Raised in the historic gold rush hills of Calaveras County, Grover Anderson writes americana songs that tell stories of love, loss, and frontier mischief. After extended stays in Santa Barbara, LA, and Oakland, Grover and his family returned to Murphys to reconnect with the small mountain atmosphere that provided such inspiration as a youth. Living in California’s vastly varying environments provided ample material for his self-produced albums: Tourniquet (2011), The Optimist (2014), and From the Pink Room (2017), which was named the #2 album of the year by music site Independent Clauses. His fourth album, The Frontman, will be released in June 2019.
While he loves sharing his recorded music (with currently over 2 million streams on Spotify), Grover’s true passion is live performance. Whether performing with his band, The Lampoliers, or solo with his acoustic guitar, he channels musical heroes like Garth Brooks and Josh Ritter, leaving everything he has on stage. He is a passionate performer who grows his fanbase with every gig, be it for a wine bar of thirty or an amphitheater of thousands.
Grover Anderson & the Lampoliers
lamp•o•lier | læm′pǝ′lɪɚ
noun | origin: 19th Cent. | colloquial
1. one who maintains street lamps
2. apocryphal demon; personification of avarice
3. member of Grover Anderson’s band
Josh Certo (drums) has been the band’s primary musical leader since 2013.
Marshall Henry (lead guitar) joined the band in 2016 and often accompanies Grover at house concerts and smaller venues.
Anthony Delaney (bass) started playing with Grover in early 2018, shortly after relocating from the Bay Area. When not Lampoliering, Anthony leads The Delaney Project – an ensemble of improvisational players who explore straight jazz, free-form jazz, blues, soul, and jam music. He also performs solo, with his trio ABELsound, and hosts a weekly night of improvised music in Murphys.
Grover Anderson • Acoustic
Selections from Albums
Heard On Radio
KALX 90.7FM • Berkeley, CA (Chart Peak #14, 5/5/14)
KJEE 92.9FM • Santa Barbara, CA
KKBN 93.5FM • Sonora, CA
WDBX 91.1FM • Carbondale, IL
WWUH 91.3FM • West Hartford, CT
WZBT 91.1FM • Gettysburg, PA