Andy Cater is a talented singer/songwriter/musician/producer from Northern California and is currently Worship Leader and Music Director at Redwood Covenant Church in Santa Rosa, CA. When you listen to Andy sing, you often are reminded of the smooth acoustic sound of James Taylor, with the rhythmic sophistication of Steely Dan, and the transparency of Chris Rice and Tommy Walker. A prolific songwriter for over 25 years, he often co-writes with local and Nashville lyricists. His song, "Hallelujah Song" was recently featured on Worship Leader Magazine's Song Discovery CD, a publication of the latest and best songs for worship sent to over 20,000 church leaders worldwide. This song was also awarded the SongSeeker Award at the Saddleback Church Purpose Driven Worship Conference in July 2005.
Andy enjoys creation, particularly the coast, and spending time with his family. Andy has a wonderful family - wife, Denise, and three children, Jeremy, Jenelle, , and Jacob, all of whom enjoy playing and singing as much as he does.
The Ocean's Roar is Andy’s debut solo CD of all original Christian songs. Many of Andy's songs are introspective, written from the core of his deep personal relationship with God. The songs on this CD are encouraging, speaking of God's love and unmerited grace. Many of his songs on this project are worship songs, commonly used in worship at Redwood Covenant Church and other churches around the country.
"We just got our 3 CD's today, and have to praise God out loud because your music is so spirit filled and beautiful!!! We will be sending them to Ecuador to our host families who had us for 10 days in August, and we also decided to present these as gifts to the praise team musicians and singers for their work and dedication at the Cynthia Heald Conference today!! I'll be putting in another order!"
"When the pressures and worries of the world come crashing over you as the waves of the tempestuos sea, Andy Cater's "The Ocean's Roar" brings you to a place of hearing God's still small voice as a sand crab scurries along the shore."