Andy Park

Andy Park

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

"Warm and quirky," "Emograss,"
"Relentlessly original"

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Biography

After nearly 15 years playing lead guitar in West Virginia bands the Voodoo Katz and Crazy Jane, Andy Park is going solo. It will be no surprise to fans that Andy's latest creations are edgy and spiked with surprise.
     Steeped by his parents in funk and soul music, Park's innate sense of rhythm remains a trademark of his guitar style. His romance with the guitar began at age 14 and became his energy through his college years at WVU in Morgantown, WV.
     Back home in Point Pleasant, WV, Park gigged in local cover bands until he helped form the alternative rock project Crazy Jane. With a solid regional following, Crazy Jane released three successful independent recordings, toured from Boston to Oregon, and twice appeared on the internationally syndicated radio program, "Mountain Stage."
     For the past ten years, he has been playing guitar and singing with the world-beat ensemble the Voodoo Katz, who recorded two of Park's songs: "Suffer" and "Mothman."
     Having explored his electric driven playing with Crazy Jane and the Voodoo Katz, Park is crafting his solo material with acoustic guitar, supplementing with newly acquired West Virginia-traditional music skills--picking up the banjo, mandolin and fiddle, and adding ambiance inspired by Daniel Lanois and others.
     His new CD "True Love" holds lyrical and instrumental treats, ranging across the board from the drama of the "Silver Bridge" tragedy to the irony of love as a "Theme Park."  This collection takes the listener across the map of musical exploration and provocative lyricism.  As John Lilly said on first hearing Park's solo work, it is "surprisingly eclectic, relentlessly original. . ."

Lyrics

Lava Lamp

Written By: Andy Park

I'm in you and you're in me,
melting together.
Right now is a beautiful place,
We're forever.
'cause when I take you in my arms,
time stands still and I feel warm.
(you) hold me tight when we dance.
You and Me are just like,
a Lava Lamp.
Lava Lamp, Lava Lamp

When you wipe your nose on my shirt, I don't mind.
When you rearrange the furniture,
its all fine.
'cause when I take you in my arms,
time stands still and i feel warm.
(you) hold me tight when we dance.
You and me are just like,
a Lava Lamp.
Lava Lamp, Lava Lamp

Christmas always used to be my
least favorite time of the year.
But you made Christmas a time I will always remember.
'cause when I take you in my arms,
time stands still and I feel warm.
(you) Hold me tight when we dance.
You and me are just like
a Lava Lamp.
Lava Lamp, Lava Lamp.

Breaking Blues

Written By: Andy Park

You got secrets, everybody knows.
Zero containment, fire and smoke.
Embers are falling, like spring snow.
You got secrets, everybody knows.
It ain't easy, nothing is news,
I'm by myself, I'm breaking blues.

You got issues, but you look away.
I guess its better, its that way.
It ain't easy, nothing is news.
I'm by myself, I'm breaking blues.

You got baggage, won't let it go.
Talk about me, like I'm dirty soap.
It ain't easy, nothing is news.
I'm by myself, I'm breaking blues.
I'm breaking blues(repeat)

Theme Park

Written By: Andy Park

Your love is a theme park of personality disorders.

You took me on the bipolar roller coaster, up and down, up and down
but mostly down.

Your love is a theme park of personality disorders.

Why oh why, oh why oh why,
why oh why, someone tell me why?
Why oh why, oh why oh why,
did I ever fall in love with you?

Your love is a theme park of personality disorders.

Walking through the obsessive compulsive arcade, I've got it made.
Lots of numbers to remember and lots of games.

Your love is a theme park of personality disorders.

I know someday you're gonna find a way to change and stop being so mean to me.
I must be doing something wrong to attract someone crazy like you,
to me.

Your love is a theme park of personality disorders.

Planets

Written By: Andy Park

I say people are like planets, they move through space. And love is like gravity, it pulls us to a new place.
I'm pulling on you, but you're so far away.

I think you're like a comet, you pass softy by. You leave a trail of stardust as you dance across the sky.
I'd like to dance with you, but you're so far away.

I say space is a sea, a sea of dreams. And I am a sailor, sailing on a moonbeam.
Our planets are colliding and I'm falling in love.

True love

Written By: Andy Park

If I tell you that I love you, will you tell me if you love me too?
If I reach out to hold your hand, will you let me, do you understand?
If I tell you that I love you, will you tell me if you love me too?

If I try to get close to you, will you let me, what will you do?
If I ask you to stay with me, will you stay or will you leave?
If I try to get close to you, will you let me, what will you do?

True Love, is unconditional
True Love does not possess or control.
Love is something we all want to have.
But we forget about what we need to give and then everything goes bad.

True Love, its in both of us.
True love, its so obvious.
True Love, can we learn to trust
True Love?

If I open up my heart, will you take it or tear it apart?
If i lean over to give you a kiss,
will you let me touch your lips?
If I open up my heart, will you take it or tear it apart?

True Love, is unconditional
True Love does not possess or control.
Love is something we all want to have.
But we forget about what we need to give and then everything goes bad.

True Love, its in both of us.
True love, its so obvious.
True Love, can we learn to trust
True Love?

This is the Beginning

Written By: Andy Park

Do you ever fell like the world is spinning, round and round way too fast? So many things out of control, just put all the troubles in the past.
Each day is a new beginning, each day we start all over again.

This is the beginning of something really big, this is the beginning of something wonderful, just let it all go and don't look back, this is the beginning of something really big.

Do you ever get so low, like you're laying under the basement floor? Do you ever start the day, like you're living in a mistake?
(solo)
Do you ever want to go back, and live your life all over again? Is there anything you'd like to change, and do you know where to begin?
each day is a new beginning, each day we start all over again.

This is the beginning of something really big, this is the beginning of something wonderful. Just let it all go and don't look back, this is the beginning of something really big.

Discography

2010 True Love, available on itunes.

W/Crazy Jane:
1993-Choice Oranges,1996-Pilot, 1999-self titled.
W/Voodoo Katz:
2002-self titled, 2007-Glimpse

Set List

1. The Beginning
2. I Think Too Much
3. Breaking Blues
4. Theme Park
5. Silver Bridge
6. True Love
7. The Way
8. Planets
9. Beautiful/Impossible
10. Christmas in Flatrock
11. Catherine
12. Lava Lamp
13. Borderline
14. Vision
15. Lost
16. Suffer
17. Mothman
18. Six Billion
19. Mrs. Mason(I Love Your Daughter)
20. Devil's Dream
21. My Heart is Home
22. Attention
23. The Mountains Will Stay

Covers:
1. Just Like Heaven
2. Angeline the Baker
3. Hickory Wind
4. If I Had A Hammer
5. June Apple
6. Old Joe Clark
7. Sally Goodin
8. Soldiers Joy
9. West Virginia, My Home
10. Crow Black Chicken

Two 45 minute sets, One 90 minute set, or One 120 minute set.