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"Native Son Returns to Placerville"

Heringer combines superior music theory with natural talent. His versatility includes guitar, rhodes electric piano, mandolin, dobro and vocals. As a songwriter, Heringer unfolds a tender heart and observant nature. - Mountain Democrat

"Battle of the Bands"

Andrew Heringer gave a more laid-back feel with his band’s folk-rock and alternative music. Lead vocalist Heringer’s vocal style is very similar to that of Jason Mraz, and amazingly, he kept the audience interested in their sound. His band maintained a “good balance with their different instruments,” according to KUCI assistant engineer Mike Boyle. Heringer strayed from the power pop/rock trend and was just as good as other Battle of the Bands contestants. - New U

"Sounds of Chico"

Andrew Heringer. These guys rock a variety of instruments (guitar, violin, mandolin, dobro, djembe, piano, organ, bass, upright bass, drums, sax, more) to create a terribly pleasant rootsy and jazz-influenced sound. - The Chico Beat

"Upcoming Concerts"

Andrew Heringer wants Molly to analyze his passion, give him advice and put everything in perspective. At least that's what his song "Molly" asks. He claims to have "more friends named Molly than anyone else on MySpace." After hearing this song, it's easily conceivable that droves of girls may change their display names to Molly.
At 23 years old, Heringer has released three albums independent of any label. His credits suggest he possesses more musical talent in his pinky than most of us ever hope to have in our whole bodies. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and composer of music for theater are just a few titles on his resume. Heringer trained in jazz guitar and vocal/stage performance, and each member of his backing band has a degree in jazz performance.
Heringer looks good on paper, but how does he sound? Does he pull through with something worth listening to? With influences ranging from Dave Matthews to Mozart to Tool, Heringer is an indie folk rocker with genuine lyrics and head-nodding melodies.
On his latest album, It Seems So Long Since Yesterday, "Summer Roof" captures hopes, fears and inner thoughts. "So we sit on the roof, we talk about our fears and we hope these days don't disappear," Heringer sings, reminiscing about those warm summer days with nothing but time, the breeze and your hopes and dreams.
Heringer's tunes embody a youthful spirit. "We need a nice road trip to remind us we're alive," Heringer sings on "Fort Bragg." "Love to See You Smile" captures love at any age and reminds listeners there are good guys out there. "Don't you cry, it'll go by, remember that I love you, and I'd love to see you smile."
Andrew Heringer plays at 8 pm Wednesday, January 23, at Cozmic Pizza. Free. — Anne Pick - Eugene Weekly 1-17-08

"West Coast Tour"

Andrew Heringer and his band will be playing a concert for all ages on December 28th at the Union Mine High School Theater. The show will be the official CD release of his new album, It Seems So Long Since Yesterday, as well as the Kick-off Show for Heringer's West Coast Tour in January of 2008. The show starts at 8 pm and admission will be $6 or $10 for admission and the new CD. Part of the proceeds of the concert will go to the Union Mine High School Drama Department.

Heringer and band members Kellen Garcia and Jason Galbraith are all graduates of Union Mine High School where they were active in Theater and Music. Though Heringer left El Dorado County in 2003 for college at UC Irvine, he has played concerts often in the Placerville area as well as taught on the Drama Staff at Sugarloaf Arts Camp every summer. The concert will showcase his songs with support from a 5 piece band filled out with musicians from Placerville, Sacramento and Los Angeles. "Not only are they great friends of mine, they are all fantastic musicians. I am blessed to be surrounded by musicians of this caliber and I am really excited to bring this level of musicianship to El Dorado County." says Heringer.

"The concert will be appropriate for all ages." quoth Heringer, "At shows in Placerville in the past, adults and teenagers alike come out and have a great time." Opening the show will be local artists Sage and Marlana Sheetz.

Heringer can attribute many titles to his name as a performer; singer, songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, actor and composer of music for theater. As a theater artist, his work has recently been seen on stages in New York City and Charlottesville, Virginia. At the age of 23, Andrew is used to being onstage and his engaging live shows show for it. 

Andrew has spent the last several years finding a unique sound that blends his roots of rock and folk with training in jazz guitar and vocal/stage performance. His songs have been showcased over 3 albums; & we hope (2005), Unfold (2006) and the e.p. Seems So Long Since Yesterday (2007). Though the instrumentation has changed with each recording, Heringer is known by fans for his honest, genuine lyrics and catchy melodies. Heringer's music would best be categorized as Indie-Folk-Rock.

Heringer has played everywhere from coffee shops and college rallies to farmers markets and as a busker at major festivals from San Diego to Seattle. He has spent the last several years playing shows all over the west coast building a solid and steady fan base meanwhile selling thousands of albums independent of any label representation. The current tour will take Heringer and the band from Los Angeles to Seattle.

