[caption id="attachment_30687" align="aligncenter" width="2413"]<img class="size-full wp-image-30687" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/12\/sam-anderson.jpg" alt="" width="2413" height="2620" \/> Sam Anderson[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Sam Anderson will be performing live at Lee Street Studios on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. The doors to The Listening Room will open at 6:30 p.m.\u00a0 Admission is free, and there will be free refreshments to enjoy.<\/h1>\r\nAnderson will entertain with remarkable guitar pieces from his Acoustic Christmas CD, as well as songs he has written from his life experiences. There will be an Open House from 1-6 p.m. with free refreshments to make your viewing of artwork on display more enjoyable, and you can shop for that special someone for a truly unique holiday gift.\r\n\r\nAnderson has a long list of awards and recognitions, and has traveled the United States as well as Europe. As the poet Shel Silverstein said, \u201cGreat songs! Sam is the finished product.\u201d Grammy award winning Janis Ian said, \u201cSam is one of my favorite acts\u2026 I wish I could play guitar like Sam.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe following is Sam\u2019s words telling us how his acoustic CD came to be, \u201cA few years back I was staying in the old cabin by the pond on the 1842 home place and began to work on the songs for the Acoustic Christmas album. It was late fall and cool enough to have the wood stove burning. Every time I\u2019d finish an arrangement I would record it as a rough demo and move onto another song. Eventually, I ended up with enough arrangements for an album, but it was so close to Christmas and I didn\u2019t have time to go into a studio and record them so I just started burning CDs one at a time from the demos. Surprisingly, so many friends wanted copies that I ended up with the CD burner by my bedside and I would wake up throughout the night and make another copy\u2026 and another. I couldn\u2019t keep up with the demand. So, what you hear on the Acoustic Christmas CD is simply me and my Taylor guitar (and maybe a few country sounds in the background). I wouldn\u2019t change a thing!\u201d\r\n\r\nDon\u2019t miss this extraordinary event with Sam Anderson on Dec. 16.