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All eleven cuts on Pat Anderson's “Magnolia Road” reflect Anderson’s personal background (born in Oklahoma and raised hard by the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains) and his self- described “healthy obsession” with American roots music. While he often performs live solo, armed only with acoustic guitar and harmonica, a stellar Nashville backing band helps fill out the record with a resonating Americana vibe owing as much to Tom Petty and Lynyrd Skynyrd as it does to more typical touchstones of that genre Steve Earle, T-Bone Burnett, and Ryan Adams.
Lyrically, Anderson walks the traditional folksinger’s line:
“They say you should write about what you know. There’s a lot that I don’t know, but I do know what it feels like to laugh, cry, love, sweat, bleed, win, and lose; to be hungry for something better. Those are the things that make us human, good and bad--those are the things I’m trying to get a handle on in these songs."