Most people know me as the lead singer and front man for the bluegrass band Nothin' Fancy. For nearly twenty years we have toured the United States, Canada, and Europe. I have recorded eight full length albums with Nothin' Fancy and have written many of the recorded songs. Through the years fans have asked, when will you record a solo album ? Well the time has come. The Songs I sing is my first solo project and I am so proud of this album.
I spent hours going through my inventory of original songs and chose what best describes me, as a singer, songwriter, musician and person. As you listen to this album you will notice I am not embedded in traditional bluegrass but can't help have a little in some of my songs. You may hear a bit of country, a smidge of jazz, a sprinkle of southern rock and all the while knowing this is a bluegrass album. I believe you will settle into hearing originality and that is what I wish for.
I am so proud of the all-star crew that brought this project to life. Marshal Wilborn - bass. Mark Delaney - banjo. Chris Sexton - fiddle, viola, cello and baritone harmony. Mark Clifton - dobro and weissenborn guitar. Becky Mason - harmony vocals. Mike Andes - rhythm and lead guitar, mandolin and lead vocals.
To those fans who have asked for a Mike Andes solo album, I believe The Songs I Sing was worth the wait and for those who have never heard of me I feel it's worth a try.
Thank you for you time and consideration,