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Submitted by Don Graham

Cover Photo Credit: Carol Rothman

Thirsty Boots, Violets of Dawn, Close The Door Lightly When You Go and I Shall Go Unbounded, all classic and age resistant songs and all written by the same man, Eric Andersen.

In the sleeve notes of a compilation album titled "Violets of Dawn". Andersen is quoted as saying that "Leonard Cohen once came up to me and said 'I'm a poet and never thought of writing songs until I heard 'Violets of Dawn' and then I began to write songs.”Kris Kristofferson liked my sexy songs, my love songs...It helped him write the kinds of things he did in Nashville like 'Help Me Make it Through the Night". Nice!

“There were only a handful of us in the Village doing that at the time, writing our own songs. There was a lot of folk singers but not a lot of actual songwriters. But they started gravitating there. Joni Mitchell. Ian and Sylvia. Leonard Cohen for example started drifting in,” Andersen explained by phone from his home in Holland. Talking to Eric I felt like I was talking to a young man. There is an edge to his voice, a spirit that still burns bright even after 50 years of plying his trade. An intelligence in his answers, a thoughtful pause before giving his view on something. Not a weary bone in his body and despite the legacy of music he has already created, Eric is nowhere close to being done. He will always be a “seeker”. He is still writing songs, writing a book and has a documentary set for release this year titled ‘The Songpoet’.

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