Band: Edward David Anderson featuring Stan Foster and Molly Thomas, Christina Christian
Date: Saturday, December 8 at 8 p.m.
Venue: The Listening Room of Mobile, 78 St. Francis St.,
Tickets: $25 artist donation

Since his time with the indie rock outfit Backyard Tire Fire, Illinois native Edward David Anderson’s music has matured like a fine whiskey. The band’s hiatus sparked Anderson’s relocation to the Alabama Gulf Coast and a thriving solo career. Anderson will be using the acoustically pristine ambiance of The Listening Room of Mobile to introduce his local fans to his latest album “Chasing Butterflies.”

“Chasing Butterflies” is a warm, timeless embrace of beautiful harmonies and evocative lyrics. The album is also a testament to Anderson’s eclectic nature. From the big country stomp of “Dog Days” to the mellow jazz rag of “Bad Tattoos,” “Chasing Butterflies” is an 10-track exploration of Anderson’s passion for songwriting.

Christina Christian will warm up the crowd. A familiar voice in the Gulf Coast music scene, last year, she captured her trademark mix of folk and country in the tracks of her debut “Silent Sea.” Christian’s latest single is “Dolly Would You Pardon Me,” a twangy tribute to Dolly Parton. Armed with her acoustic, Christian’s collection of original tunes should be perfect for a listening room environment.