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Guests at Oakley's Muscle Milk suite enjoyed the beverage creator's new Cafe Latte flavor and were treated to gifts from Oakley, DC Shoes, New Era hats, 901 Tequila, Continental Tires, and SPLAT hair color. They also enjoyed rides to the slopes from Mitsubishi for Oakley's Learn to Ride event.

The Fender Lounge and the Montana Film Commission's Party co-sponsored by Moving Pictures Magazine delivered performances from HATCH Music Groundbreakers. - Spin.com


"I am the party of the band. Ya. Not PART OF...........the PARTY of the band." -Matt Romero - Park City Television


Bar Deluxe, 666 S. State St., Salt Lake City, also gets a jump on 2011, with a Faux New Year's Eve party. On the bill: Andy Frasco & The UN, andMarinade. The party starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5, at 24Tix. - The Salt Lake Tribune


Faux New Year’s Eve
Andy Frasco & The UN is a California-based jam band that will headline Bar Deluxe’s holiday celebration. Marinade, a Salt Lake City funky reggae-rock band, is also on the bill.
When • Thursday, Dec. 30, at 8 p.m.
Where • Bar Deluxe, 666 S. State St., Salt Lake City
Tickets • $5 at 24Tix - The Salt Lake Tribune


Andy Frasco made his way back to Fayetteville, AR one more time before he goes into the studio to work on his next album. I was able to catch up with him for a few minutes before his show at George's Majestic Lounge on July 11th. We talked about his new album, his experience opening for Jakob Dylan on June 23rd and about the music business for the independent artist. Read about our conversation after the jump and stay tuned for more about his show that night.


Café con Leche: Last time I talked to you we talked about your beginnings in the music industry. Today I want to talk about your plans and recent experiences. I know you have an album in the works. Tell me about it.

Andy Frasco: I have new material and we start recording in August. I'm going to play a little of it tonight, hopefully. It's going to be good. It's going to be a more of an improv set tonight.

Café: You do that a lot?

Andy: Yeah, a lot. I feel that's the only way to really be free with music. To put yourself on the spot and say 'alright, let's just play.' No need to worry, no need to sweat, just play.

Café: Do you have any favorite songs to play? Any favorites to cover?

Andy: Favorite covers? I love playing Ray Charles songs. I love playing old school soul. I've been playing a lot of Bill Withers, like "Ain't No Sunshine." I do "Hit The Road Jack." But I just really love playing my own songs. Sometimes I make up lyrics on the spot. Depending on what I'm feeling or what the day brings.

Café: Do you record your shows so that those lyrics can go in an album later?

Andy: Yes, sometimes. We're going to put out a ten-song full production with Jordan Stilwell. I'm going to produce it with the UN. And we'll also have a production of live songs. We've been recording live tracks from around the country, so we're going to do a EP with 2 covers and 4 originals from each city. We might have one live in Fayetteville and one live in Kansas. From each of the cities that we like to play in.

Café: So what are the cities that stand out the most for you?

Andy: I keep telling everyone this. The three places I love are Fayetteville, AR; Manhattan, KS; and Charlottesville, VA.

Café: Awesome. That means you'll keep coming back.

Andy: Always.

Café: Now, you just opened for Jakob...

Andy: Jakob Dylan.

Café: ... Yes. Jakob Dylan & Three Legs. How was that?

Andy: A lot of fun. It was a good time. It was my first experience playing at a venue that holds 1500+ people that might be interested in my music. So I thought 'Oh shit, I need to put on my smart suit.' It required more attention than usual, but it was so much fun.

Café: What did that experience mean to you and the band?

Andy: I felt we went into the mindset of being at out next point of our career. We finally are at that point where we're still a bar band, but we're starting to build a fan base. And that's crazy. We've been touring for three years now, we've done 700 shows. And we're now at a point where people come see us, like tonight. We've grown as a band. And people have been so supportive. We have a backbone now, and that's amazing. I don't need to worry about anything now. I don't need to worry, I just need to entertain and inspire people. Because people are inspiring me to go out and play. So I hope I'm inspiring them to just enjoy that moment in their lives that I'm given the chance to be part of.

