

 

Eric and Mark are proud to have worked with Basque artist Joseba Elorza (Greenday) on their award-winning 2021 music video, "Searise."  American Bardo, "Searise," their four "music in the time of coronavirus" releases in 2020 and 2021, and their two 2022 releases--The Loss We've Won and So Far Gone--were all produced by Mike Butler of San Diego.  

 

Mike Butler has also done remixes for six of the American Bardo songs for Bardo Hauntings I: Butler Remixes.  The other six remixes found on Bardo Hauntings II: Borth Remixes were done by the artist known as CHLLNGR, Steven Jess Borth IIBardo Hauntings was featured in YourEDM.com.

 

See below or go to "Hear the Music" to listen to playlists that cover Eric and Mark's music over the last two decades: Small World Abide is a collection of the best A/O songs since Eric and Mark have been releasing music as a duo, Concord Songs is a collection of their best Americana songs, and Morton's Pillory Plea is a collection of their many political songs.

 

You can also click on the album covers below to go to the individual website pages for each release. Eric also writes a blog for the music of Anders/O'Bitz.

American Bardo is "one of the year’s best albums."

- Randall Radic, Tattoo.com

"The Loss We've Won reveals these expert songwriters at their most lyrically urgent, melodic, and warm as they meditate on universal themes."

- Kath Galasso, OnStage Magazine

"[Not At One is]one of the best CDs I've ever heard"

- Derek Sivers, CD Baby founder

"Beautiful"  - George Saunders

SeaRise

A Music Video by Joseba Elorza

Music by Anders/O'Bitz

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"I may have stumbled upon two hidden gems of Americana music. Mark O’Bitz and Eric Anders are two diamonds waiting to be discovered, and it's about time they get to shine their rays for the world to admire. Geniuses at work, the two have been making music for over two decades now and don’t plan on stopping for anything before becoming a global sensation."

- Saiid Zeidan, Medium.com 

"Eric Anders is an obscure, independent singer-songwriter whose unaffected ability to turn a phrase and otherworldly knack for arranging transcendent, melancholy melodies would have made him a superstar, you know, if records still sold based on talent."

     - Gail Worley, Worley Gig

"[Not At One is]one of the best CDs I've ever heard"

- Derek Sivers, CD Baby founder

"Beautiful"  - George Saunders

"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

American Bardo is "one of the year’s best albums."

- Randall Radic, Tattoo.com

"The Loss We've Won reveals these expert songwriters at their most lyrically urgent, melodic, and warm as they meditate on universal themes."

- Kath Galasso, OnStage Magazine