Ride with Me, which contained mostly original material, was getting good reviews, and I was determined that my future performances would feature a lot more of the material I was writing. I’d had a band sound in mind for that record and had produced it primarily as a band record. So now, with the prospect of booking actual concert dates, I put a band together of some of my favorite players in my area, and “Atlantic Express” was born. We worked well together, made good music, and had fun on stage – and people loved our sound. By 1987, I was becoming a sort of poster child for new Indie musician movement in the northeast.
Back in the 80’s, Andy had a band called Andy May and Atlantic Express: Tim Griffin on drums, Jimmy Heffernan on pedal steel and dobro, Rudi Weeks on bass, Rick King on electric guitar, and Andy on acoustic guitar and vocals. They played all over the Northeast. The photos in this video are from a 1984 festival they played in…
I wrote this song in the mid-80’s, when I lived in western Massachusetts, to perform at a fundraising event for hunger relief with my band, Atlantic Express. Later on, we recorded it and I released it on my 3rd album, Gentle Breeze, a cassette release.
A few years later, when I was living in northern Colorado, “Love, Turn a Heart Around” was used as the theme song for a United Way fundraising drive that brought in a million dollars for…(See credits, lyrics…)