In his performances, Andy plays his original songs alongside old-time, folk, blues, and bluegrass gems. It’s a winning combination of his trademark creativity, humor, and optimism as a songsmith, award-wining guitar and mandolin chops, and deep love and knowledge of America’s musical roots.
Dubbed a “Troubadour of life,” Andy performs at venues across the nation, including MerleFest (since 2001), the Walnut Valley Festival (“Winfield” – since 1990), The Country Music Hall of Fame (since 2008), The Station Inn, and the Copper Mountain Music Festival. He was the only solo artist chosen to represent MerleFest in the 2018 “MeleFest on the Road” tour.
Andy started writing and performing seriously in his teens, immersed in and part of the ‘60s’ folk music revival in New York’s Greenwich Village. His performance and writing credentials include playing Carnegie Hall, a Grand Championship on guitar from Union Grove, NC., and a song on a Juno, Gemini, and Apollo Award-nominated album and television show.
Andy has released eight albums of original and traditional music on his own IBMA award-winning Swift River Music label. His 2016 album, Room for Roots, and his song, Woman in the Wings, made Roots Music Report’s 2016 and 2017 “Top Americana Country” chart for Album and Song, respectively. (Woman in the Wings, spent 2 months in the top ten on RMR’s “Top Americana Country Song” chart.) Andy’s most recent album, The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad), a bluegrass/old-time project with 5-string banjo legend, Curtis McPeake, came out in March of 2018. (McPeake subsequently received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the IBMA, honoring his many accomplishments during his 70-year career in the music business.)