Anders Osborne's story is an interesting one. He was born in UddeValla, Sweden in 1966...at 16 he left home, and hitchhiked and played music all over Europe, North Africa, The Middle East, Asia, and the U.S. He eventually settled in New Orleans around 1985, and has called the American South home ever since, spending his time in Louisiana as well as Nashville (where he works as a professional songwriter, a resume which surprisingly enough includes a #1 Country hit for Tim McGraw).
I've been a fan of Anders' music for some time, but I think Black Eye Galaxy is his finest work. The album is bluesy, gritty, rockin', soulful, and just about everything in between.