Andy Macintyre

Andy Macintyre

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"Andy makes Austin music sound like Austin music again." - A.P. Stearns "Andy Macintyre plays the perfect infusion of modern rock and blues with a pop flavor. His unique combination of skilled guitar playing, soulful voice and songwriting defies genre and preconception."

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Biography

"Some people seem born to be farmers, teachers, engineers, and yes, even politicians. But some are born to be musicians…guitar slingers to be more precise, and Andy Macintyre is one of those people... He’s fluid, versatile, and gutsy - he never lets technique trump what he wants to express... But he’s not just showing off - every note has a purpose and comes straight from the heart. Its more like his guitar has so much to say that he wants to fit it all in before the song ends…and we get to go along for the ride! WOW. I just can’t get enough of this guy’s guitar playing." - Marsha Mann, InSite Magazine March 2010 Austin, TX

"Independent musicianship at its finest, Andy brings an
eclectic, genre-crossing mix. A trifecta of songwriting, guitar work and vocals come together in these 11 tracks."
- CD Baby

Growing up in Chicago and living in Austin since 1999, Andy honed his musical tastes and style surrounded by musically rich environments. Discovering classic rock and blues in his parents record collection, he first taught himself to play the guitar at the age of 13. He shut himself away for days practicing, to the result of, what some have described, a "guitar virtuoso". As his guitar prowess began to take shape, he took to the acoustic and piano to sculpt his songwriting and vocal skills.
At 18, Andy started playing around Austin. He played solo coffeehouse performances and joined several bands before landing in the local famed indie band Dorkstar. As their lead guitarist, Andy recorded two albums of original material and played frequently in Austin, Houston, D/FW and Waco.
Their eclectic mix of original material and unique covers were a combination of music that their young audience devoured. The first album, Commercial Rock helped garnish the band a large fan following. In 2005, just as Dorkstar
was poised to release it’s second album, Tryptophan, Andy made a bold decision. Despite their regional success, Andy was chomping to move center stage as a front man.
As a power trio, The Primal Groove put Andy at the helm. From 2005 to 2007, Andy made the Austin 6th street circuit, playing to clubs packed with party kids and tourists. During this time he wrote and recorded his first album, Set Me Free, a hard rock revival sound that borrowed aspects of it’s classic predecessors. This was Andy’s first time working with engineer and producer Ben Blank, a man with nine gold records under his belt. He began to build a name for himself among the Texas blues communities as a “slash and burn
guitarist”, playing at events for the Austin Blues Society and getting airplay from stations in Austin, Houston, and Internet radio.
In 2007, growing weary of the scene on 6th street, Andy and his booking team organized regional tours. Andy found his band setting out for weeks at a time, garnishing fans across the southwest. Released in 2010, he teamed again with Blank and began work on his follow-up album, Revolution. This sophomore effort was a slight departure and displayed more songwriting depth. Described by one critic as “fluid, versatile and gutsy”, several songs from Revolution have ranked in the top 10 of Internet fan sites.
Macintyre and Blank hooked up again with drummer Doug Day, and bassist Chris Alexander to bring to life Andy’s latest project, Ruby. Bringing in to mix Ruby, Boo MacLeod helped round out the perfect team. With a heavy-hand
on constructed songs, melody, and vocal performance, songs like “Ruby” and “Jailene” inject Andy’s early influences with modern rock and pop (as heard in
Andy’s unique falsetto). Though his influences are varied the underlying flavor is uniquely his own as Ruby is poised to defy genre and preconception.

Lyrics

Waitin' and Achin'

Written By: Andy Macintyre

V.1

Hey!
Baby!
What do ya know?
I feel I gots the blues again.
Hold me
Rope me
Pull me in
can't give you more than that.
So I'm waitin'
I'm waitin' for you once again.
I'm waitin', waitin' for you once again.

Chorus

Here I'm waiting for you in bed.
Pull these thoughts from my head.
Ya got me achin' don't keep me
waitin'. Just can't get you used to
this bed.
You got me achin' don't keep me waited up for you.
You got me achin' don't keep me breakin' for you.
I won't take this abuse.

V.2

Well
Hey!
Dirty Angel!
What did you do?
Struck me dumb love with a noose.
Save me
Rape me
Pull me in, got me watchin' livin' in bed.
So I'm waitin', I'm waitin' for you once again.
I'm waitin', I'm waitin' for you once again.

Chorus 2

So here I'm waitin' for you in my head.
Pull these thoughts from my hair.
Got Me achin'. Don't keep me breakin'.
No lame excuses in my head.
Got me achin' don't keep waitin' for you.
Got me achin' don't keep me waitin' for you.
I won't stand this abuse.

solo

Chorus

Set Me Free

Written By: Andy Macintyre

V.1

Where you are in your mind baby.
If that's where you gotta be?
Where you are in this time,
Is that where you have to be?
Can't come cryin' to me
Expecting me to set you free.

