Before he went on to become one of Country music's finer producers, Detroit's Pete Anderson spent time honing his guitar skills in that city's deep blues roots. Making a break for Los Angeles in the early '70s, he began arranging songs and forged a partnership with the young Dwight Yoakam. Yoakam recruited Anderson and the two began a career that would eventually instigate a resurgence of interest in the clean Bakersfield sound. Working as a producer for artists as diverse as Rosie Flores and Thelonius Monster, he became well regarded in the music industry. Along with other industry big-wigs, Anderson began Little Dog Records in 1993. There he pursued a recording career that infuses his love of the blues with country and has resulted in eclectic, fiery Americana marked by his aggressive guitar playing and raspy vocals.