Backyard Tire Fire
One of Illinois best kept secrets is preparing to unveil itself. Stories of hard work and hard luck, long nights, dirty deeds, family, youth, and good ole boys are crafted in a timeless manner as bandleader Ed Anderson (vocals, guitar, keys, harmonica) comes into his own as an American songwriter. Also featuring Ed’s brother Matt Anderson on bass and longtime friend Tim Kramp on drums, the music often pulls from personal experiences; divulging the root of human emotion within a gritty, un-compromising blend of rock music. Having already built a loyal American and European fan-base through moving songs, local radio, relentless touring, and heated, balls-out rock shows, it is the arrival of their sophomore release, Bar Room Semantics, that finds a band on the verge of something bigger.