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Andres shows a level of maturity in his playing that is uncommon for his age and experience. He pays a lot of attention to his tone and feel, which pays off.

Jon Finn
world-renowned rock guitarist/songwriter/clinician and Berklee College of Music professor - Jon Finn


"Well crafted alt-rock. Musically...this band is top notch."
- Mike Mchugh


"It's bluesy, funky, and fresh with something refreshing to bring the indie music scene. Wilson has a strong knack for guitar play and the band behind him (The Waters) compliment his music, creating an old school blues funk that seems to never die. As long as these types of artists keep coming around then music has a chance...[y]ou've got to listen to this kid; he's truly got some talen and should be heard at high levels." - Indie In-Tune Norteasth


"Ink and Sound is a must-have for fans of rock guitar. I'd take a chance on this one if I were you."
-Doug Cornell, Hit Session Magazine (Jan. 2007') - Hit Session Magazine


"Wilson isn't afraid to let his talents and abilities shine on this disc. He is a truly gifted guitarist, singer and songwriter, with an uncanny sense of melody and a flair for showmanship..[t]here is something for every sensibility on this record, which gets better and better with every consecutive listen."
-Joel Simches, The Noise Boston (Jul.-Aug. 2006) - The Noise



"He’s taken his own musical path, mixing metal, blues and world beat on his self-released CD “Ink & Sound."
-Jed Gottlieb, The Boston Globe - The Boston Globe


"After listening to Andres Wilson's stunning new album Ink & Sound, you'd never guess that the gifted guitarist was a fan of punk music."
-Brian M. Owens, Metronome Magazine (Dec. 2007)
(excerpt from the feature review in the aforementioned edition) - The Metronome Magazine


"Move Over Rover, Let Andres Take Over!" - Lawrence Academy Gazette


"Wilson sings well, writes beautiful songs, and plays the hell out of a guitar!" - Know Your Boston magazine


"...he's the deranged love child of Hendrix and Buckley." - Know Your Boston Magazine


Discography

Bipolar (working title) 2009 (due out in the fall of 2009)
Ink & Sound 2006
Shards by Asia Mei and The Waters 2006
(all guitars played by Andrés Wilson)
69 Daze (guitarist, primary songwriter) 2000

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The son of a classical guitarist and a jazz pianist, Andrés was named after his father’s hero—the famed classical guitarist, Andrés Segovia. Years later, the latent kismet of his name would manifest itself in his own musical prowess and mastery of the guitar. Diverse sounds from Hector VillaLobos to 50’s rock, Frank Sinatra, and Son House (his grandparents’ favorite artist) coexisted peacefully in his New England home. After picking up the guitar at the age of thirteen and practicing over six hours a day, by the age of sixteen, he was touring New England and NYC, earning a reputation as the best young lead guitar player in Boston—a bona fide prodigy—through his work in the seminal heavy metal band, 69 Daze. He also be-came a fixture at Boston blues jams and punk shows; however, it was always the unique sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Buckley, Nirvana, and artists who respected and understood the mold before breaking it that enticed his ears and summoned his soul. After graduating from Lawrence Academy, where he was the recipient of graduation awards for music and creative writing, Andres received a scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where he completed a summa cum laude B.M. in the Professional Music major (Fall 03’). A cosmopolitan who spent much time abroad and speaks several languages fluently, Andres is also a respected and published poet and writer who has studied music, classics, linguistics, and creative writing at universities around the globe, including Columbia University, where he recently completed a M.A. degree in medieval studies with honors.

“As long as these types of artists keep coming around then music has a chance...[y]ou've got to listen to this kid; he's truly got some talent and should be heard at high levels."
-Dan Rondinelli, Indie In-Tune Northeast

The music of Andres Wilson & The Waters fuses his many influences into melodic, richly poetic songs. Andrés’s crooning voice soars over colorful, distorted harmonies from his guitar. Sinuous, violin-like guitar leads embellish head bobbing grooves with pulchritude. Listen to the debut album Ink & Sound (2006) and stomp along with the infectious groove of the first track, “A Million Miles.” There are some heavier mo-ments with throbbing rhythms and wailing leads (“El Dorado” & “Poverty and Resource”), while other tracks flirt with mainstream pop and sport infectious hooks (“The Woods”, “Little Island”, “Home”). The lyrics are full of rich imagery and illuminating symbols, impressionistic but easily deciphered by careful listeners. Andrés sings about alienation, our moments of color within the gray, and the epiphanies one experiences as life untangles like a roll of yarn. High-energy live shows are defined by heart, soul, and moments of jaw-dropping instrumental heroics.

Andres has performed in venues throughout New England, New York, France, Montréal, and Israel and he has won several guitar and songwriting competitions. Andrés’ second album, BIPOLAR, is slated to be released in the fall of 2009. Now, he is poised to make the world listen to a unique and thoughtfully bluesy sound.

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www.cdbaby.com/cd/andreswilson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckYgzxWyZtk
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www.platonicblues.blogspot.com