The live companion EP to “The Wheel”
On July 8, 2009, after a month on the road, Andrew walked into Saltlands Studio in Brooklyn and recorded 9 songs live to tape with Dawn Landes. The goal was to capture a day in the life of the spartan and soulful solo show he is touring in support of the release of the fully-fleshed “The Wheel”. As such, “7/8/9” is a companion EP ~ with 4 different songs, including an eerie cover of pop hit ‘Toxic’. Andrew’s album cover photo captures the mood set by his walk from the train.
If you ask him, Andrew will tell you it’s all about the words. Yet in a quest to escape the folky comfort zone, he has forged a truly unique musical style, hotwiring anything old and stringed. A former Urban Park Ranger, Andrew is fascinated by the edges where nature with Gotham meet. He is so inclined towards music, fusing the natural with the material, the old with the new. The result is folk-indie rock, reconfigured and distinctly American sounding – that is, in the tradition of that “old, weird America.”
A native New Yorker, Andrew has been earning his stripes in the alt-folk scene in NYC, winning plaudits for his playing and writing (and 1st Place in Int’l Songwriting Competition). He is also a founding member of the new wave folk band, The Honey Brothers, and a regular contributor to the epic folk collective, Balthrop, Alabama. (more info)