Cleveland native and Nashville veteran, Andy began his journey into music at an early age studying violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Born into a bluegrass family, he studied mandolin and fiddle as a child, cutting his teeth on the stages of many Ohio bluegrass festivals in the nineties. Although percussion and rudimental drumming became a passion in middle and high school, Andy continued to be fixated on stringed instruments, fronting a power trio on lead guitar through his teen years. Heavily influenced by the likes of Larry Graham, Skeet Curtis, Mark King, and Rocco Prestia to name a few, his real passion is funk and soul and his slap and finger techniques marry both the percussive and melodic aspects of the bass guitar.
Now in Nashville for over a decade, Andy frequents the Broadway club scene as well as studio work, corporate functions and many original collaborations with local artists and musicians. You can see him hit with the likes of Chris Weaver Band, his own outfit FUNKONAUTS, and many more.
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