You can purchase his new CD locally at Wild Mountain Books at 352 Main Street in Placerville. For more information about the tour and the new CD visit - The Mountain Democrat

"Rock For Darfur"

Next up was Andrew Heringer, who provided a complete change of pace as he strummed through a few catchy, folksy acoustic guitar songs with djembe accompaniment. The fact that “djembe” is spelled with a “d” was a fun fact audience members learned during Heringer’s performance.

Heringer was a great singer, with vocals that fans of Counting Crows will probably appreciate. His easygoing, witty songs provided a nice contrast to the other harder-rocking bands.

Lyrics like “We’re needing this road-trip to remind us we’re alive” and “Won’t you let me introduce myself? I’m the one who draws the circles” provided a light-hearted cynicism that fit the music perfectly.
- The New U


Andrew Heringer and his band performed next, bringing to the amphitheater a light Jason Mraz-inspired rock set with acoustic guitar, percussion, trumpet and more. On the subject of Los Angeles, Heringer sang, “You’ve got so many stars but not the right kind.” - The New U

"Singing For Sammie"

There will be a "Singing for Sammie" benefit Saturday at the Woodland
Opera House.

Ironically, the event for 9-year-old Sammie Hartsfield, who is receiving
chemotherapy treatment for Osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, comes only
a day after the 16th anniversary of her parents, Chris and Steve
Hartsfield of Woodland, who were the last coupled married in the Opera
House on May 11, 1991.

Tickets are $20 and are available at Nugget Markets on Main Street.

At least two blood drives have been held for Sammie Hartsfield this year
in an effort to help her through her illness.

On March 11, doctors at the UC Davis Children's Hospital rebuilt
Hartsfield's right leg after removing a tumor. In its place, they put a
chrome rod in her femur and her knee cap. Hartsfield received her first
blood transfusion the day after Christmas.

Hartsfield's aunt, Alaina Glasgoh, said the chemotherapy will last until
the end of this year. Two more blood drives will be scheduled by August.

The "Singing for Sammie" benefit is designed to help raise funds for her
continuing medical treatment. The concert at the Opera House is scheduled
for 7 p.m.

During one of the earlier blood drives, Thomas Cunningham donated blood
and volunteered to do a benefit concert as well.

Since then Cunningham has managed to get both Andrew Heringer and Justin
Farren to perform voluntarily. One of the groups (Heringer) has moved to LA and is
coming up just to play for Sammie.

Unfortunately, Sammie and her immediate family will not be able to attend
due to a recent surgery. - Daily Democrat

"Don't Lose the Harmonica Albert"

Folk" isn't a word that many musicians like to use anymore, perhaps especially since the searing parodies of A Mighty Wind. No, they're singer-songwriters; they're roots musicians; they play Americana. So what's the poor Willamette Valley Folk Festival to do? Become WVSSF? Or just go back to its, er, roots?

The WVFF began 36 years ago and has, over the years, hosted rising stars like Ani DiFranco along with established folk legends like Greg Brown. Last year, the two-day party moved to the Cuthbert so adults could down a cold one while enjoying the music, but the festival was still free. This year, no huge name pops into view on the festival lineup (Where's Patty Griffin when you need her? Or how about Erin McKeown?) although the headlining groups have a few international credits to their names.

From close to home, perennial Eugene fave and actual folk musician Laura Kemp kicks off the fest at noon before bluesman Walker T. Ryan takes over the mainstage. The ever-playing-at-World-Café Conjugal Visitors start it on Sunday, and the formerly Oregonian, now Coloradan band Taarka brings its jazzy world folk/gypsy sound to the stage early Sunday afternoon. For acoustic fans, there's Andrew Heringer on Saturday afternoon and Korby Lenker on Sunday. Heringer plays just before Green Mountain Bluegrass gives the "hard-driving 5-string banjo" a workout. Before Heringer comes the Tallboys, an old-time string band from Seattle that has played Eugene fairly often, including some crazy fun community dances. The band's tight harmonies and fiddlin' should bring out the contra community in force. Don't forget your clogs!

This year's awfully heavy on the boys (and by that we mean "WTF, Cultural Forum?"), but Portland's Cross-Eyed Rosie (3 pm Saturday) at least has two women in the group. The quintet's music spans those genres that earn the roots label, things like blues, bluegrass, even jazz or pop from time to time. And from the band Cross-Eyed Rosie also comes guitar and mandolin man Lincoln Crockett, who plays a solo set early Sunday; we have to quote the press release on him because it's so unlike his sweet-looking photos: "Progressive, earthy, grungy, acoustic prog-rock … ass-kicking acoustic new age … they don't get at it." Yeah. Ass-kicking mandolin! Awesome!

Also from PDX is Hillstomp, hitting the stage at 4 pm Sunday. The duo plays in Eugene about every week and should have a wide fan base to draw from for the festival. Aside from playing buckets and slapping lids, the two guys also play guitar and sing; their skill earned them kudos from Willamette Week for best album for 2005's The Woman That Ended the World. Are they still kickin' butt and shakin' things up? Find out for yourself. Interspersed throughout the two days are the New Song Contest winners with short sets and possibly some new hybrid of musical styles.

