Jamie Anderson | Listen

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Christine Lavin Joni Mitchell Shawn Colvin

Album Links
Jamie Anderson PassAlong QtrNote Tradebit Audio Lunchbox PayPlay Apple iTunes Bitmunk BuyMusic GroupieTunes

More Artists From
United States - North Carolina

Other Genres You Will Love
Folk: Modern Folk Folk: Political Moods: Out-and-Proud
There are no items in your wishlist.


by Jamie Anderson

"... folk music of humor and compassion played by a charismatic woman." -- G. Armstrong, AZ Daily Star
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. (I Wanna) Drive
Share this song!
4:01 $0.99
2. Maybe You Miss Me
Share this song!
3:47 $0.99
3. Listen
Share this song!
3:27 $0.99
4. Much Better View of the Moon
Share this song!
2:45 $0.99
5. Potato Chips
Share this song!
2:37 $0.99
6. Forever Family
Share this song!
5:07 $0.99
7. Fourteen
Share this song!
3:34 $0.99
8. A Family of Friends
Share this song!
4:22 $0.99
9. I Miss the Dog
Share this song!
3:10 $0.99
10. A Love This True
Share this song!
2:58 $0.99
11. Her Problem Now
Share this song!
4:16 $0.99
12. Invitation
Share this song!
3:57 $0.99
13. Three Bridges
Share this song!
4:01 $0.99
Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.


Album Notes
"... solid songwriting and engaging stage presence." - Billboard

"For me, folk music tells a story about folks, simple truth-telling and magical mythology that invites the listener to lean in to the larger circle of life. Jamie Anderson is in that circle and she is singing some wonderful songs." - Holly Near

Touring nationally since 1987, Jamie Anderson is known for a voice as smooth as Shawn Colvin and a sense of humor as wacko as Christine Lavin. She's entertained in hundreds of coffeehouses, concert halls, colleges and festivals all over the US including the main stage at the National Women's Music Festival and the Kerrville Folk Festival.

Witty, charming and sometimes topical, Jamie can run you through the entire gamut of emotions in one show, from the ache of "Maybe You Miss Me" to the wacko "I Wanna Be A Straight Guy" (her answer to Louden Wainwright's "I Wish I Was A Lesbian"). Jamie has slso taught songwriting at Duke, music festivals and other places.


to write a review

Washington Blade

...a journey from country, to harmony to rocking blues...
The Washington Blade
November 23, 2001
Jamie Anderson--"Listen"
by Kara Fox

Newcomers to Jamie Anderson's music may be surprised at her frankness and ability to instill humor into her lyrics, but the initiated know that these are her trademarks. Anderson's newest release, "Listen," welcomes the uninitiated into her style with ease.

Touring since the '80s, Anderson is infamous for her stage shows, during which she treats audiences to baton twirling and belly dancing.

Many of the cuts on "Listen" were recorded live, with few overdubs. The authenticity adds to Anderson's music. The feel of the CD draws listeners in, as they become Anderson's intimates. The electric slide guitar on the opening track, "(I Wanna) Drive," gives the song a blues-rock feel as Anderson sings about love. "Maybe You Miss Me" is about lost love, while the title track is Anderson's lesson about infidelity and how to make a relationship work

The rest of the CD really captures Anderson's flavor, with a refreshing optimism. Take, for example, Anderson's lusty tribute to potato chips: "I'm hungry with desire, oh my wanting lips/ I breathe heavy thinking of luscious potato chips/ Give me hot barbeque, crinkle or even plain/ I love to bite them, what pleasure I'll gain/ Potato Chips." (The song is the aptly titled, "Potato Chips.") "I Miss The Dog" is a Spanish-flavored country ditty. "When we broke up all I did was cry/ I miss the warmth and the soulful eyes/ My heart aches right to the core/ But it's not you I'm pining for/ I miss the dog more than I miss you," Anderson sings to an accordion and mandolin.

Anderson also shows her serious side with "Forever Family," a song dealing with different types of families, including a lesbian couple. "Fourteen" tackles the serious issue of gun violence and "A Love This True" is Anderson's plea to legalize same-sex marriages.

"Listen" is a full dose of Anderson, taking listeners on a journey from country, to harmony to rocking blues. "Listen" is a refreshing escape from the typical women's music genre and is definitely worth a listen.