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Sharon's Bio

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Here is what the Nashville Musicians are saying about this new offering by Sharon: Chas Williams: dobro/guitar player for Wynona, Nancy Griffith, Stealing Angels, The Judds,  writes;“Thanks so much for letting me have a go at your masterpieces.  Thanks,   Chas”

 

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Aside from featuring bright sounding, fresh new originals, Life and Times also features the original version of Sharon’s song “Give Me A Ring Sometime” that charted # 2  for Lisa Brokop.  Also the song “I Take it Back”; winner of the “1996  Alberta Song of the Year” for Royalty Records and the “Bringing it Home” album,  and former chart singles from the Capitol Album “The Bottom Line”; “Unbelievable Love”,” The Wheel of Love”, and “Pony”.

It features the innovative stylings yet to be heard publically until now, from her Trio of the Late 80’s “Trinity Lane”; a Curb records endeavor, And finally, it showcases some beautiful inspirational offerings of late.

 

 

 

Sharon Anderson has captured a rather unique era in Canadian Country and Folk music, gathering experiences from a rousing frontier position at every turn.  She was raised up in a clan of Paul Bunyon type people on the prairies of Northern Alberta, and later the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, perceiving those pristine Rocky Mountains in the distance as her very own alter of discovery.  In the 1970’s, when other kids were working part time at Safeway, she was already exploring the vast northland with her guitar and a PA system, roving like a throwback gypsy minstrel from town to town singing in the lounges and taverns for oil crews , loggers and pipeliners.

 

She attended Grant McEwen music college in Edmonton when some of the industries key session player/producers were budding students there, and then became part of the musical family of dedicated rhythm and blues tunesters living on the north side of that city.  They seemed so sweet to her, welcoming her off of her well trodden road of solitude with open arms.  They truly loved the music and studied their mentors devotedly, relishing each other’s company, and helping each other hone their crafts.  The music was fresh and inspired, and they felt like they were contributing something wonderful to the world.

 

And so it was, after cutting her first release “Calahoo” on the new Larry Wanagas “Bumstead” label alongside a teenage KD Lang, she was lured across the border and wondered down to Nashville.  Sharon has written for several publishing companies and holds a catalog of 300 plus songs.  She became part of the folk rooted harmony trio called “Trinity Lane”, recording on Curb records, and then secured a contract to release a solo album for Capitol just as a young artist with friends in low places was entering the roster there.  She hung out at little clubs with some of the great up and coming writers and collaborated with many of them.  She ate at the restaurant where Randy Travis was being promoted from cook’s helper to hit wonder, and travelled the mid and southern states opening shows for and sharing billing with some of her heros as well as notable contemporaries of that time; Dan Seals, Tom T Hall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt band, Tracy Lawrence, Garth Brooks, and Tammy Wynett

 

With the Canadian release of that “Bottom Line” album on Capitol, Sharon had success with several  tunes: The Wheel of Love, Pony, Unbelievable Love, and  Ribbons of Steel, among others.  She would also later collaborate with Edmontons longtime revered producer; R Harlan Smith and Royalty records, recording “Bringing it Home”, and winning song of the year for Alberta with “I take it back” off that album.  In the meantime, people like Lisa Brokop, Lucille Star, Susan Jacks, One Horse Blue, and even the Judds were recording her songs. Lisa charted a Canadian top 5 with her “Give Me a Ring Sometime”.  She has had around 64 cuts to date.  It’s been many years and a great ride.

 

She resides just out of Nashville with her husband and their two teenage kids, and works for the iconic Ingram Industry.  Recently she has written a well received book.  Her love of this life that is her legacy is apparent in this peaceful return to the Rockies, and these indelible images of the springtime of a most memorable career.

 

Produced by the intensely inspiring Grammy nominated guitarist/producer/writer Gaye Delorme;

Here, lovingly offered is “Springtime Johnny”; Sharon’s return after 20 years to the music forum and this single that was to launch the current album titled “Sharon Anderson Life and Times, that has also yielded the single Long Gone Free, and the new hit song I Got Love.

 

The album credits also offer some description of Sharon’s endeavors of late:

“We immersed ourselves in that sweet nectar of new tunes once again being brought to life in the studio.  I also have shared herewith, some of my musical inspirational moments; a spiritual side that has flourished within me, and is the true and deep treasure of my “Life and Times” experience.  Without having uncovered this, I would have been left poor indeed.”

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