Andy Z & the Appalachia Rock Therapy
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Sep
28
Andy Z & the Appalachia Rock Therapy @ On the Rocks

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Sep
24
Andy Z & the Appalachia Rock Therapy @ Peachtree Tavern

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Aug
16
Andy Z & the Appalachia Rock Therapy @ Mercy Lounge

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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"Andy Z: when not earning his keep as an in-demand violinist, Andy Z writes understated original songs inspired by Zuma-era Neil Young. He writes great songs that stand on their own merit with no need to align themselves to a "hip" neo-movement. C.D." - Nashville Scene


"...APPALACHIA ROCK THERAPY GROUP. ARTG is led by violinist/fiddler Andy Z., who has performed with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and was on the ground floor of MusikMafia. His new progressive Americana rock band promises to be high energy and eclectic." - All The Rage


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How do you describe the sound of Appalachia Rock Therapy? According to Atlanta native Andy Z, ART is a natural blend of country and rock, with a dash of bluegrass to spice things up. Call it what you will one thing is for sure, Appalachia Rock Therapy is a truly unique experience.

The son of a piano teacher, Andy Z began taking lessons when he was four years old and picked up the fiddle only two years later. “My mother always steered me towards music,” Andy says with no complaints. Later on his musical upbringing found him playing “rock violin” in several bands. While in Nashville, many doors opened for Andy, including traveling the Southeastern leg of the Jimmy Page and Robert Plant No Quarter tour.

It was in his Cleveland, Ohio days that Andy first began to dabble in the Americana. He considers The Barking Spider, a local Cleveland pub, to be a huge influence on the Andy Z experience. “There was such a warm atmosphere and live music every day,” Andy recalls. “There were so many musicians I’d sit in with. I’d play with singer/songwriters, rappers, reggae artists, gospel choirs, metal, punk… everything!”

For the next three years, Andy Z was in and out of Music City. On one of those trips luck put him in the right place at the right time. One night he met a man who was playing with some friends in a bar. Andy walked up and asked, “You guys need a fiddle player?” The simple reply was, “Hell, yeah!” After that night Andy became a Muzik Mafia regular. In September of 2004 he was drawn back for good. By November, things began taking shape. Andy had cataloged several original songs and was ready to form his own band – a band that required the talent of musicians who were willing to venture into various styles of music.

ART was official on December 2, when they played their first gig at Nashville’s legendary Douglas Corner.

Currently, the “energetic and eclectic bunch”, according to Nashville’s All The Rage, is burning up stages across metro-Nashville in venues such as The Mercy Lounge, The 5