Born and raised on the beach, boardwalk and streets of Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY in 1950, a variety of music was heard throughout the neighborhood which was rich with talent, from Woody Guthrie, Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Neil Diamond, The Tokens and from other local neighborhoods, the Four Seasons, Jay & The Americans, Dion & The Belmonts. Less notable were the locals, singing acapella doo-wop on the street corners, stoop, hallways, stairwells, bathrooms and any place they could find an echo. Andy started singing in a doo-wop trio in the 6th grade and picked up the sax in junior high school and began playing in rock bands.
Before starting the next chapter in his life, hitch hiking across the country to the other beach boardwalk town of Santa Cruz, California in 1971, he got to experience 3 days of peace, love and music at Woodstock.
The change of scene and experiences on the west coast expanded his music influencers, from Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Jerry Jeff Walker, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Larry Hosford, Townes van Zandt, Gram Parsons and others.
In 2009 Andy started playing his eclectic mix of Americana tunes consisting of Originals, Folk, Country, Rock, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Blues and of course some Brooklyn Doo-Wop.