Blue Summer Day celebrates the performing collaboration between pianist Lem Jay Ignacio and D.C. 12 years performing together in cabaret rooms all across the US have produced a musical kinship that is easily discernable by listening to this abundant, eclectic recording. An audience member in Brownville Nebraska commented, “I love watching and listening to Lem Jay Ignacio accompany D.C. He is truly creating on-the-spot, he’s thrilling!” Listen to Lem Jay on ‘Second Time Around’ – you’ll see what she meant!
— Barbara and Scott Siegel, Backstage, February 23, 2001
“Combine a sly sense of humor with a winsome, almost childlike charm. That’s D.C. Anderson. Or combine a defiant romanticism with a deep wounded soul. That’s D.C. Anderson too, a singer/songwriter who emerges in his latest show at Don’t Tell Mama (Fridays in February 2001) as a multi-dimensional showman. His current act is as generous in its lenth as it is in its sweep of contemporary comic songwriting. He gives you his own sweetly delivered acid in a number like ‘How’s Your Little Act’ (music by Billy Philadelphia) or his own whimsically offered social satire in ‘Not for the Squeamish’ (music by Albert Hague) as well as features plenty of little heard comic gems. There’s Alan Chapmans’s parody piece ‘Can’t Help Lovin’ That Lamb’ (music by Jerome Kern), a piercingly sarcastic ‘Defenders of Marriage’ by Roy Zimmerman, and a fully baked version of Cheryl Wheeler’s ‘Potato’ that receives peels of laughter! When he performs his own song of romantic despair, ‘I Leave in Doubt’, there is no doubt that Anderson can break your heart as readily as he can break you up. His current show celebrates the release of his new double CD BLUE SUMMER DAY. Anderson is definitely someone you’d like to take home with you!”
— Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2001
“D.C. Anderson has a voice that seems adaptable to every purpose. And his “Blue Summer Day” (***)–a two-CD album, his third for the company–manages to place him in every imaginable musical circumstance. He has an affection for songs filled with offbeat humor and rich irony–some by him, others by such gifted songwriters as Christine Lavin and Cheryl Wheeler. Anderson can sing a standard such as “Second Time Around” with storytelling mastery, and he can deliver new material with the sort of musical understanding that is a delight to songwriters. With 30 tracks, all of them engaging in one way or another, this is a marvelous way to meet one of cabaret’s compelling performers.”
D.C. Anderson is a New York city based Singer/Songwriter. His CD's on the LML label feature many of his collaborations with songwriters Steven Landau, Ritt Henn, Carol Hall, Billy Philadelphia, Stephen Randoy, Elizabeth Doyle, Ricklen Nobis, David Robison, Michael Gillis,…