Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Anders Thomsen got his start in Michigan playing blues and rock and roll with the Woolies, Chuck Berry, Johnny Watkins, and Martha Reeves. When he moved to New York City, he played with such groups as the Vipers, Sylvain Sylvain, Dixie Carter and many others. Along with Mark Miller (now the bassist for BR-549) and Michael Howard Smith, Anders co-founded the Ex-Husbands, who released two Americana top-ten albums. The Ex-Husbands moved to Nashville and toured heavily for four years. After a hiatus, Anders began playing lead guitar for Damon and the Sh!tkickers in 2011 in Savannah, Georgia, where he currently resides. In addition to performing with Damon, Anders actively performs with his own band the Downtown Sheiks. He released a self-titled album in 2015.