Mercury

by Marisa Anderson

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Mercury is the brilliant new album of acoustic and electric whirlwinds from Portland, Ore., guitarist Marisa Anderson. Through its 16 tracks, Anderson unfolds as a master of stylistic swivels, pushing from steady-handed blues staggers to open-road pontifications, from understated ragas to psychedelic meditations with a deliberate quality that belies the record’s title. She’s a fleet, dexterous picker with a broad sense of what her guitar can do...Pitchfork.com May 10 2013


THREE THINGS will happen when you listen to Marisa Anderson's Mercury: you'll instantly get used to it, you'll never get tired of it, and you'll be flooded by your own personal filmstrip of dusty roads, rusty trains, craggy mountains, and weathered faces. -Portland Mercury June 2013

Applying classical technique to a boundless creative imagination and a deep reverence for American folk, blues and country music, Marisa Anderson’s guitar playing is fluid, emotional, dexterous and original. Signal to Noise magazine calls Anderson's guitar work "Utterly fabulous", and Time Out London referred to her playing as "Stunning...haunting and evocative".

On 'Mercury', out June 5 on Mississippi Records, Anderson channels the history of the guitar and stretches the boundaries of tradition. 'Mercury' picks up where Anderson's acclaimed record 'The Golden Hour' leaves off, featuring sixteen compositions for solo guitar and lap steel, recorded live in single takes, with no overdubs, looping or electronic layering.

In the past two years, Anderson’s music has landed her festival appearances in Europe and the United States and opening slots for artists including Sharon Van Etten, Daniel Higgs and Thao and Mirah. Before landing in Portland in the late nineties, Anderson dropped out of college at age nineteen to walk across the United States and didn’t stop traveling for fifteen years. “Mercury” is a direct result of Anderson’s peripatetic existence, reflecting years of living in cars, tents and buses, traveling to Mexico with a circus, walking, hitchhiking and playing guitar.

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released 05 June 2013
Marisa Anderson-guitar & lap steel
Recorded at the Parts & Service Department, El Rancho, Portland Oregon
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering, Portland Oregon

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Marisa Anderson Portland, Oregon

Marisa Anderson is a composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist living in Portland Oregon. Anderson’s current and past projects include the Evolutionary Jass Band, the Dolly Ranchers, and the One Railroad Circus. She releases records on the Mississippi Records label. ... more

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