I live on the shores of the Great Lake Superior, where this music must come from, storms and silence, always a rhythm, always a groove.
Whether performing with just six strings and my hands or igniting a dance floor with an electric guitar and full band, it's All Music and just what we all need in this beautiful, inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking world we wake in each day.
“A soundtrack for a good day on the planet!”
Many musical and fulfilling life paths have led me to a full-time devotion to performing, writing and teaching guitar. This musical experience spans my entire lifetime and includes a career of over 30 years of live performance in acoustic and electric settings, for dancers, dreamers, and kids of all ages.
From living rooms to coffee houses, bars to theaters and backyards to concert halls. Wherever I can serve up a dose of music medicine, I'll be there!
“When I die, I want to come back as Andy's steel guitar”
My acoustic music life is fused with influences that range from fertile Delta and Piedmont Blues, Celtic dance rhythms, Caribbean and African grooves that affirm life itself. Singer/songwriters, that Bardic tradition have my heart as well.
My electric soul is fueled by sounds and grooves that connect us all with dance and adventure. Get bodies moving and set the compass on the horizon. Let the music take us all along. That's accomplished with rock, reggae, African and a bit of country and jazz for good measure.
I prefer to think of the acoustic guitar more as a piano in my hands than being limited to six strings, a pick and five fingers on the left hand. Perhaps that and a hand drum, owing to the well worn finish left on my instruments. Groove laden acoustic finger style guitar, a force of good for the soul.
“His work brings out the emotions, the Heart”