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"So Wrong" was used in the 2007 Michael Schroeder film, Man in the Chair, starring Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer (track #2 on the soundtrack).  "Big World Abide" was used in both the extremely popular European TV show, Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden, and the Courtney Cox TV show, Dirt.

Tethered to the Ground

An Album by Eric Anders

Produced by Matthew Emerson Brown

Released March 21, 2006


This album is still one of Eric's favorite releases.  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. 


Produced and engineered by Matthew Emerson Brown.
Mixed by Jeff Peters.
Recorded at the Track Shack, Chromosound, Bear Creek, Hot Pie, LAFX, and The Compound of National Freedom.
Mixed at LAFX with Erich Gobel as assistant engineer.
Mastered by Kris Solemn at Future Disc in Hollywood.
Design and Art Direction by Andrio Abero of 33rpm.

Matt Brown, Ross Simonini, and Anna-Lynne Williams appear courtesy of Nettwerk.


"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

"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

"[Eric's version of "Blister in the Sun" is] one of the best covers of any retro song to be heard."  -Today's Retro

"This kind of studied, literate songwriting is a gift given to the listener—one that surprises, challenges, questions and gratifies you every time you hear it, Anders is as engaging a singer and musician as he is a writer. This is a highly recommended release and one of the most finished, self-possessed and driven DIY releases we've heard in a long, long time."         -Performing Songwriter

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