Saturday night's headliners are, at 6:30 pm, The Devil Makes Three, a Cali group that claims to be influenced by Django Reinhardt and Steve Earle (among many others), and later Jackie Greene, piano-playin' Americana-singin' dude extraordinaire. On Sunday evening, after the crazed Hillstomp set, comes The Bills, five Canadian guys who blend European, Latin American, Romany and North American sounds. Um, roots sounds, of course.

The WVF(RASSGJLAWF)F kicks off at noon on both Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, at the Cuthbert. It's free, but bring some bucks for treats.

- Eugene Weekly

"Festive Folks"

Andrew Heringer, whose band traveled from the University of California,
Irvine, also noted the relaxed audience and said it contrasts with the
more reserved crowd from his hometown.

"It's just more of a party (here)," said Heringer. "There's just kind of
like this general sense of fun. When you see people are having fun it's so
much easier to give yourself to them and have fun along with them."

Heringer's acoustic compositions are difficult to categorize because they
blend elements from multiple genres, but the two most prevalent are jazz
and folk. The band's casual, easy-going stage presence went over well with
the festival crowd, and Heringer loved it.

"In Southern California the community would never throw a free show like
this," he said.

- Eugene Daily Emerald


& we hope (2005)
Unfold (2006)
Seems So Long Since Yesterday E.P. (2007)



solo shows : Acoustic-Folk-Rock


Andrew Heringer has spent the last year touring full time performing solo and with his band. Playing shows in California, Oregon, Nevada as well as New York, he has sold thousands of CD’s independently of any label representation. Often compared with the likes of Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews, it is a matter of time before Heringer is a known touring act.

Andrew has spent the last several years finding a unique sound that blends his roots of rock and folk with training in jazz guitar and vocal/stage performance while also building a sizeable following throughout America. His songs have been showcased over 3 albums; & we hope (2005), Unfold (2006) and the e.p. Seems So Long Since Yesterday (2007). Though the instrumentation has changed with each recording, Heringer is known by fans for his honest, genuine lyrics and catchy melodies.

His solo performances are dynamic and audiences can’t help but be drawn in by the songs. Through years of acting experience, his natural and personal energy on stage makes him immediately identifiable and loveable as well. Being a trained vocalist and guitarist his performance is far from lacking.

When playing with the full band, the songs are given a boost of musicianship and an energy seen only when a group is having fun playing music. His band consists of a group of Jazz players that give the folk-rock songs a jazz-funk twist. Kellen Garcia (bass) and Jonathan McHenry (drums) create a solid foundation reminiscent of the Dave Matthews Band while Jason Galbraith (tenor sax) and Max Haymer (piano, organ, rhodes) bring the sounds of funk and jazz and solos that will drop your jaw. Eric Frank rounds out the group as another presence at vocals and electric guitar. The musicianship of the band leaves the audience impressed knowing they saw people who have studied for years on their instruments.

The Andrew Heringer Band will be releasing their first album, The Paradise Sessions, together in the Summer of 08.


Notable Venues, Colleges, Radio, Events

California Venues:
*La Salles
Chico Farmer’s Market

Los Angeles:
*The Mint
Room 5
Eclectic Theater

Marin County:
*Infusion Tea House
San Rafael Farmer’s Market
House Concert

*Monterey Live
*East Village Coffee House

Orange County:
*Nixon Theater
*Anthill Pub
*Gypsy Den
*Starbucks at the Block
Santa Ana Farmer’s Market

Sacramento Area:
Woodland Opera House
Fox & Goose
*Luna’s Café
R5 Records
It’s A Grind Coffeehouse

San Luis Obispo:
*Linnaea’s Café
*Eos Winery
Frog & Peach
SLO Farmer’s Market

Santa Barbara:
House Concert
Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market

*Theater at the Mine
*Cozmic Café
*Upstairs Art Gallery
Carl Borelli Amphitheater

New York Venues:

New York City:
The Living Room
Rockwood Music Hall
*Postcrypt Coffeehouse (at Columbia)
Lava Gina

Oregon Venues:
Cuthbert Amphitheater
Willamette Valley Music Festival
*Cozmic Pizza
CD World (In-Store)

*Buffalo Gap

Washington Venues:

Seattle Area:
Bumbershoot Music Festival
*The High Dive
*The O Lounge
*The Lyon’s Den (Bothell)
*The Global Bean (Silverdale)

*University of Oregon
*UC Irvine
*UC Davis
*Santa Clara University
*CSU Monterey Bay
*Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
*Concordia University

Charities & Fundraisers:
Habitat for Humanity (Davis, CA)
Rock For Darfur (Orange County)
New Morning (Placerville, CA)

Radio Performances:
KZZO (100.5 The Zone Sacramento, CA)
KUCI (88.9 Orange County)
KPIG (Northern & Central California)
KWVA (88.1 Eugene, OR)
KLCC (89.7 Central Oregon)