MacINtyre

MacINtyre

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandRockBlues

"Macintyre plays with a fiery intensity that cuts through the soul. His control of the guitar is a joy to watch. Watch out for this slinger!"
- Van Wilks, Legendary Texas Music Hall of Famer

"Macintyre's definitely a triple talent, a stellar guitarist, and a fine songwriter and singer. When you listen to his music, you'll find depth in the songs, far more than vehicles for fancy guitar gymnastics, and he can do that too!"
- Jerry Tubb, Mastering Engineer

Biography

[I like my music to speak for itself. Bio's are strange things, but, here you go...]

Growing up in Chicago, Andy MacINtyre discovered classic rock and blues in his parents record collection, and at the age of 13, taught himself how to play the guitar. 

"From the time I was about 13 until 18, I probably played 6 hours every day.  There were two albums I learned front to back. The first was Nirvana's Nevermind, and then, the Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers. That was my first introduction into rock. Then I went backwards and started learning blues."

After moving to Austin, MacINtyre joined several bands before landing in the regional famed indie band Dorkstar. As lead guitarist, his exuberant stage presence and mastery of the guitar helped the band garnish a large fan following. Dorkstar toured Texas and recorded two albums of original material, Commercial Rock and Tryptophan. MacINtyre left the band in 2006 and moved center stage as the front man of his own power trio.

In 2007 MacINtyre recorded his first solo album Set Me Free, an album of classic hard rock and blues revival. Working with engineer and producer Ben Blank, a man with nine gold records under his belt, the album led MacINtyre to build a name for himself among the Texas blues communities as a “slash and burn guitarist.” 

"Being around a lot of really great blues players like Gary Clark, Jr., Alan Haynes and Jimmie Vaughn made me such a better rock player. When studying the blues, you go 'Wow, rock n' roll really did come from that.'"

In 2010, he teamed again with Blank for Revolution. This sophomore effort being a slight departure one critic described as “fluid, versatile and gutsy”.  MacINtyre steps out of the pure blues rock formula to add edge and a modern bite. 

"When it comes to the blues, I'm not a purist. I don't think being a purist is a bad thing. It just depends on the player and what the player wants to hear coming out of their musical voice.”

Furthering developing his unique sound, MacINtyre’s 2012 release Ruby, has a heavy-hand on constructed songs, melody, and vocal performances. Songs like “Ruby” and “Jailene” inject MacINtyre’s early influences with modern rock and pop as heard in his signature falsetto.

“My music pulls some unexpected influences. It's recently become more vocal and songwriting focused and a little less about the guitar - more about the sound of the whole band."

Released this year, the raw experience of MacINtyre’s live performance is captured in Live at The Moontower. Recorded at Austin hotspot, the Moontower Saloon, MacINtyre mixes originals, and new material on his very first live album.

"I think having a live album is extremely beneficial for marketing yourself to fans who love live music as well as booking agents and promoters. It's like having another tool in your bag that shows you can be more than a studio band, that you can entertain and captivate a live audience." 

As an ever-evolving artist, MacINtyre continues to create music that defies a genre and preconception with an underlying flavor that is uniquely his own.

MacINtyre is an official member of The Recording Academy and his music is available for licensing through his publishing co. Ydna Bank Music Productions (BMI).  

Lyrics

Waitin' and Achin'

Written By: Andy Macintyre

V.1

Hey!
Baby!
What do ya know?
I feel I gots the blues again.
Hold me
Rope me
Pull me in
can't give you more than that.
So I'm waitin'
I'm waitin' for you once again.
I'm waitin', waitin' for you once again.

Chorus

Here I'm waiting for you in bed.
Pull these thoughts from my head.
Ya got me achin' don't keep me
waitin'. Just can't get you used to
this bed.
You got me achin' don't keep me waited up for you.
You got me achin' don't keep me breakin' for you.
I won't take this abuse.

V.2

Well
Hey!
Dirty Angel!
What did you do?
Struck me dumb love with a noose.
Save me
Rape me
Pull me in, got me watchin' livin' in bed.
So I'm waitin', I'm waitin' for you once again.
I'm waitin', I'm waitin' for you once again.

Chorus 2

So here I'm waitin' for you in my head.
Pull these thoughts from my hair.
Got Me achin'. Don't keep me breakin'.
No lame excuses in my head.
Got me achin' don't keep waitin' for you.
Got me achin' don't keep me waitin' for you.
I won't stand this abuse.

solo

Chorus

Set Me Free

Written By: Andy Macintyre

V.1

Where you are in your mind baby.
If that's where you gotta be?
Where you are in this time,
Is that where you have to be?
Can't come cryin' to me
Expecting me to set you free.

