Born and raised in Bonney Lake WA, a suburb just south of Seattle.
Andy began singing at age five, when he was introduced to artists
like Willie Nelson by way of his grandma’s eight track collection.
“Mammas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys” is one of
those early songs that has helped him develop his own style.
Andy began playing guitar at age thirteen and soon began
playing regular gigs at a church youth group.
In High School Andy played in his first band called “No Small Favor”
They were one of the best local bands in the area and played school
functions as well as many local all ages gigs.
His teenage years of playing music were heavily influenced by the
Seattle Grunge Scene but his overall biggest influence has been the
Beatles … “Especially Paul McCartney”.
Andy’s original music is quite versatile and tends to blend his many
musical influences, with lyrical subject matter which includes life
experiences that all can relate to such as, living life to the fullest,
inspiration, faith, God, heartbreak, love etc…
Andy is an accomplished guitarist which ads to his smooth, rich, heartfelt vocals.
He plays a Gibson Hummingbird, a Gibson Songwriter as well as a Fender Telecaster.
Andy performs solo acoustic shows as well as with his band “Andy Shofner and The Ruckus”.
He is warmly accepted in all local venues and looks forward to taking his music to a national level in support of his debut album “Andy Shofner” on Hourglass Records
As a long time resident in the Bonney Lake / Sumner area Andy always remembers his roots and gives back to his community by leading worship at Calvary Community Church, performing at local festivals … And for many years he has donated his talent to the local “Relay for Life” fundraiser!
Andy’s goal as an artist is to be able to continue to share his music with as many as possible for as long as possible!
At age 26 Andy is well on his way to accomplishing his goals in both his personal journey in life as well as his musical career!
Andy lives his life with this thought: “God led me to where I am, and I’m right where I belong”
A & R Mary Malone
PO Box 1403
Sumner, WA 98390