Café: Is your audience your inspiration?

Andy: Mostly. I feed off energy. I just soak it all in. Whatever people are bringing to the table, I want to be part of that experience.

Café: Tell me about your songwriting process.

Andy: [laughs] I normally write songs when I'm all shitty. But I gotta stop that. I've had some bad LA experiences; but I don't want to sound like a woman-basher, when I'm not. Touring and meeting different kind of people, like coming to the the Midwest and South- everyone's all nice, that's given me different perspectives. Being on the road has helped me grow. And that's what this new record is all about, living life on the road realizing that we're all doing the same thing. No one's bigger or better than anyone else. We're all getting through this together, we should start thinking together not just the individual. We're a team, we're a family. We all have to look after each other.

Café: I like that.

Café: And now that you and the band are at a next step. How do you define where to go from here. How do you define success?

Andy: How many people you inspire. When I'm done with a show, to see that I've made someone's day. The most days you make, that's what counts as success. Money comes and goes. If you're getting famous for the money, then you have nothing coming for you. It's about being true, being real, finding friends.

Café: Do you want to stay independent? Or what if a label comes to offer you a deal?

Andy: It really depends, but I want to do this independently and show musicians that we can do this. We - Breakfast on Tour


Fayetteville adores Andy Frasco. And as he told me right before he rocked the lounge at George's Majestic, the feeling is mutual. Andy has been busy traveling around the nation, playing relentlessly and working on his new album. Gathering inspiration along the way, he's learned to give his all in every show he plays. That night at George's was no exception.

He was only traveling with R Bizzy (drums) this time, but he was supported by three Fayetteville musicians. If you didn't know they had never played together, you wouldn't know it. They did a great job that night and the music came together so naturally, that the mood was easy and fun. Everything started with one of Andy's favorite covers, "Hit The Road Jack." And from there, it went into a super jam party Frasco-style. His "Ramble Baby Ramble" brought the room alive and got him a lot of love from the crowd.

The party went on until a little before 2 A.M. when the lights at George's came on. He sure left everyone ready for the week ahead. And him? He was ready to do it all over again the following night at another bar in town.

Check out the photos from that night after the jump. - Breakfast on Tour


BY ERIC HAWKINSON | OCTOBER 20, 2010 7:20 AM


If there’s one thing you find when you hear Andy Frasco’s music, it’s soul.

“I love old soul music. I think I got two people in my mind talking. A paranoid Woody Allen, and the other guy is [cool]. That’s who shows up on stage. [My soul] just comes out, like vomit,” Frasco said.

Frasco’s new CD, Love, You’re Just Too Expensive is a window to that soul he cares so much for. He has dedicated this latest tour to the release of the CD, which lands him in Iowa City today at the Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St. The show will begin at 9 p.m.; admission is $5.

Nine months of the year, Frasco and his band tour, playing 250 shows across the nation. He said living on the road helped him learn about himself and those around him.

During their travels, he and his band have met many people who open their homes to them. He says he’s slept on 600 different couches.

In his new release, he finds much inspiration from his roadrunner lifestyle. It’s a bitter album about lost love and struggling relationships because of time spent apart.

In the song “Lie to Me,” Frasco sings about losing trust in people he cares about. He’s found trust is difficult to keep when faced with so much distance.

“What the road does to you, you lose relationships. In life or in anything,” he said.

The music in the album reflects the emotions over his years touring. Like so many blues musicians, it’s an outlet to relieve the feelings of hurt. But the songs aren’t sad. It’s apparent that he’s having a good time saying what’s on his mind. Through the blues, he takes the pain, sings about it, and forgets it happened.

Frasco tries to have that effect on his audience during live shows as well as on the record.

“It’s a party. People are up on their feet dancing,” he said.

