Brandon Anderson was born a storyteller. Raised a Midwestern Mormon boy along the expanding horizon of Lake Michigan and tempered by the long Wisconsin winters, Brandon quickly learned the value of a story. Plagued by questions of faith and identity, Brandon looked to the stories of songwriters, authors, and poets to transport him to new horizons, ideas, and new worlds. Locked in his bedroom, he could be anyone and go anywhere, and that’s when his own stories started to flow.
Drawn to the voices of New York, Brandon came to write his own story and to reflect the world around him. He was liberated by the wealth of diversity, convergence of ideas, and acceptance, and was finally free to live out his truth.
Now an ASCAP award-winning songwriter, Brandon has become a regular face at New York songwriting staples (The Bitter End, Caffe Vivaldi, Googies Lounge above the Living Room, Waltz Astoria) and has also toured nationally, gathering stories in every city.
Inspired by stories and experience from the road, his new album Guitars & Grievances reflects the hardships, grievances, and the spirit of the American people. With just his guitar and voice as a guide, he was captured by peoples need to share their stories and find connections. Drawn to the poets and storytellers of the 60s and 70s and how they became a voice for a generation, Brandon was struck by his similar feelings of isolation and discord in our time. A protest album, Guitars & Grievances also reflects the incredible level of community and compassion that he found while sharing music from coast to coast..