Tethered to the Ground
An Album by Eric Anders
Produced by Matthew Emerson Brown
Released March 21, 2006
This album is still Eric's favorite release. Matt Brown (Trespassers William) poured his heart and soul into the production. Eric wrote most of the songs with Mark O'Bitz. Mark also plays acoustic guitar on most of the tracks. Ross Simonini (Trespassers William) had a big impact on the album, playing bass on most of the tracks, and working masterful string arrangements on several tracks. Anna-Lynne Williams (Trespassers William) backing vocals on several tracks are beautiful.
"So Wrong" was used in the 2007 Michael Schroeder film, Man in the Chair, starring Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer. The song "Big World Abide" was used in both the extremely popular European TV show, Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden, and the Courtney Cox TV show, Dirt.
"[Eric's version of "Blister in the Sun" is] one of the best covers of any retro song to be heard."
"The absolute highlight ... is Anders' "cover" of The Violent Femmes' “Blister in the Sun" ... He makes it his own haunting version, and it is nothing short of a masterpiece."
-Rachel Freitas, Music Existence
"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" - Laura Hamlett, PlaybackStL