Love, You’re Just Too Expensive is an album from the heart. Frasco’s raspy vocals and blues melodies give listeners a chance to hear something new. Not everyone can relate to the lifestyle, but everyone can relate to the trouble in relationships. Frasco gets that. His album, full of soul, is powerful and profound.
- The Daily Iowan


Andy Frasco and his band spent the weekend pouring their hearts out all over Dickson Street in Fayetteville, AR. Three nights, three shows, and a whole lotta soul. I decided to attend the Saturday show at Rogue after catching his warm up session at The Smoke & Barrel Tavern the previous evening, and I'm so glad I did. I had so much fun even when the show was out in the patio and the night was cold due to a cold front that rolled into town along with Frasco and the band. His piano weaves new blues rhythms in a way it makes you comfortable. No matter how cold the night is, you'd be fine as long as the music lasts.

But in case you haven't heard of Andy Frasco before, let me tell you a little about him. He's a 22-year-old, independent artist from suburban L.A. who's traveling to inspire others to follow their love of music and take charge of their career. He wants to share his passion, his knowledge of the business and his stage. He started working in the music industry at 16 and then started playing the piano four years ago. He collaborates with other artists he meets on the road. Like that night at Rogue, he had invited Adam Becker, of Groovement, to play the organ. Groovement is a Fayetteville funk band and they played that night right after Frasco. Another guest performer at that show was rapper Rob Warner, who added a welcomed twist to the night. Check out the rest of the review and photos after the jump.
He's currently touring with his band mates Matt Romero (bass), Earnie Chang (saxophone), R Bizzy (drums) and Josh Griebel (guitar). All of them dancing around the stage along with Andy's Afro. You never know what song is going to make him get up from the chair, kick his shoes off and start dancing.

If you catch them on the road this year, you will most likely hear the songs "Ramble Baby Ramble" and "Devil and His Drones." Great, catchy tunes that will get you dancing, or at least moving around - depending on your abilities. But I have to tell you, when they start to play a ballad you should stop and listen. It might just be the song that has really stuck with me, "Dance Those Blues Away." A story about hard, lonely times and a man trying to live through them. Such lovely melody!
You see, I enjoyed it so much that I went by George's on Sunday night where he had his final show in Fayetteville. I couldn't stay for the whole show at George's, but I got enough good vibes to last me through the week. I'll keep Andy Frasco on the radar, because with 250 shows in the year, I might see him around Fayetteville again. - Breakfast on Tour


August 21, 2008

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America’s public schools by restoring music programs in cities across the country, and raising public awareness about the importance of music participation for our nation’s youth.
Andy Frasco is a early twenties songwriter who has performed with acts such as, Hellogoodbye, Berlin, Tyler Hilton, Butch Walker, Gavin Degraw and many more. Andy Frasco is currently performing 96 benefit concerts in 120 days through 31 states for the Vh1 Save the Music Foundation. Known as a non-profit performer, Andy Frasco, will do whatever it takes to make sure music education is back in America’s public schools. To read more about Andy Frasco or listen to his music, please visit his website at www.andyfrascorocks.com.

Andy Frasco and band second benefit concert was last night at the Rock N Soul in Boulder Colorado This was a night filled with spectacular music and great showmanship! by one and all!!
Nick OConnor was first up and put on a explosive show filled with passion and emotion true to his music form. A great vocalist backed by a great band, bringing out new songs for the occaision.

Stuart Ehrlich, filled the next spot with humor and a stunning accoustic show. He is truly a great man with a gentle heart and love for the music.

Andy Frasco had the crowd from the minute he walked in the room. Emcee’g the show for Rock N Soul, Andy showed his appreciation for the folks coming out to support the VH1 Saves The Music Foundation Entertaining the audience with great sense of music and creating a tangible organic experience for all.This is the only way to describe the whole experience, a quirky sense of humor, and encouraged on by band mates. bringing on the Brent from Nick OConnor’s band to share the stage. Andy is a talent all to himself creating new music and lyrics as he proceeds through the show. You are never sure where he is going to take you…but you know you are having a great time and you want the show to continue.
Pure genius! Andy and his band also received a standing ovation for the night and asked…no begged to play longer… giving the crowd more of what they were begging for! Leaving the show, you felt like friends… and hated to see them go.