Chorus X2

'Cause you don't
You don't
You don't
Set Me Free

V.2

When you roam the streets at night
and your on your own.
Your hands are cracked and numb
I hope to make it known.
Can't come cryin' to me expecting me to set you free.

Chorus

Bridge

Set Me Free
If ya let me be

Chorus

Solo

V.3

Did you know the golden rule?
Just can't act the fool.
If you throw some lie at me,
I'll stick the knife in you.
Can't come cryin' to me
sayin, "hey man you owe this to me!"

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Leave Me Alone

Written By: Andy Macintyre


V1

I don’t need a call from a girl so small. Don’t need a photograph to remind me of what’s in the past.

Chorus

Just leave me alone. Just tryin’ to make it on my own. I don’t need a call from you, or to hear some shit from you. Just leave me alone.

V2

Heard it from your friends. They say you got a Benz. But you were trippin’ on in my head. This love here is always dead.

Chorus

Solo

V3

Well…. I’ve been out here rollin’ and you’ve been round here strollin’. Through your sick minded fantasies, you can’t believe I took you to sea.

Chorus

Revolution

Written By: Andy Macintyre

V.1

They said you was evil,
that be the word on the street today.
The said you was evil,
that be the word on the street today.
Your demon ways surround me,
let your puppets play your games.

V.2

You said you were dying, now maybe your whole world comes tumbling down.
You said you were dying, now maybe
Your whole world comes tumbling down.
Now come one early morning, I ain't gonna spread your ashes around.

Chorus

Silver Dream
Silver Dream
Revolution

V.3

Go on and tell everyone of the business that you had with me.
You go and tell everyone now, of the business that you had with me.
Look up in the sky, my lady and see the defining moments of my dream.

Chorus

Bridge

V.4

Now you ain't got nothing. Ain't got no silver lining to nobody's cloud.
Yes, you ain't got nothing. You ain't no silver lining to nobody's cloud.
No glass to raise, nobody home, not a soul around.

Chorus X8

Scotty's Song

Written By: Andy Macintyre

V.1

Hello my friend.
So good to see you again.
Love to get so high,
come down and wring you dry.

Chorus

Your little boy never died.
'Cuz little boys never cry.
But you know that's a lie.

V.2

A needle is in your vein.
Cook another shot,
To suppress your pain.
Carried you down the stairs.
Mother screamed, "fix his hair!"

Chorus

Solo

V.3

Stay low, my friend.
Rest your soul, sleep again.
Running scared.
Cuz she could not wake you.
A mother's love,
And she could not save you.
Love to get so high,
come down it wrings you dry.

Chorus

Solo

Sing Like a Bird

Written By: Andy Macintyre

V.1

You wanna live like a Hollywood martyr. You wanna lie in your fields of gold. What else can I do but to lift you up? But you keep on pushing all your hate in my heart.

V.2

You say love has been getting you down. In "some girl" whose love is sound. What else can she do but to lift you up? And you keep on pushing all your hate in my heart.

Chorus

Oh yeah!
But you bitch just like a dog.
Oh yeah!
Sing like a bird, baby.
Well, you sing just like a bird.
Well, you sing like a bird.

Solo

V.3

Whenever you decide to come back down. She's gonna nail both your feet to the ground. Stand you up and try to make you feel. Understand son, this is just a raw deal. So damn thin, you've been living like a rat. Get high everyday, I'd say that's a fact. What else can I do but to lift you up, but you keep on pushing all your hate in my heart. My heart baby.

Chorus

Oh yeah!
But you bitch just like a dog
Oh yeah!
Sing like a Bird
Well, you Sing just like a Bird
Yes, you Sing like a Bird
Well, you Sing like a Bird

Solo 2

Tag

But you keep on pushing all your hate in my heart.

Call my Name

Written By: Andy Macintyre

V.1

I wrote a mountain just for you.
I combed the ocean blue.
I painted skies in a burning red.
I left them all for dead.

V.2

I am a mountain so mighty high.
I scrape the open sky.
Y'all betrayed and blinded by your lust.
Search fore friends to trust now.

Chorus

Call my Name
There ain't no shame
Call my Name

Solo

V.3

Ain't no lion,
but you know I can roar,
"just gimme all your precious scores."
When you go up,
your gonna get real high.
Now your wondering when and where its gonna be your time.

Chorus

Bridge

In the Mirror there bends a man.
I don't think you really understand.
He's been inside you for all time.
You know that's one I can exorcise.

