Born in Chicago in 1960, Christy Anderson attended school in Tucson, Arizona. She excelled athletically and was offered a basketball scholarship to Central Arizona College. Christy was full of adventure, winning the Arizona Goat Tying Championship as a teenager. This all-state athlete pursued her true love — music.
In 1982, Christy was playing bass with a punk rock band in Tucson when she was discovered by Cody Landstrom of Ned Sutton and the Rabbits. Whisked off to play a six-week tour of gigs including Deadwood, Spearfish, and the Redwater Revival in Beulah, Wyoming, Christy fell in love with the Black Hills. She joined the Kenny Miller Band, playing USO tours around the world.
Christy joined Hank Harris, forming the Hank and Christy Duo from 1987-89. She also played with the Foggy Notion Band. As a respected musician, she would often be asked to join the band onstage after being spotted in the audience. Her CD, “Awakening,” was produced in 2001.
Christy and Dave Meier had two children: Wyatt and Chloe. Her music came to the double bar line when she died in 2005.
2016Spirit of the Music Award