They will be appearing one last time in the Denver area at the Walnut Room! Do please come out and be thouroughly entertained.
- Indienink


By HOWARD DUKES
Tribune Staff Writer

Steve “Krojo” Krojniewski is always willing to lend his talents to a cause.

Krojo, and his band mates in the New Orleans-style rock and fusion band Half-Pint Jones, have performed at benefits to raise funds for everything from youth programs to Coaches vs. Cancer and Hurricane Katrina relief.

Helping Katrina evacuees is very important to the band because the storm forced Chris Olivier, the band’s saxophone player, to move to this area.

So when band members learned that California-based musician Andy Frasco wanted to do a concert with an area band to raise money for VH1’s “Save the Music” program, the band jumped at the chance.

“Save the Music” is a program started by the network to raise money to support high school music programs. Frasco is performing concerts with local bands in 96 cities over a period of 120 days. He will perform in venues in 31 states in an attempt to raise $20,000 for the “Save the Music” program.

Frasco and Half-Pint Jones will perform at 8 p.m. Monday at Trio’s Restaurant & Jazz Club.

Krojo, a drummer, has been interested in music since his parents bought him Kiss albums when he was 4, but he didn’t play in the marching band or take music classes at Clay High School.

“I was a (three-sport) athlete in high school, so I did not have the time for music at school,” he says. “But I did things like play in the ‘Battle of the Bands’ so I could support the music programs at the school.”

Krojo says he realizes that school music programs provide an outlet for the students who don’t play sports and for the kids who depend on the arts to remain interested in school.

“Everybody’s not an athlete and everybody’s not brainy, and the arts are a great way for kids to express themselves,” he says. “When funding is taken away, it takes the arts away from the kids who aren’t athletes, and if they can’t express themselves through music, they’re going to find another way to express themselves.”

Frasco says he saw how cuts in arts programs can affect the quality of life beyond the schoolhouse.

A 21-year-old self-taught pianist, singer and composer, he began managing acts and promoting concerts around Los Angeles when he was still a high school student. Frasco says it was not easy to break into the business.

“At first, nobody took me seriously because I was so young,” he says.

Soon, however, Frasco’s shows began filling the venue where they were held. Just as quickly, Frasco says, the scene began to whither.

“They started dropping music education in the public schools, and you would see the shows slowly dying, and it’s like ‘What’s going on here,’ ” he says.

Frasco took his frustrations and channeled it into his own music. He started practicing on an old piano in his parents’ house. Frasco says he locked himself in a room and practiced 3½ hours every day until he learned how to play the piano.

“I just had a gut feeling that I would be a musician,” he says.

Frasco left for college, but he ended up leaving school to pursue music full time.

“I saw a concert (by) one of my favorite acts, and the next day I had an epiphany,” he says. “I gave up school, packed my bags, and I started music full time.”

His parents weren’t happy but they realized Frasco was determined to become a musician.

“Now, they support me 150 percent,” he says.

He used that same determination to sell VH1 on his plan to raise money for “Save the Music.”

Frasco says he found corporate sponsorship and sent e-mails explaining his plan to more than 2,000 venues.

Once a show got booked, Frasco would then look for local bands who would be willing to perform.

Trio’s owner Herb Wilson suggested Half-Pint Jones, according to Krojo.

Frasco says that efforts such as his tour not only highlight the importance of music education, the concert will allow music fans to see bands perform live. Frasco says there is a link between music education in schools and the number of garage bands playing in the community.

“Since more and more schools are dropping music education, less people are (playing) instruments and people are not paying as much attention,” he says. “If there is less music education, there aren’t as many musicians in the world and there aren’t as many live shows. It’s like putting a knot in a water faucet and hoping water comes out.”

Staff writer Howard Dukes: hdukes@sbtinfo.com (574) 235-6369
- South Bend Tribune


Moody’s Bistro & Lounge is once again spicing up Truckee nightlife when it hosts a free show by one of the hottest new acts in music, Andy Frasco, known for his wildly original, yet easily relatable, soulful, piano pop music. Frasco will take to the stage for one special show on Sunday, August 10.