Chorus X2

'Cause you don't
You don't
You don't
Set Me Free

V.2

When you roam the streets at night
and your on your own.
Your hands are cracked and numb
I hope to make it known.
Can't come cryin' to me expecting me to set you free.

Chorus

Bridge

Set Me Free
If ya let me be

Chorus

Solo

V.3

Did you know the golden rule?
Just can't act the fool.
If you throw some lie at me,
I'll stick the knife in you.
Can't come cryin' to me
sayin, "hey man you owe this to me!"

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Leave Me Alone

Written By: Andy Macintyre


V1

I don’t need a call from a girl so small. Don’t need a photograph to remind me of what’s in the past.

Chorus

Just leave me alone. Just tryin’ to make it on my own. I don’t need a call from you, or to hear some shit from you. Just leave me alone.

V2

Heard it from your friends. They say you got a Benz. But you were trippin’ on in my head. This love here is always dead.

Chorus

Solo

V3

Well…. I’ve been out here rollin’ and you’ve been round here strollin’. Through your sick minded fantasies, you can’t believe I took you to sea.

Chorus

Revolution

Written By: Andy Macintyre

V.1

They said you was evil,
that be the word on the street today.
The said you was evil,
that be the word on the street today.
Your demon ways surround me,
let your puppets play your games.

V.2

You said you were dying, now maybe your whole world comes tumbling down.
You said you were dying, now maybe
Your whole world comes tumbling down.
Now come one early morning, I ain't gonna spread your ashes around.

Chorus

Silver Dream
Silver Dream
Revolution

V.3

Go on and tell everyone of the business that you had with me.
You go and tell everyone now, of the business that you had with me.
Look up in the sky, my lady and see the defining moments of my dream.

Chorus

Bridge

V.4

Now you ain't got nothing. Ain't got no silver lining to nobody's cloud.
Yes, you ain't got nothing. You ain't no silver lining to nobody's cloud.
No glass to raise, nobody home, not a soul around.

Chorus X8

Scotty's Song

Written By: Andy Macintyre

V.1

Hello my friend.
So good to see you again.
Love to get so high,
come down and wring you dry.

Chorus

Your little boy never died.
'Cuz little boys never cry.
But you know that's a lie.

V.2

A needle is in your vein.
Cook another shot,
To suppress your pain.
Carried you down the stairs.
Mother screamed, "fix his hair!"

Chorus

Solo

V.3

Stay low, my friend.
Rest your soul, sleep again.
Running scared.
Cuz she could not wake you.
A mother's love,
And she could not save you.
Love to get so high,
come down it wrings you dry.

Chorus

Solo

Sing Like a Bird

Written By: Andy Macintyre

V.1

You wanna live like a Hollywood martyr. You wanna lie in your fields of gold. What else can I do but to lift you up? But you keep on pushing all your hate in my heart.

V.2

You say love has been getting you down. In "some girl" whose love is sound. What else can she do but to lift you up? And you keep on pushing all your hate in my heart.

Chorus

Oh yeah!
But you bitch just like a dog.
Oh yeah!
Sing like a bird, baby.
Well, you sing just like a bird.
Well, you sing like a bird.

Solo

V.3

Whenever you decide to come back down. She's gonna nail both your feet to the ground. Stand you up and try to make you feel. Understand son, this is just a raw deal. So damn thin, you've been living like a rat. Get high everyday, I'd say that's a fact. What else can I do but to lift you up, but you keep on pushing all your hate in my heart. My heart baby.

Chorus

Oh yeah!
But you bitch just like a dog
Oh yeah!
Sing like a Bird
Well, you Sing just like a Bird
Yes, you Sing like a Bird
Well, you Sing like a Bird

Solo 2

Tag

But you keep on pushing all your hate in my heart.

Call my Name

Written By: Andy Macintyre

V.1

I wrote a mountain just for you.
I combed the ocean blue.
I painted skies in a burning red.
I left them all for dead.

V.2

I am a mountain so mighty high.
I scrape the open sky.
Y'all betrayed and blinded by your lust.
Search fore friends to trust now.

Chorus

Call my Name
There ain't no shame
Call my Name

Solo

V.3

Ain't no lion,
but you know I can roar,
"just gimme all your precious scores."
When you go up,
your gonna get real high.
Now your wondering when and where its gonna be your time.

Chorus

Bridge

In the Mirror there bends a man.
I don't think you really understand.
He's been inside you for all time.
You know that's one I can exorcise.

