Friday, March 22, 2013

Listen: Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 28): Anders Osborne, Right at Home

Anders Osborne, Look Ka Py Py Podcast, photo Aaron Lafont

 Swedish-native Anders Osborne first set foot in New Orleans in 1985, and almost instantly, the city compelled the young, wayward drifter to change his course. After landing a spot opening for Earl King at Tipitina’s, the songwriter/guitarist knew he had found his place. For Osborne, the freedom of playing in the moment transcended the stage and revealed to him a side of life that he had long since sought. In the years that followed, through high times and hard times — from shedding at Checkpoint Charlie’s in the late-80s to all but bottoming out in the wake of Hurricane Katrina — Osborne has come to find in the sentiment a wellspring of strength, solace, inspiration and inner peace. With an new EP just out, a long-player in the works and rigorous touring schedule on the horizon, the relentless roots rock workhorse rarely has a second to himself… but he isn’t reeling; he’s right at home. In this week’s episode of OffBeat’s Look-Ka Py Py Podcast, he takes us inside. Listen up…

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