Jacy James Anderson
Saturday 4:00PM @ Fort Collins Museum of Discovery - Woodward Special Exhibition Gallery
Raw, Vulnerable, Poignant.
Jacy James Anderson is an indie-folk singer-songwriter based out of Fort Collins, CO. With songs that walk the high wire of the human condition, Anderson is a writer whose lyrics will stick with you long after they're gone. Often compared to early songwriting greats like Leonard Cohen and John Prine and modern-day heavy-hitters like Gregory Alan Isakov, Jose Gonzalez, and Noah Gunderson, Anderson is heartbreaking in his vulnerability - his delicate approach to tough subjects like mental health, self-esteem, and violence providing a sound that spotlights the human condition with depth and brevity. Anderson released his debut album Blackout Poetry in 2020.
Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, grown in Hawai'i, taught in Boston, and calling Colorado home again, Jacy James Anderson has lived in some of the most beautiful places in the United States. He brings the essence of these environments to his music, from rural to urban, from the countryside to the cityscape, and finds a place for his songs that hangs delicately in the balance somewhere in between. In his lyrics, the frailty of the human experience can be heard, borrowing from old-time storytelling traditions, and mixing them with a modern point of view to create his own unique blend of indie-folk music.
Anderson graduated with a dual major in Songwriting and Professional Music with a focus in Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music, and has performed with artists such as Laney Jones and the Spirits, Monica Rizzio, and has opened for well known artists including Lake Street Dive, Brad Paisley, and Lady Antebellum. Outside of his solo work, Anderson is also the lead guitarist for the Denver-based, indie-folk/neo-rock outfit The Dollhouse Thieves.