Music magnifies human emotions, highlighting both the weight of daily struggles and the uplift of personal triumphs with the same sensitivity and sympathy. Co-Founder of Portland-based folk-rock band Fruition, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jay Cobb Anderson accepts the responsibility of capturing that dichotomy via his solo output. Moreover, he distills these universal experiences into hummable, hypnotic, and heartfelt anthems steeped in storytelling folk tradition and amplified by unabashed rock ‘n’ roll energy.
While touring heavily for the past 10 years with Fruition, Anderson carved out time in 2018 to hit the studio alongside Fruition’s bassist Jeff Leonard and drummer Tyler Thompson, also behind the board as producer. It proved to be just the right moment for his sophomore solo album as they retreated to Thompson’s studio.
His seven-song 2019 EP immediately strikes an emotional chord.
“Everything Is Gonna Work Its Own Self Out” is a 7 song EP that hits on a wide array of emotions and topics in just under 23 minutes. From songs that are a cry for release in a society of oppression, to sweet and honest recounts of past lover’s quarrels, to commentaries on smart phone addiction, the EP sings the frustrations, loneliness and struggles of the everyday person.
The second single and title track “Everything Is Gonna Work Its Own Self Out” is a rock-n-roll heater that you “can break plates and sweat through your shirt to. If you’re feeling the frustrations from the monotony of the everyday hustle, put this on in your car, turn it up to 11, and let it all go,” says Anderson. Click HERE to listen to the new single.
You can catch Jay Cobb Anderson on the road with his solo project, Fruition or new psychedelic doom-boogie project TK & The Holy Know-Nothings.
JAY COBB ANDERSON UPCOMING TOUR DATES
December 19 – Fort Collins, CO | The Armory ** December 20 – Boulder, CO | eTown Hall **
December 21 – Denver, CO | First Baptist Church of Denver **
** Opening Solo for John Craigie
August 10 – Green Mountain, NC | Solshine Farm Festival August 14 – Portsmouth, NH | Prescott Park Concert Series
August 16 – Pittsburgh, PA | Thunderbird Café
August 17 – Wellston, MI | Hoxeyville Music Festival August 19 – Indianapolis, IN | The HiFi
August 20 – Columbus, OH | Woodlands Tavern August 21 – Cleveland, OH | Beachland Ballroom August 22-23 – Arrington, VA | LOCKN’ Festival August 24 – Des Moines, IA | Exile Music Festival
September 5 – Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre September 10 – Nashville, TN | AmericanaFest September 21 – Louisville, KY | Bourbon and Beyond
with Fruition & TK & The Holy Know-Nothings September 7 – Lawrence, KS | Bottleneck September 8 – St. Louis, MO | Atomic Cowboy September 11 – Nashville, TN | AmericanaFest September 12 – Greenville, SC | The Firmament
September 13 –Charleston, SC | The Charleston Pour House September 17 – Savannah, GA | Southbound Brewing Company September 18 – Dothan, AL | The Plant
September 19 – Atlanta, GA | Terminal West September 20 – Knoxville, TN | Jackson Terminal