Little Pink Anderson

Little Pink was born on July 13, 1954, in South Carolina. His father, Pink Anderson, a blues legend, raised him, teaching him the same Piedmont blues style, the same techniques he possessed (old school, rural blues, Southern blues…). “My father was a bigger influence on me than I realized for forty-something years,” he said.

Blues has always been a part of Little Pink’s ife whether he wanted it to be or not. There were times when he felt the blues weren’t for him. He recalled the 1960’s saying, “I’m sitting here playing this stupid music.” Times have changed, however, and so have his attitudes toward blues music. “…now forty years later, I’m sitting here playing this stupid music and enjoying it.”

Little Pink’s life wasn’t a fairy tale by any means. In 1972, he was arrested for armed robbery and spent seven years in jail. Many of his friends also, got caught up in drugs and alcohol. Before to go in jail, didn’t seem to be a priority for him « Well to be honest, for me, it was just a quick way to get a woman and few dollars.”

In 2005, Little Pink had a stroke. Afterwards, his life began a downward spiral. As things got worse, Little Pink’s health got worse as well. “The doctors told me told me I was a diabetic…it explained a whole lot of what was going on with me.”

But he got on medication and made a full recovery just before to meet Tim Duffy from Music Maker and re-start to write, record and perform.

Performing is his life. He expresses that one basic element you need in music, is feeling. “I think feeling is the most important part of music…They can be the best musicians in the world, but if they have no feeling in the

Little pink bio fr music, they don’t convey feeling. So, learn to feel…learn to feel yourself.”