In his early 20s but with a voice that belies his mere two decades on this planet, Frasco writes and sings with a sincere maturity and an open-minded approach to the ever-changing pop music scenery. He draws inspiration from such legends as Van Morrison and Billy Joel and has been compared to singer/pianist Ben Folds.

Hailing from the West San Fernando Valley in southern California , Frasco began singing and playing piano in his junior year at El Camino Real High School. With a "take no prisoners" approach to the music industry, Frasco jumped into the scene, releasing his first EP, "When Fairy Tales Become Tragic Endings" recorded at Zen Seven Studios in Encino, CA. Gaining local praise and a small but die-hard fan base, the 17-year-old logged his first tour in the summer of 2004, encompassing 34 of the 50 states.??With his newfound awareness, Frasco began writing his second release The Drifters, a concept recording revolving around a fictional town where ghosts roam free and townspeople live in trees, a metaphorical commentary on where Frasco himself grew up. The Drifters sold over 1,000 units in the first two weeks of release.??

In September 2007, Frasco hit the road again performing extensively throughout his home state of California . Shortly after his return he moved to New York City , writing his best work yet, Life in Neutral, a bold, brash, soulful and honest look into Frasco's new life in the city, highlighting upright bassist Todd Urban and Gospel vocalist Sarah Yvonne Jones.

Moody’s will host an unforgettable free show by Frasco, one of the country’s most talented up and coming musical artists.

Located inside the historic Truckee Hotel on Commercial Row, Moody's Bistro & Lounge is known for its locally sourced ingredients served in an informal atmosphere reminiscent of Tahoe in the 1920s. The restaurant serves a variety of Contemporary American specialties in a range of affordable price points, as well as a seasonal drink menu made with fresh herbs and fruit. The lounge also is home to live jazz shows by top U.S. and international acts. Moody's is located a few minutes from Interstate 80 at 10007 Bridge Street in Truckee (on the corner of Commercial Row). For reservations, call (530) 587-8688 or visit www.moodysbistro.com. - Auburn Journal


We introduced you to Andy Frasco in our Frasco Fiasco feature, how’s that for a lot of F’s? Well now it’s time for you to get to know Andy even better. Feeling the Vibe is happy to present to you our newest interview addition, Andy Frasco. You will love his rhythms, melodies, pure raw passion for the music, and addicting personality. With his new CD, Growth and Progress making it’s way to your ipods, it’s music you’ll definitely want to hear. Andy’s story is one that will surprise you to see how quickly he has reached the level in the industry he is at and after seeing his real passion for music, you will know why the only way is up for this piano man. Find out about many sides of Andy from his favorite movies and sports to his music background, what he thinks of fans approaching him plus what type of music he grew up listening to. You can find it all now in the Andy Frasco Spotlight on Feeling the Vibe.

Favorites

Sport to play – basketball, likes the Lakers

Movie – Love Actually, Almost Famous

Time of the Year – Fall because I love the leaves changing colors

Concert you attended – “Damien Rice”

Dessert – cookies, loves cookies

This or That

Tech gadgets or no gadgets – no gadgets

Myspace or Facebook – Facebook

IM or Texting – texting

East coast or west coast – east coast

Reality or Sitcom – sitcom

Questions
FTV: We’ve heard samples of your music and definitely notice the different sound you have right away, great rhythm sections and nostalgiac musical identity. It’s pretty different from your mainstream music. How would you classify it?

Andy: It would be classified as alternative blues, alternative pop, and soulful piano.

FTV: Have you always been interested in this type of music? What did you listen to growing up?

Andy: When I was 15 I worked for a record label then became a

booking agent for my own company, Drive – thru records. I worked on a Hello Goodbye tour as well.

All of this began from one moment, I went to a Damien Rice concert. He’s a singer/songwriter and guitarist. Something just clicked in my mind, I called my parents, packed my bags and told them I was going to become a musician. I was only 18 and decided to start learning the piano. Over the next two years I just practiced and learned as much as I could.

I always listened to doo wop music like Al Greene, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison. I liked old town soul, popular Beatles music.

