Andrew grew up in Oglesby, a small town in north central Illinois, the ninth of twelve children. He and his siblings each learned an instrument in the school concert band, and music, from Classical to Classic, filled his home. At the age of thirteen, he took guitar lessons from an old woman at the local pawn shop. Still, music would not become his primary pursuit until years later, when he moved to Chicago.
Sam Cooke, Ray Lamontagne, Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Turnpike Troubadours, James Taylor, Neil Young.
Everyone, everything, everywhere.