Sharon was raised in the pristine Canadian Northwest and her songs reflect a thoughtful depth born of a wilderness both of spirit and outer majesty. Her first recording was for Bumstead's Larry Wanagas alongside a teenage K.D. Lang. Then, after landing in the nurturing nest of Edmonton's r&b club scene, to hitting the road as a single and crooning for oil crews and pipe-liners from the Yukon throughout the vast reaches of Alberta and BC, she finally made a B line from the Whistler Mountain ski-lodge stage to Music Row in Nashville, securing record deals on Curb and Capitol. She returned to Calahoo Alberta in the 90's and recorded an album on Royalty, and was a regular on the country music scene as she hosted the Songwriters Café nights at the Canadian Country Music awards ceremonies. Sharon currently resides just out of Nashville with her family and works for the esteemed Ingram Industry. Lately, being inspired by Ian Tyson and his timeless contribution to what would become a trilogy for the Canadian West; it's iconic free spirited minstrel Canadian Cowboys, Sharon once again put pen to paper and chin to guitar. Larry Delaney had sought her out in Feb of 2011; having done a half page spread on her history in the Country Music News magazine; citing 64 cuts of her songs through the years, among which were charted hits. He wrote "SHARON ANDERSON HAS QUIETLY CARVED OUT A CAREER AS A SINGER/SONGWRITER THAT FEW CANADIAN FEMALE ARTISTS HAVE ACHIEVED". She responded by donning the doorstep of producer George Bradfute's studio just out of Nashville, and started immersing herself once again in that sweet nectar of new music being born. Nashville studio musicians that have toured and recorded with Wynona , Nanci Griffith, the O'Canes, Kevin Welsh, One Horse Blue, Ian Tyson, and Garth Brooks among others, have come to play on this new "Life and Times" album. Chas Williams said in an email "Thanks for letting me have a go at your masterpieces". Two singles were sent off the album to Canadian radio, and have been well received. They are "Springtime Johnny" and "Long Gone Free". She is set to release "I Got Love" as well. The album also contains chart successes from her Capitol and Royalty albums, and the unveiling of the beautiful, never before released Curb label sessions of her "Trinity Lane" trio songs that were masterfully arranged, championing the A team Nashville sidemen of the day and featuring intricate harmonies on songs crafted by herself, Tom Grant and Allen Estes. Also there are inspirational musical moments on this album; "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". --Sharon Anderson
Excellent song!! Very haunting melody and words! I found myself with tears in my eyes ay the end.
review written by: Shirley Galenkamp