Andrew Bayuk is a singer/songwriter committed to creating and performing captivating and relevant folk-rock music forging a soundtrack for modern daily life and the political and social issues of our day.
Heavily influenced by the Beatles, John and Yoko, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and the Grateful Dead, much of Andrew's music has an acoustic folk backbone with an electric rock overlay and is laced with accompanying and background harmony vocals.
Featured on television and radio, Andrew's music is finding its way to the mainstream audience.
In addition to his more conventional songs about life and love, Andrew is determined to play songs for people who still care about our less fortunate fellow citizens, are fed up with the unfettering of big business at the expense of the public, are tired of having our environment compromised so the rich can get richer, are tired of being lied to and led into an illegal war for oil, and still have the dream of a solid decent America that is strong at home and respected around the world. Like many, many people, Andrew does support the troops, but NOT the war.
The song "Smokescreen" is about the Iraq War and "Bullshit" is about President Bush. Andrew's songs "Smokescreen" and "Save the USA" were listed among the TOP 10 SONGS OF THE TIMES on Neil Young's "Living With War Today" website.
Andrew's songs on this CD, "Footprints in the Snow" and "Too Good To Be True", won 1st place prizes in 2 of the American Idol Underground's Folk song contests! (http://idolunderground.com/Pages/Profile/UserProfile.aspx?UserID=194739)
Andrew has a passion for ancient Egypt. He's created and maintains one of the original, largest and most comprehensive ancient Egypt websites on the Internet at: http://guardians.net
Here you can explore the pyramids, tombs, temples of Egypt and much more. The song, "Weighing of the Heart" is based on a scene from ancient Egyptian scrolls which depict one of the older scenes of the judgment after death ever recorded. The live acoustic version of this song is included in this CD.