“The perfect blend of Midwestern thoughtfulness and New Yorker gruff.“ The L Magazine
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Andrew Vladeck reconfigures songwriting for a sound that can span decades in the space of a song. Experimenting with ways to mix influences, Vladeck hot-wired his banjo with pickups and pedals and adapts finger-style guitar playing and open tunings. His paradoxical impulses push his sharp, lyric-driven songwriting in unexpected ways that shine with sparkle and grit. “I like figuring out how to say something differently, where it’s more likely to catch the ear,“ says Vladeck.
Andrew Vladeck was voted NYC Artist of the Month in The Deli Magazine. The Village Voice calls his performances “bold and brassy, nothing but fun.“ Vladeck’s songs have won various honors (First Place, Internationall Songwriting Competition; Great American Song Contest; Vox Pop Award, Independent Music Award, Billboard Song Contest), some of these judged by the same artists that inspired him to play music in the first place. In his hometown of NYC, Vladeck has opened for such bands as The National, Soulive, Marah, The Gourds, Norah Jones, Alejandro Escovedo, and the great Jeff Buckley.