FTV: We see you’ve been on a nationwide tour, how has it been so far? Any highlights that you’d like to share?

Andy: It’s been awesome. We’ve been traveling all across the United States playing in different cities. Everyone has been so welcoming. We were in Danbury, Connecticut not too long ago and on the bus tour ride the guys and I wrote a song just about Danbury and the scenery there. We sang it a lot with a ukelele. It was a fun time.

The highlights have really been seeing all new different people everyday. Just meeting new people and touching lives, I can’t complain. I love “live” shows and completely get a burst of energy off of the audience.

FTV: How do you feel about fans approaching you while you’re out and about outside of a show? Do you like it?
Andy: I love meeting people. I’m actually so inspired by everyone who comes out to the shows and feel I can learn from them. It’s great to find out what they think of the music.
FTV: Who have you met so far in the industry, are you star struck by anyone?


Andy: I’ve met a lot of people. One person I met was Rob Thomas. Everything was just starting to flow at that point, building a buzz on the music. I was so inspired by Rob’s song though, just loved it.

FTV: How would your friends describe you?

Andy: At this point he decided to ask one of his bandmates how they would describe him. Enter Matt, the bassist for the Andy Frasco band. “I would describe him as a worrier, a driven young man who has a lot on his mind. He is a very smart kid.”

Andy takes the phone back…

Many people tell me I have an old soul, that I’m an old soulful man.
FTV: You just got on the Internet, where do you go first?

Andy: Let’s see, first is gmail, then google, facebook, Myspace, and World news on BBC.

I also like the NY Times online.

FTV: What projects are you working on currently? Anything you’d like to let everyone know about?

Andy: Some labels are interested. Thinking of filming, creating a score for a movie. I may be going to Dubai for a month for the movie film project. I also want to create an elementary school tour for 2008 as a charity type of tour. My album, “Growth and Progress” is also another big project of mine.

FTV: What do you like to do in your free time, aside from music?

Andy: I like watching movies, chilling, hanging out with five or six friends of mine just having a good time.

FTV: Is there a message or anything you’d like to say to the readers out there?

Andy: “Do what your heart tells you, sell apples, whatever you - Feeling the Vibe


Piano man for Gen Y
[Singer-songwriter]

Andy Frasco

You don't find very many 16-year-olds trying to break into the music industry unless they're musicians (or kids in Las Vegas trying to book bands that wouldn't otherwise play Las Vegas). Los Angeleno Andy Frasco was an exception, working with bands in all capacities but not really playing music himself. And then he met the ol' ivories -- all 88 of them -- and decided to stake his claim on the pop landscape himself. While still doing promoting and management here and there -- he was a tour manager for Hellogoodbye -- Frasco concentrated on his retro piano blues-pop, making albums and touring heavily. He caught a bit of a break as a featured performer on VH1's Save the Music Foundation Tour, playing the hell out of the country, before recording his latest album, Along For the Ride. That new collection is the reason the now-21-year-old stops by the Frog, for a free show that doubles as his Vegas CD release party. Anyone longing to hear an actual singer-songwriter perform in the city of a thousand bands would be remiss to stay home tonight. Mike Prevatt, mprevatt@lvcitylife.com
Last updated on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 12:09 am - Las Vegas City Life


Andy Frasco is hopping on one leg. In one hand a half-empty (half-filled, he might prefer) plastic cup with beer swishing around, threatening to spill. In the other the neck of a microphone stand angled down toward a saxophonist who jumped into the song unannounced.
Frasco’s head bobs, self-described Jew-fro swaying slightly, as he closes his eyes, feeling the music, not caring for a second that he has no idea where any of this is going.
This unplanned moment Thursday at Freakin’ Frog began when Frasco joined Elliot Szabo (the band) onstage to provide backing vocals for their cover of “Only The Good Die Young.” It quickly evolved into a full-on jam session including Frasco’s saxophonist. It’s a natural fit for Frasco, whose own set three hours earlier featured three accompanying musicians he’d met only that day.
Though no one on stage seems uncomfortable, Frasco seems the least concerned. “It is tricky,” he says of playing with musicians without prior practice. “It’s pretty stressful, but that’s music. You have to vibe it.”

