Live Music: Andy Evans & Mark Coffman

Songwriter, guitarist and singer Andy Evans handcrafts bluesy, timeless tunes with rollicking melodies, lush instrumentation and swinging hooks. A soulful poet, his straightforward guitar playing accompanies vivid lyrics that show his knack for poignant storytelling; he paints poetic, personal pictures of the bold road towards exploring life with wide-open eyes and forging human connections. Andy shares his boundless creativity and ongoing experiences through introspective live performances and polished recordings that show he has been inspired by great classic rock, folk and alt-country artists and musical philosophers, including Rush, The Allman Brothers Band, Tom Petty, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Shovels & Rope, Jack White and Ryan Adams. Andy’s solo debut, Miracle is a sultry, saucy and bittersweet mix of groove-heavy songs that stroll through stories of love, heartbreak, joy and hope. Produced by Nick Jay (Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights) and recorded at Century Recordings in Austin, the album also features the talents of in-demand studio musicians from Dallas and Austin.

Andy grew up in Charlottesville, VA, where there was a steady stream of songs in his childhood home. From his first introduction to music, he reveled in its magical power to set a mood and shape his own perspectives. He was thrilled by the guitar riffs of Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Rush, and others, and after receiving a bass guitar as a teenager, he began to learn the ins and outs of that instrument as well as the guitar while playing along to tapes of his favorite bands, making as much of a racket as possible. Andy was introduced to Texas country, gospel and the red dirt music that was coming out of Oklahoma after joining the Navy and getting stationed in Ingleside, Texas. Moved by the sound, he began to write his own songs as a release and a way to document his journey.

Now blazing a new trail with his solo career, Andy has been active for many years on the local music scene in central Texas, playing guitar, singing and building a following as the front man of the blues/rock outfit Andy Evans & The Brotherhood. He has played shows with Brandon Rhyder, Sam Riggs and has frequently collaborated with North Texas singing/songwriting fixture Clayton Landua of Six Market Blvd.

With his feet planted in Austin, Andy Evans is currently putting together a series of live shows in support of his first release. Miracle will be available in January 2016.