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Backyard Tire Fire

Based in Bloomington, IL, Backyard Tire Fire is an alt-country trio led by singer, songwriter, slide guitarist, and former Brother Jed member Ed Anderson. Bassist Matt Anderson (Ed's brother) and drummer Tim Kramp complete the group, whose music draws from folk, country, and blues traditions. The band issued an eponymous album, 2003's Backyard Tire Fire, before partnering with O.I.E. Records for the release of Live at the Georgia Theatre, an energetic concert recording taken from a show on October 23, 2002. Bar Room Semantics followed in 2005, the Skin and Bones EP in 2006, and Vagabonds and Hooligans in 2007. The latter album generated an unprecedented amount of press for the bandmates, who soon found themselves opening for the likes of Jason Isbell and Lynyrd Skynyrd while playing upwards of 200 shows a year. Backyard Tire Fire then returned in 2008 with The Places We Lived, an analog album that mixed guitar-driven rock songs with plaintive piano ballads. ~ Steve Leggett
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Stations Featuring
Backyard Tire Fire

    Modern Blues

    Modern Blues
    1 song

    Alt Country

    Alt Country
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Albums by
Backyard Tire Fire

Top Songs by
Backyard Tire Fire

  1.   Song
  2.   Roadsong #39
  3.   Everybody's Down
  4.   A Thousand Gigs Ago
  5.   The Places We Lived
  6.   Brady
  7.   Rainy Day (Don't Go Away)
  8.   Shoulda Shut It
  9.   One Wrong Turn
  10.   Ready or Not
  11.   Legal Crime
  12.   Estelle
  13.   Once Upon a Time
  14.   Food For Thought
  15.   Good To Be
  16.   Time with You
  17.   Piss and Moan
  18.   Home Today
  19.   Welcome to the Factory
  20.   Hell and Back
  21.   How in the Hell Did You Get Back Here?
  22.   Learning To Swim

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