The Andy Shaw Band comes from Columbus, Ohio, and is quickly making their mark in the region. This unique blend of rock, reggae, jazz, and blues, is quickly catching listeners eager for a fresh sound.
Andy Shaw comes from the Columbus area, where he grew up playing jazz and classical trumpet around town. At the age of 18 he went to school at the famed University of North Texas to study Jazz. After a year at UNT, Shaw found himself more inspired by words and melodies, leading him to progress into songwriting. He took his vast knowledge of music and training and started creating his own sound with his guitar and voice. Later he would find himself in Chicago at Columbia College, writing and performing as much as he could around the city. In 2004 Andy returned to Columbus to begin working on putting his band together. It would be the start of a new level of creativity in his life.
After moving to Columbus,Shaw added brother Chris Shaw on drums, father Jim Shaw on keys, and good friend Bobby Wildermuth on Bass. Chris and Bobby both saw years of success in their band Fenetiks, and Jim Shaw had over 45 years of experience. The band immediately made an impact in Columbus performing at the Columbus Arts Festival, Rubys on Summit, Little Brothers, and Skullys Music Diner. The additions solidified the sound, and after their first album, The Relay Sessions EP was greatly recieved, the band headed back into the studio in the summer of 2006. The new CD is a sign of growth and passion, as the band is constantly writing and performing. The band is eager to spread their sound around the midwest and country as they continue relishing in the live performance of their work.