Andy B White
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Andy B White

Naperville, Illinois, United States

Naperville, Illinois, United States
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Meet Chicago Singer/Songwriter Andy B White"

By Sophia Madana

In a cozy, first floor apartment made just right for one tucked away in New Lenox, Illinois, emerging singer/songwriter Andy B. White sat down and told a story of how he learned to play music.
Upon meeting White, his bashful and good-natured demeanor never let on that criminal activity would be involved in his story, but indeed it is.
“My dad had always played guitar. When I went to college I stole that guitar and took it with me hoping somehow I would learn how to play it,” White said.
Lucky for him, his father didn’t press charges and White was paired with a roommate who happened to know the ins and outs of the string instrument and taught him to play.
In fact, White and his roommate started a band called Favorite, which played all over Chicago including The Metro. White performed as a guitarist of Favorite and after the band took a hiatus, he started thinking about a solo career.
“We always said in our band that the stage is kind of like a drug; you get addicted to it,” White said. “Being able to sing for people and connect with them in that way is something I didn’t want to lose so I kept it up.”
Now, this Indie/Folk singer tickles those strings all by himself and combined with an ingenuous voice, White owns his one-man shows. “I tend to rearrange my songs as I’m playing them,” White said. “Sometimes people notice and sometimes they don’t, but you can do that when it’s just you.”
White’s CD is filled with songs about heartbreak and letting go. When he sings it is perfectly understandable to wonder where his longing came from or why his mini-album is called Dirty Wings.
“It’s a reference to the baggage that we all carry,” White said. “As we grow older we get more experience, but we also get more baggage to carry along with us. Clean wings would be no baggage, but dirty wings would be something that holds us back.”
White’s baggage can’t be all that heavy because it doesn’t hold him back when playing his music. - Live Citizen


Dirty Wings EP (2008)

Currently recording my first full-length!



Singer-songwriter Andy B White was born and raised in rural Illinois, somewhere between corn fields and soybean farms. He now lives in suburban Chicago, surrounded by traffic and skylines. You can hear the influence of both locales in his indie folk music.

White found his musical voice during his college years, when he bought a guitar and taught himself how to play and write music. After spending three years making albums and selling out venues with a Chicago-based rock band, White set out on his own to find a new musical direction and record his first solo EP, Dirty Wings – an intimate and heartfelt collection of acoustic songs about love, loss and that incessant Midwestern hope for a brighter tomorrow.

"His lyrics and delivery are impeccable." - Michael Teach, (Chicago Acoustic Underground)

"Join Andy, and his special blend of lyrics and playing." - Keith Johnson, (Stage Left Cafe)

"Combined with an ingenious voice...White's CD is filled with songs about heartbreak and letting go." - Sophia Madana, (Live Citizen)