For over thirty years, Brint Anderson's musical endeavors have taken him all over America and to Europe. But, from where he started and where he lives now, it's only a short distance down the mighty Mississippi River. From his adolescence playing the local "Canteens" in his home town of Natchez, Mississippi to the music scenes of Memphis, Austin, and the West coast, he wound up these many years later back close to home in New Orleans. It is here that he has found a great home base and niche, and here he plans to remain, learning from and backing the Masters that helped create the backbone of American music as well as dreaming up his own special gumbo.
Along the way, Brint Anderson has played with Art Neville, Dr. John, George Porter's Runnin' Pardners (with whom he has been guitarist for eight years), Cassandra Wilson, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Albert King, Earl King, Snooks Eaglin, Johnny Adams, Levon Helm, Henry Butler, Jorma Kaukonen, and Screamin Jay Hawkins, to mention a few. He has shared the stage with greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Meters, The Neville Brothers, Johnny Winter, Little Feat, Greg Allman, Leon Russell, Tower of Power, and the Northwest Allstars featuring Steve Cropper, Marc Farner, Billy Preston, and Felix Caviliere.
Inspired to move to New Orleans after working as Dr. John's guitarist, he has found much success performing at the past eight New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals and backing many of the city's legends as well as fronting his own band. The first break was in August of '92 landing the guitar spot with Porter's Runnin' Pardners. In 1993, he won the Abita Beer Blues Competition at Mid City Lanes "Rock and Bowl" and received OffBeat Magazine's Best of the Beat Award in 1997 for Best New Orleans R & B along with his mates in Runnin' Pardners. He isn't doing too bad in the cooking department, either, having taken the Grand Championship trophy at the first New Orleans Musicians' Barbecue Cook-Off where he faced off against the best-known musician/'cue man Kermit Ruffins. All in good fun, that event was a fund-raiser for Children's Hospital that will continue annually.
In 1999, Brint as bandleader organized the backing players for legendary drummer Levon Helm (of The Band) for Levon's performances at his short-lived club in New Orleans on Decatur Street. He continues work with George Porter, Jr., and the Meters current drummer, Russell Batiste and he have a cooperative relationship working in each other's band from time to time.
Brint has released three CD's-- 1995's Homage To Elmore, a tribute to slide guitar master Elmore James, '97's I Knew This Would Happen, the first release on his own Toulouse Records, and Notes From Clarksdale, his latest in April 2000. Notes From Clarksdale was done on location at Hopson Preservation Company, Highway 49 South in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and it is a live acoustic Delta Blues recording that is already gaining ground. The performance was also filmed and will be released on DVD as well as found on the net in the near future. Loops will be available soon at www.brintanderson.com.
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