Photo: April Corbin
Feelin' the groove at Freakin' Frog.
Tonight is the talented piano man’s second appearance at the Frog. He’s on a four-week tour with a slightly smaller-than-usual band (himself and three others, rather than his usual seven-piece funk band) to promote his album, Along for the Ride. With a voice full of soul and a natural stage presence, it’s difficult to believe the bluesy musician is only 21. Or that he began this musical journey working behind the scenes.
Frasco was booking shows for bands, including HelloGoodbye, in Los Angeles when he was only 16. He also worked for Drive Thru Records. Not bad gigs by any means.
Eventually, he took the plunge into performing himself, and in the only four or so years he’s been on stage, he’s managed to hook up with VH1’s Save The Music tour and perform 500 shows across the country in two years. A much better gig.

Photo: April Corbin
Andy Frasco (right) and Elliot Szabo perform together live at the Freakin' Frog.
So what prompted his change from booking to being booked and rocking out on this college-bar stage? There are two answers. The first, Frasco says, is that he disliked a lot of the music produced in the decade and wanted to create music his future kids could be proud of.
The second reason is more logistical. He explains, “All these bands kept breaking up. I said I’d just do it myself.” - Las Vegas Weekly


Discography


Love, You're Just Too Expensive
Produced by: Andy Frasco & Jordan Stilwell
Mixing and Tracking: Jordan Stilwell
Asst. Engineers: Scott Alzheimer & Kevin Dunn
Mastered by: Joe Bozzi

1. Call Me Daddy
Music by: Andy Frasco & the UN
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
2. We Get Around
Music by: Andy Frasco & the UN
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
3. Mr. Ego
Music by: Andy Frasco & R Bizzy
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
4. Main Squeeze
Music by: Andy Frasco & R Bizzy
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
5. Lisa D
Music by: Andy Frasco & Justin Mather
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
6. Lie To Me
Music by: Andy Frasco & the UN
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
7. Am Jam
Music by: Andy Frasco & the UN
8. I Had Enough
Music by: Andy Frasco & the UN
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
9. Consistency
Music by: Andy Frasco & the UN
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
10. Find One For Me
Music by: Andy Frasco & The Ben Miller Band
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco

Growth and Progress
Produced by: Andy Frasco
Mixing and Tracking: Jordan Stilwell
Mastered by: Robyn Robbins

1. Without Your Shoes
Music by: Andy Frasco
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
2. Move On
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
3. Just Hear Me Out
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
4. Devil and his Drones
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco & Amanda Elliot
5. On The Run
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
6. Let it Go
Music by Andy Frasco & Roget Chahayad
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
7. Interlude
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
8. Catch You
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
9. Out of Date
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
10. Pretend There's Nothing Wrong
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco

Along For the Ride
Produced by: Andy Frasco & Jordan Stilwell
Mixing And Tracking: Jordan Stilwell
Mastered by: Joe Bozzi
Record Label: Jam Rocket

1. Neighborhood -
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
2. Lie To Me -
Music by Andy Frasco & Matt Romero
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
3. Until It's Gone -
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
4. Ramble Baby Ramble
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
5. Dance Those Blues Away -
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
6. Devil And His Drones
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco & Amanda Elliot
7. Routine
Music by Andy Frasco & Matt Romero
Lyrics by Andy Frasco

Radio Play

KCLA 99.3FM Los Angeles
KPCW 91.9FM Utah
KRCL 90.9FM Utah
KBSU 730 AM Idaho
KEZJ 1450 AM Idaho
KBSK 89.9FM Idaho
San Francisco State University
University California of Los Angeles
San Diego State University
University of Georgia
New York University
University of Wisconsin @ Madison
University of Wisconsin @ Whitewater
University of Massachusetts @ Amherst
University of Virginia @ Charlottesville
Boise State University
University of Syracuse
University of Oregon
University of North Carolina

Streaming
Last FM
Jango
GrooveShark
SoundCloud

Radio/Podcasts:
the Soupy Gato Show:
http://www.soupygato.com/?page_id=155

Photos

Bio

Andy Frasco, a twenty-two blues/jazz musician hailing from the San Fernando Valley in Southern California, is nothing short of an enigma. Influenced by Damien Rice, Sam Cooke, Van Morrison and Tom Waits, Frasco’s style is as uninhibited as those artists who inspire him.