Solo 2

Chorus

Ruby

Written By: Andy Macintyre

She gets drunk on a Friday night, yeah. And I get stoned on a Tuesday night.. We talk love, we hide the lies. Then we pass like two ships in the light..
CHORUS
I'm your little Ruby...
V.2
Turning sweet all the things that you say. So make it stone when you call my name. Beg or be: the sacrificed. I wish I could be all the things you see in me..
CHORUS
I'm your little ruby I'm your little ruby I'm your little ruby
CALL & RESPONSE I
You're my favorite, you're my favorite You're my favorite, you're my favorite You're my favorite, you're my favorite ...'Cuz I've known girls that say, "yeah...yeah.."
V.3
Beggars come and they'll turn you inside out now. "HEY! GREAT SHOW!!" Now you burn me alive... I took a picture of a flower in the ground Because I ain't got no more that I can float around..
CHORUS
I'm your little ruby I'm a little ruby Yes, I'm a little ruby, ruby, ruby...
CALL & RESPONSE II
I'm you're favorite. I'm you're favorite. I'm you're favorite. No, I'm you're favorite. Meow, meow favorite. You're my favorite. I'll be you're favorite. You're my favorite. Be my favorite. You're my favorite. I'm you're favorite. Be my favorite. I'll be yours, if you're my favorite... Whoo-hoo....
FANFARE
..Oh now, what's around? Everybody wants to hold their ground... ..Oh now, what's around? Everybody wants to hold their ground... ..Oh now, what's around? Everybody wants to hold their ground... ..Oh now, what's around? Everybody wants to hold their ground...
CHORUS
BE YOUR LITTLE RUBY!
BE YOUR LITTLE RUBY! BE YOUR LITTLE RUBY, RUBY, RUBY!!
SOLO
OUTRO

Deranged

Written By: Andy Macintyre

By the way you hung up the phone in my ear, I'd say now its pretty clear, my dear. Looking out the window past my face, through it all, I realize you were lying all along. And by the way I don't take blame for someone else's problems. But I could tell that your mother sent you over here. What are you gonna do when you realize the perfect chance has just blown you by?
CHORUS
I could never trust you again... Don't ever wanna see you again... To never look at your face again....
You're so deranged.. You're so deranged... You're so deranged... You're so deranged...
V.2
Apple core; nothing more, could ever drive me further away from you when you're coming around here begging for forgiveness. And don't even think that 2 and 1 half months has been a long lonely time. I've fallen before (tasted the ground). Since we've been apart, it seems that you've been around. You can tell your best friend that she's a lot of talk about other people's shit, but she sure doesn't ever know herself. (sure doesn't even know herself.)
CHORUS SOLO
V.3
By the way you hung up the phone in my ear, I'd say now its pretty clear, my dear. Looking out the window past my face, through it all, I realize you've been lying to me all along. And by the way I don't take blame for someone else's problems. Tell that to your mother, tell that to your mother....
CHORUS OUTRO

Jailene

Written By: Andy Macintyre

Jailene. Take us deep into dark territory. But please, don't let me go. I'm losing control, oh...yeah?
Jailene. Jailene...
V.2
Jailene. Tell me all of the things I've said, when I wasn't me. Denialene at your worst, everytime. I'm flush to a web of my own design. Jailene. Jailene...
CHORUS
J-J-Jailing of me... J-J-Jailene, loves me...
V.3
Jailene. You must feel the things I've seen, are not really there. And those pictures on my wall, with the faces that glare... They want it all, the best of me, for them.. Jailene. Jailene..
CHORUS
J-J-Jailing of me... J-J-Jailene, loves me... Jailene.. Jailene..
V.4
But I hide away as I only can. And it makes me feel so lost that you can't understand.. I need you...maybe you don't see me? Jailene. Jailene..
CHORUS
J-J-Jailing of me... J-J-Jailene loves me.. Jail, Jailene of me!
Jailene...

Discography

Set Me Free: released on May 4th, 2007.
Revolution: released in Jan. 2010.
Ruby: released digitally Oct. 5th 2012
physical release Nov. 15th 2012

Retail: local retailers Waterloo Records and Cheapo discs
Online: iTunes.com, AmazonMp3.com, CDBaby.com .
Airplay: KLBJ 93.7 "Local Licks Live" w/ Loris Lowe, KVRX Austin, KPFT Blues radio in Houston, West Texas Public Radio KTRS, Last.fm, and several internet blues radio sites including Electric Blues Radio360.
Other Releases: As member of Dorkstar- Commercial Rock(2005), andTryptophan (2009)

Set List

Andy plays original material from all Andy Macintyre albums including Set Me Free, Revolution, and Ruby. Andy also plays covers of blues legends like Elmore James, Freddy King, Jimi Hendrix, and many more. He also covers music from artist that have influenced him like The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Prince and others too many to list!