Andy Shaw Band

Andy Shaw Band

 
Columbus, Ohio, USA
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"The sound is an incredibly approachable tap into the reggae genre that is initially disguised by an almost alt-country feel and intense technical tightness, commanding audience respect, especially live." - Dana Stewart, Metromix Columbus

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Biography

Here we have the sound of Andy Shaw Band coming into its own. Ways of the World exhibits a fully-formed unit that transcends . . . .
- Chris Deville, Columbus Alive

Andy Shaw Band . . .uses the best elements to create unique, laid-back grooves. Shaw and cohorts, among the hardest working musicians in town, have honed their trademark sound.
- John Ross, Columbus Alive

"The sound is an incredibly approachable tap into the reggae genre that is initially disguised by an almost alt-country feel and intense technical tightness, commanding audience respect, especially live."
- Dana Stewart, Metromix Columbus

"This isn't a reggae band so much as a reggae-influenced rock band... unfurling a smart balance of spotlight solos and between-the-cracks riffage...It reminded me of dexterous Nels Cline and rambunctious Jeff Tweedy..."
- Chris Deville, Columbus Alive

There is a little Stevie Wonder, a little Steely Dan and a lot of fun to be found in the terrific little surprise that is Ways of the World.
- Rick Allan, The Other Paper

BAND BIO

"We all belong to love/it's in our hearts/it's in my bones," Andy Shaw sings with a gripping rasp that can truly define his
bands new record Own Resolve. Connected by blood, with 2 brothers and their father, and years of performing together, the
flow is powerful and seamless. A band whose members have years of study on multiple instruments, the Andy Shaw Band
thrives on bending genres. As the album comes out, the band is hitting the road and finding their path.

Andy spent many years of his life as an award winning trumpeter, and eventually attended the renowned Jazz school at the
University of North Texas. Quickly his ears turned to songwriting, and after some time in Chicago he ended up in his home-
town of Columbus, Ohio putting a full band together. "I want to make music that people can feel in their heart...the
emotion, the groove, and the truth of the music. It's like when I listen to Toots and the Maytals, Paolo Nutini, and Ray
Lamontagne. I can feel that passion." Songs like Righteous Ones, "We crawl out now/finding ways to rid ourselves of
hate/and throw down our arms/for the right to believe in more," and The Limits, "Why can't our hearts let our love go
free/into the past we can't see," evoke that feeling.

In 2004 the band started with Chris Shaw on drums, Jim Shaw on keys, and has featured several talented artists to fill out
their sound such as Matt Paetsch on bass, Eric Zielinski and Theo Perry on lead guitar among others. After a Midpoint Festi-
val performance in 2007, and an opening slot for State Radio in 2008, ASB began a 2 year residency at Ruby's in Columbus, Ohio. The weekly performance tightened their sound, and increased a fan base that remains loyal and continues to expand. "I love making relationships, traveling to different places, and connecting with all different kinds of people," says Chris Shaw. "Everywhere we go I feel like our music appeals to such a wide audience."

Not long after the local press started to pick up on rumblings throughout the community of an electrifying live band on the
scene. " The sound is an incredibly approachable tap into the reggae genre that is initially disguised by an almost alt-country feel and intense technical tightness, commanding audience respect, especially live." Dana Stewart wrote in Metromix Columbus. John Ross of Columbus Alive praised the group saying the Andy Shaw Band. . .uses the best elements to create unique, laid-back grooves. Shaw and cohorts, among the hardest working musicians in town, have honed their trademark sound.

After two performances at the famed Bitter End in NYC, and an opening slot for JJ Grey and Mofro at Fall Hookahville
2010, ASB has earned regular performances all over Ohio, and begun touring through New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Texas. Heading into 2011 the band will release their new EP Own Resolve, will be performing a prime slot at the Columbus, Ohio showcase during SXSW in Austin, TX, and plans its first ever Reggae Rock Festival in Columbus which will be an annual event.

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312.285.7602
ANDY@ANDYSHAWBAND.COM
PH# 312-285-7602

Some artists we have performed with:
State Radio, Jupiter One, Ekoostik Hookah, JJ Grey and Mofro, Mr. Blotto, GUEST, Rumpke Mountain Boys, The Ohms, Spikedrivers, Smash Mouth, One Under, Dangermuffin, Grooveshire,

Recent Highlights:
2013 Performed at Musikfest in Bethlehem,Pa.
2012 Songs licensed by the Discovery Chanel
2011 performed at SXSW for the We Are Columbus Ohio music showcase
2010 performed at the 34th Hookahville Festival
2009 and 2010 performed at the Bitter End in NYC

Lyrics

We All Belong

Written By: Andy Shaw


Cuz We All Find the truth
At the end of the road
And it's all been too much
Change will make us follow through

We all belong to love
It's in our hearts in my bones
Built to stand the test of time
Like no other man made lie will do for me

Cuz we all find the truth
At the end of the road
And it's all been too much
Change will make us follow through

We all test our unity
And cut through fear with patience drawn
Filled up to the brink of all
My resolve and understanding

But we all test our truths
Dive through love with no more mercy
And we find all we need
All we see can set our future

Don't let the lies tear us apart
Or take us down
Rest on the waves keeping us safe
Keeping us loved

Own Resolve

Written By: Andy Shaw


Here I am in my own resolve
Finding a way to cut through with heart
But is everything changing
Or is it all my way
To feel my world is spinning round
Not laying lies to rest

But all I am
And all I want
All I need
Is a place to feel some love

Here I am at the end of the day
Feeling so helpless oh what can I say
But is everything changing
Or is it all my way
To push away love and innocence
I think I'll change my ways once again

But all I am
And all I need
All I want
Is a place to feel some love

Here I am feeling so innocent again
Like when my heart was left to love
But she took it right away
Oh all of my time feeling so justified now
Like the time we spent in love
Can't seem to bring it back again

So here I am at the end of the line
Feeling my ways make me out of my mind
But is everything changing
Or is it all my way
To find so many ways to sabotage my heart
Leave it alone once again

Cuz all I am
And all I want
All I need
Is a place to feel some love

Here I am feeling so innocent again
Like when my heart was left to love
But she took it right away
Oh all of my time feeling so justified now
Like the time we spent in love
Can't seem to bring her back again