Raised in the historic gold rush hills of Calaveras County, Grover Anderson writes stories of love, loss, and frontier mischief.
After extended stays in Santa Barbara, LA, and Oakland, where he formed the folk duo Freight with Jimbo Scott, 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 next two albums, which Grover self-funded and produced. Moonshine, the opening track on the mostly-acoustic Tourniquet (2011), has grown into a fan favorite since its original recording as a duet with LA artist Sami Freeman. While recording The Optimist (2014), which includes love songs like Little Spoon and Sick of You along with tragic ballads The Lampolier and Grindstone, Grover recruited musician friends from across the state to create a diverse collection of songs, from country, rock, bluegrass, and jazz. His most recent project, From the Pink Room, is a collection of songs that Grover recorded at his home studio deep in the Sierra Nevada foothills, and was named the #2 album of the year by music site Independent Clauses. His fourth album, The Frontman, will be released June 2019.