By JOHN DALY
“Matterbloomlight” by Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz is an ode to the George Saunders novel Lincoln In The Bardo. That being said, it’s an original approach to bring up discussion and here the writers interpret Lincoln in The Bardo.
Lincoln has lost his son and reports of his spirit cradling the boy have been published over the years. The Saunders story was published a year ago.
Fingerpicking Sound Blended with Ancient Tones
The song has a fingerpicking guitar sound but it sounds electrifying in part because of its sound that brings us back to ancient Scotland.
Eric Anders and Mark Obitz are friends and music partners for the long run.
They’ve written more than 50 songs together in the 17 years they’ve been friends and they’re working on yet another one of their many albums.
Anders and O’Bitz have encouraged each other in music. Their next album as a duo is Ghosts To Ancestors, and they could likely team with Jeff Peters again as the producer, and guitarists the Grammy-winning Randy Ray Mitchell and Eric’s nephew, and fellow guitarist Tyler Nuffer. Both of these guitar masters are on Of All These Things.
Jeff Peters produced Eric’s second release, Songs for Wayward Days (2004) and mixed Eric’s first four releases. Randy Ray Mitchell produced More Regrets and plays guitar on Eric’s first three releases. Tyler was heavily involved with both Eleven Nine and Of All These Things. Its his slide and electric guitar on most of the Of All These Things tracks.
Artist Name: Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz
Producer: Jeff Peters
Musicians: Eric Anders (Singer-songwriter), Mark O’Bitz (guitarist, composer)
Styles: Acoustic, Americana, Folk
Eric Anders – Vocals Mark O’Bitz – all instruments, production, mix
Evelyn Anders and Lilah Anders-Backing Vocals