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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 11/4 – Chris Long / Daniel Anderson and Heroic Dose
November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Daniel Anderson grew up in rural North Carolina absorbing a diverse range of music from blues, to gospel, to country, to hip-hop. Having been bitten by the music bug at a young age, there were always toy guitars, drum sets, and keyboards around, but it wasn’t until age 11 that Daniel convinced his mother to buy him his first real electric guitar. A few months later, his father took his own life, leaving music as more than just a means of artistic expression. It became a lifeline, a coping mechanism, and the one thing he could count on to always be there.
In his early teens, Daniel began listening to groups that were responsible for the British blues revival of the 60’s, and from there he worked backwards and became immersed the sounds of Delta and Hill Country blues, especially keen on Robert Johnson, Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, R.L. Burnside, and T-Model Ford, the latter of which he was able to share the stage with. In 2003, a chance encounter with Derek Trucks would lead Daniel to make slide guitar a big part of his repertoire, and one that has served him well since.
He played mostly around NC, SC, and VA until 2009 when he took a touring gig with a signed artist, but in 2010 decided to focus on teaching and gigging locally for the next few years. From 2015-2021 Daniel played gigs from coast to coast with multiple artists, also co-writing multiple songs that hit #1 on regional charts.
Despite being a sought after sideman, Daniel decided to take control of his own destiny, culminating with the formation of “Daniel Anderson and Heroic Dose” in 2022. The group blends all of his blues influences with elements of psychedelia, roots-rock, and jammy improvisation. They are currently in the studio working on their debut release “Stuck With Trouble”.
Chris Long also joins us this day!