Within the past two years alone, Frasco has trekked over 90,000 miles, performed over 500 shows, and spanned the country at least six times. Frasco’s journey, however, is just beginning. This revolutionary is on a mission to alter the music business as we know it.

Frasco’s a rarity in the music business: one who is an industry “insider” and a talented musician. This unparalleled insight is due, in part, to his days of managing and promoting bands when he was 16 years old. He’s booked bands like HelloGoodbye, and worked with labels and venues such as Drive Thru, Atlantic Records and The Key Club in Hollywood, Ca.

What’s more, Frasco does not come from a musical background. His family played no instruments, and it wasn’t until the age of 17 that Frasco met his soul mate: the piano. At 19 years old, Frasco traveled to New York to work with friend and colleague Jordan Stilwell, producing his first album Growth and Progress. From there, Frasco toured the country with VH1’s Save the Music Foundation, raising money for Music Education in the Public Schools.

Yet 220 shows in 360 days through 33 states that he personally booked on the Save the Music Tour wasn’t enough for this young prodigy. Frasco headed back to Los Angeles to form his own band and produce his second and current album, Along for the Ride. Currently on tour for Along for the Ride, Frasco continues to prove that he is a dynamic force with which to be reckoned, as listeners marvel at his talent and soulful performances wherever he goes.

Andy Frasco has jammed with artists such as Katie Herzig, Butch Walker, The Flobots, Spill Canvas, Suburban Legends, Nural, Ryan Gillmor, Tyler Hilton and Berlin. John Mayer even opened for Andy Frasco.

Frasco may just be the “Second Coming” of blues music for this emerging generation, changing the course of mainstream music in a blazing path of glory that will someday take him home

Written By Patty Walsh

ANDY FRASCO BACKGROUND

National Acts Performed with:

Galactic
Jakob Dylan
Hellogoodbye
Tyler Hilton
Gavin Degraw
Butch Walker
Berlin
Suburban Legends
The Spill Canvas
The Higher
Nural
Ryan Gillmor
Katie Herzig
Halifax
The Format
As Tall as Lions
Steel Train

Contributions to Charities:
• Vh1 Save the Music Tour – 2009: Performing free concerts at public elementary schools around the California to promote music and art in children’s development.
• Free Arts in the Parks – Present: Free shows at various parks in the West San Fernando Valley area cultural parks, southern California raising over $17,000.
• Rock and Give Summer Festival - 2008: a fundraiser to support the Tianna Teegarden Memorial Fund. Raising over $10,000 each year.
• The Big Benefit – 2006: Headlined a benefit concert for a local Los Angeles public high school to keep art into their curriculum raising $15,000.
• Relay for Life – 2006 – Present: Headlined a tour of benefit concerts during for the Cancer Foundation. All proceeds went to the foundation.
• Tsunami Relief Fund Benefit – 2005: Headlined a benefit concert for the Tsunami Recovery Project raising $3,000.

Vision:
In order to build a long lasting career in this industry, one has to take their music on the road for eight to nine months of the year. Since the digital era arrived, few people today are buying albums or looking at print advertisements. Money spent today must be spent SMART. The industry can not afford sub par results from its investment. Touring and merchandise sales are one of the last breaths to make a profit in this industry. If we can take my show on the road for 8-10 months and market “Andy Frasco” as a live show artist/performer, we can guarantee you that people will see and feel my passion for music and performance, they will become committed fans. My home grown marketing and live show fan base confirms this belief.

Life is about taking risks and believing in what you love. If one can believe in this project as much as my belief in the love of this industry, I feel that we can work together to change the way people listen to and feel about popular music in the curriculum. This road show, with your help, will be the essential way to spread this philosophy.