Bio

Bruce Andrews grew up a house filled with music and art. His parent's musical tastes included New Orleans blues and jazz along with Josh White, Leadbelly and Bessie Smith with some Perry Como and Tony Bennett thrown in for good measure, all of which Bruce soaked up like a sponge. He began guitar lessons at age 8 but dropped it about a year later when he discovered the harmonica, and started listening to Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson records. He was in and out of bands throughout high school, and was in a band called Logic when he met his wife in college. In the late 80's he worked for Benson Music as a regional sales and marketing rep, and left after five years to spend more time at home with his kids. He opened a gallery/coffee house and music venue that operated for more than six years, and paints fine art by commission. Additionally, he is part of a blues duo called 2blu which has competed for several years in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, finishing in the top 6 our of 60 last year. He and Ross Roberts were the catalysts in the formation of Alabama Blues Machine, and have written the bulk of the band's original material.