Our Story

lyrics by david cameron (d.c.) anderson

1. My A** Look* Fanta**tic (3:23) DCA, Ritt Henn
2. Frances Willard Rode a Bicycle (2:10) DCA, Steven Landau
3. Feels Like a Fit (3:05) DCA, Geoff Packard
4. This is My Love (3:27) DCA
5. The Danger and the Din (2:10) DCA, Steven Landau
6. Tin Can Telephone (4:49) Bryce Kulak
7. I'm Looking For a Romantic (4:25) DCA, Ritt Henn
8. Karma Comedian (2:19) DCA, Jeff Rizzo
9. 'Til Then (2:42) DCA, Adryan Russ
10. Nine Percent Disgusted: An Art Song (2:13) DCA, Steven Landau
11. You (3:46) Roy Zimmerman
12. I'm the Law (2:59) DCA, Ritt Henn
13. Rock in the River (4:19) DCA, Michael Gillis
14. I Have to Laugh (4:24) DCA
15. Our Story (3:50) DCA, Geoff Packard


Acoustic piano: Steven Landau, David Robison, Deanna Witkowski
Acoustic guitar: Geoff Packard, Gannt Kushner
Cello: David Mergen, Amy Ward Butler
Acoustic Bass: Ritt Henn, Gannt Kushner
Percussion: Andy Hamburger, Darrell Oystreck
Harmonica: Larry Tapper

One of the best kept secrets has long been the talents of D.C. Anderson. Thus far, his songs have not yet crossed into the consciousness of the general public. With Our Story that may all change.
With lilting vocals that recall a young Pete Seeger, Our Story is a top-notch amalgam of saucy fun songs and heart-wrenching ballads. Collaborating with musicians like Michael Gillis, Ritt Henn, Steven Landau, Geoff Packard, Jeff Rizzo and Adryan Russ, Anderson has an intelligent, deceivingly simple style in a league with some of today's more recognized songwriters. Providing a soundtrack of our emotional times, his songs should be recorded by the likes of Betty Buckley and Barbara Cook, two of today's definitive interpreters on matters of the heart. 
Exceptional standouts include a riveting 'You' by Roy Zimmerman that shows off Anderson's expressive voice. A campy 'I'm the Law' with music by Ritt Henn, is sophisticated silliness. A theatrical story song, 'The Danger and the Din' reveals a Sondheim influence. 'Rock in the River' with music by Michael Gillis is a serious find. Anderson's original 'I Have to Laugh', the story of a break-up is trenchant as a lover "...missing what was never really mine...". The title cut looks back in wistful wonder while the disc's best cut is 'Til Then'. Both are beauties that touch an inner peacefulness. This album is worthy of a Grammy!
John Hoglund