Andy Hackbarth

Andy Hackbarth

 Denver, Colorado, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Jason Mraz meets Rodrigo y Gabriella. With his Denver-based band, multi-award-winning singer/songwriter Andy Hackbarth brings together an upbeat mix of original songs, virtuosic Spanish/flamenco guitar selections, humorous stage banter, and classic cover tunes like you've never heard them before!

Biography

A truly rare performer, Andy Hackbarth is critically acclaimed in both the mainstream and classical music worlds. A multi-award-winning folk/pop singer/songwriter and Spanish-guitarist, he's been touring the country almost non-stop for the past three years, performing over 250 shows since 2009 at some of the nation's top venues.

While touring to promote his 3rd and latest release, "The Last Love Song", Andy shared the stage with Melissa Etheridge, Los Lobos, Matt Nathanson, John Oates, Keb Mo, Sam Bush, Lonestar, David Archuleta and many others.

Hackbarth’s song, “We Ain’t Done Yet”, was featured by Major League Baseball during the World Series and aired on over 40 major radio stations in the West. He is the co-founder of the Nashville-based non-profit, Songs for the Cure (www.SongsForTheCure.org).

Andy will be heading into the studio this November to begin recording a new album, due out in June 2012.

Recent Awards/Recognition

Andy has recently shared the stage with: Melissa Etheridge, John Oates, Lonestar, David Archuleta, Los Lobos, Matt Nathanson, Matt Kearney, Sam Bush, Keb Mo, and MANY others.

Winner of:
-National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Competition
-Music Teachers National Association Competition
(CO and West Region)
Finalist in three major international competitions, from a pool of tens of thousands of applicants:
- International Songwriting Competition
(out of over 15,000 applicants)
- Billboard Songwriting Competition
- International Acoustic Music Awards
Finalist - Neale Silva Competition
Named a “Top 10 New Artist” by Soundsugar
“Denver Songwriter of the Year” –Nomination by Denver Westword Magazine

Recent Venues of Note

Boston
All Asia (CNC Indie Music Marathon)
California
Exposition Park (Los Angeles Coliseum)
Limon
Hotel Café
Nokia Plaza (outside the Staples Center)
Gypsy Den
Venice Beach (Los Angeles Triathlon)
The Mirage
Colorado
University of Colorado
Hard Rock Café – Denver
Fox Theater
Oriental Theater
Jones Theater
Wheeler Opera House
Sheridan Opera House
Carbondale Mountain Fair
City of Lone Tree Summer Concert Series
Francisco Center for the Performing Arts
Winter Park Summer Concert Series
Foothills Park Summer Concert Series
Commerce City Summer Concert Series
Skyline Park Summer Concert Series
Colorado Balloon Classic
Mercury Café
The Meadowlark
Cougar Canyon’s “Nashville Nights” Series
Cuchara Summer Nights Concert Series
Wildwood Sounds
Montanya Rum Distillery
Archuleta County Fair
Little Bear
Rock ‘n Roll Marathon
Aspen Songwriters Festival
Invesco Field @ Mile High (Denver Triathlon)
Mile High Station
Spanish Peaks Lodge – Summer Series
Black Forest House Concert Series
East Morgan Summer Concert Series
Lathrop State Park Amphitheater
City of Telluride, “Concerts on the Terrace”
Parkside Gallery
Sundays at the Sophie Café Series
22 Public Libraries
Georgia/Alabama
Forrest Hills Mountain Resort
Point Mallard Park Pavilion
Nashville/Tennessee
Exit/In
Vanderbilt University
The Bluebird Cafe
Douglas Corner
French Quarter
Limelight
12th and Porter
The Commodore
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
The Listening Room
Blue Plate Special
Preservation Public
Americana Soup Music Festival
Wilson County Fairgrounds
Holiday Rambler State Rally/Convention
Grinders Switch Hour
Johnson City Acoustic Coffeehouse
7 Public Libraries
New Mexico
Red Rocks State Park
New York
The Bitter End
Caffe Vivaldi
North Carolina
Carrboro Arts Center
Boone’s “Concerts on the Lawn” Series
NC Barn Burner Concert Series
Furman House Concert Series
Utah
Sandy Amphitheater
Tuacahn Amphitheater
Box Elder County Fair
Bear Lake County Fair
Bear Lake Performing Arts Center
Grainstock
Washington/Oregon
Nectar
The BLVD
Olsen Estates Winery
Wyoming
University of Wyoming
Central Wyoming College
Goshen County Fairgrounds
Wednesday Night Live Concerts @ the NIC Museum
NICFEST
The Alibi
City of Cody Summer Concert Series
Platte Valley Arts Council Summer Concert Series
South Lincoln Events Center
Mt. View Performing Arts Center
The Rendezvous

Recent Quotes/Reviews

"From the moment Andy stepped on stage he charmed and captivated our audience with engaging opening stories to his songs, beautiful lyrics and guitar work. We received such a positive response to Andy that we will be booking him as a feature performer again in 2011." (Tanya Czerniakowski, Events Coordinator - City of Lone Tree)

"We have been fortunate to have the very talented Andy Hackbarth perform twice at the NIC . He has a wonderful light-hearted and happy sound -- somehow reminiscent of a romantic comedy! -- that appeals to audiences of all ages. A true crowd-pleaser, I have gotten many requests to have him return and we have every intention of doing just that." (Lori A. Klatt, Adminstrative Coordinator- Nicolaysen Art Museum, City of Casper)

“...a classical guitar virt

Discography

"The Last Love Song" (2010)
"The Nashville Sessions" (2008)
"Staring at the Ceiling" (2004)

Set List

40+ Originals (Uptempo Folk/Pop)

COVERS

Rock/Pop

• 8 Days A Week - The Beatles
• 867-5309 - Tommy Tutone
• Ain’t Too Proud to Beg - Temptations
• Angel Eyes - Jeff Healey
• Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
• Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
• Brick House - Commodores
• Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
• Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
• Can’t Get Enough - Bad Company
• Crazy Love - Van Morrison
• Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
• Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
• Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
• Drift Away - Dobie Grey
• Easy Like Sunday Morning - Commodores
• Everything To Me - Brad Paisley
• Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr.
• Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix
• Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
• Funky Music White Boy - Wild Cherry
• Good Times, Bad Times - Led Zeppelin
• Hands To Yourself - Georgia Satellites
• Hard To Handle - Black Crowes
• Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
• Hot For Teacher - Van Halen
• How Sweet It Is