Solo 2

Chorus

Ruby

Written By: Andy Macintyre

She gets drunk on a Friday night, yeah. And I get stoned on a Tuesday night.. We talk love, we hide the lies. Then we pass like two ships in the light..
CHORUS
I'm your little Ruby...
V.2
Turning sweet all the things that you say. So make it stone when you call my name. Beg or be: the sacrificed. I wish I could be all the things you see in me..
CHORUS
I'm your little ruby I'm your little ruby I'm your little ruby
CALL & RESPONSE I
You're my favorite, you're my favorite You're my favorite, you're my favorite You're my favorite, you're my favorite ...'Cuz I've known girls that say, "yeah...yeah.."
V.3
Beggars come and they'll turn you inside out now. "HEY! GREAT SHOW!!" Now you burn me alive... I took a picture of a flower in the ground Because I ain't got no more that I can float around..
CHORUS
I'm your little ruby I'm a little ruby Yes, I'm a little ruby, ruby, ruby...
CALL & RESPONSE II
I'm you're favorite. I'm you're favorite. I'm you're favorite. No, I'm you're favorite. Meow, meow favorite. You're my favorite. I'll be you're favorite. You're my favorite. Be my favorite. You're my favorite. I'm you're favorite. Be my favorite. I'll be yours, if you're my favorite... Whoo-hoo....
FANFARE
..Oh now, what's around? Everybody wants to hold their ground... ..Oh now, what's around? Everybody wants to hold their ground... ..Oh now, what's around? Everybody wants to hold their ground... ..Oh now, what's around? Everybody wants to hold their ground...
CHORUS
BE YOUR LITTLE RUBY!
BE YOUR LITTLE RUBY! BE YOUR LITTLE RUBY, RUBY, RUBY!!
SOLO
OUTRO

Deranged

Written By: Andy Macintyre

By the way you hung up the phone in my ear, I'd say now its pretty clear, my dear. Looking out the window past my face, through it all, I realize you were lying all along. And by the way I don't take blame for someone else's problems. But I could tell that your mother sent you over here. What are you gonna do when you realize the perfect chance has just blown you by?
CHORUS
I could never trust you again... Don't ever wanna see you again... To never look at your face again....
You're so deranged.. You're so deranged... You're so deranged... You're so deranged...
V.2
Apple core; nothing more, could ever drive me further away from you when you're coming around here begging for forgiveness. And don't even think that 2 and 1 half months has been a long lonely time. I've fallen before (tasted the ground). Since we've been apart, it seems that you've been around. You can tell your best friend that she's a lot of talk about other people's shit, but she sure doesn't ever know herself. (sure doesn't even know herself.)
CHORUS SOLO
V.3
By the way you hung up the phone in my ear, I'd say now its pretty clear, my dear. Looking out the window past my face, through it all, I realize you've been lying to me all along. And by the way I don't take blame for someone else's problems. Tell that to your mother, tell that to your mother....
CHORUS OUTRO

Jailene

Written By: Andy Macintyre

Jailene. Take us deep into dark territory. But please, don't let me go. I'm losing control, oh...yeah?
Jailene. Jailene...
V.2
Jailene. Tell me all of the things I've said, when I wasn't me. Denialene at your worst, everytime. I'm flush to a web of my own design. Jailene. Jailene...
CHORUS
J-J-Jailing of me... J-J-Jailene, loves me...
V.3
Jailene. You must feel the things I've seen, are not really there. And those pictures on my wall, with the faces that glare... They want it all, the best of me, for them.. Jailene. Jailene..
CHORUS
J-J-Jailing of me... J-J-Jailene, loves me... Jailene.. Jailene..
V.4
But I hide away as I only can. And it makes me feel so lost that you can't understand.. I need you...maybe you don't see me? Jailene. Jailene..
CHORUS
J-J-Jailing of me... J-J-Jailene loves me.. Jail, Jailene of me!
Jailene...

Discography

Set Me Free: released on May 4th, 2007

Revolution: released in Jan. 2010 

Ruby: released digitally Oct. 5th 2012
physical release Nov. 15th 2012

Ruby 3-song Promo disc available upon request

Live at The Moontower: released May 24th 2015

Ruby on Vinyl: Coming this Christmas 2015!

http://www.macintyre.rocks/#!music/c11qs 

Retail: local retailers Waterloo Records  

Online: iTunes.com, AmazonMp3.com, CDBaby.com, and more... 

Airplay: KLBJ 93.7 "Local Licks Live" w/ Loris Lowe, KVRX Austin, KPFT Blues radio in Houston, West Texas Public Radio KTRS, Last.fm, and several internet blues radio sites including Electric Blues Radio360. 

Other Releases: As member of Dorkstar- Commercial Rock (2005), and Tryptophan (2009)

Set List

MacINtyre plays mostly original material from all four MacINtyre releases.  He also includes covers of blues legends like Elmore James, Freddy King, Jimi Hendrix, and from artist that have greatly influenced his music, like The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Prince and others too many to list!