CD release party for E.B. Anderson at Glasgow Square this weekend

Christopher Cameron
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NEW GLASGOW – This weekend will be a special show for E.B. Anderson and the Resolutes as they return to Pictou County for a CD release party at Glasgow Square.

E.B. Anderson performs during the 2012 New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee. E.B. Anderson and the Resolutes will be at Glasgow Square for their CD release party this Saturday night. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON – THE NEWS

Although their album “Broken Down Horse” was officially released in July at Taz Records in Halifax, front man and Trenton native E.B. Anderson has been anticipating the Saturday show in New Glasgow for months. He said they just hadn’t been able to set up a date that worked sooner.

“I’ve been looking forward to this show for awhile,” said Anderson. “I knew that we were going to be playing in New Glasgow sometime between September and November, I just didn’t know when. Even before we had the official date I was already starting to really look forward to it.

“I’m a little bit nervous on one hand to go home because we haven’t played there for awhile, but on the same hand I’m pumped about it because I’ve been looking forward to it for so long.”

The feedback they have been receiving since releasing the album has been great according to Anderson, although he said they had played a lot of the album on their tour ahead of the release. He started writing almost immediately after they released their last album, “Steeltown Blues,” in 2011.

“I think maybe one or two of the songs on this album may have been written by the time that one was finished, so we had been playing most of these songs live for six months to a year and honed the sound,” he said. “The first record was kind of rushed and just something that was thrown together, but with this one we had time to shape them.

“It’s been going amazingly well, getting a lot of great feedback and great reviews, so we’re really happy with it.”

He said one of the big differences when they went to record was that they had been playing as a five- or six-piece band, but there are four main members in their group. Anderson said most songs were based on a five- or six-piece sound, although according to Anderson with four members their “vintage-flavoured country” sound still sounds great.

Taking the time to write and shape the songs as opposed to rushing to complete an album was also a great experience and something they learned from. The fact they were so well rehearsed from playing the songs live so much also made the time in the studio a lot smoother.

“We went in and did all the bed tracks live off the floor and we did 12 songs over the course of two evenings,” he said. “I think if you add up the time it was less than eight hours to rip out 12 songs. Then I went into the studio to do all the mixing and the mastering, which, even that went really fast.

“Just how fast it went: by the fact we were so well rehearsed and able to get in and get it done was probably the biggest thing we learned. From here on out we want to be well rehearsed because it just makes things so much easier.”

Tickets for the show are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m. The Chris Martin trio and New Glasgow’s Jim Dorie will be opening the show.

On Twitter: @NGNewsChris

Geographic location: New Glasgow, Glasgow Square, Halifax Trenton

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