Jeff Andrew is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and fiddler with an eye for the unusual. His songs are like a cracked-mirror reflection of the world we know – a parallel reality told through werewolf love stories, underground travel tales, weird historical fiction, and post-apocalyptic visions of a world we may yet inhabit.
Onstage, and on his new album Blood Moon (to be released June 2023), he explores this dream-like landscape through an electrified patchwork of folk, rock and post-punk, with echoes of old-time Americana and 80s horror movie soundtracks. Recorded in Cumberland, BC with acclaimed engineer Corwin Fox, Blood Moon mixes keyboard synths, orchestral instruments and tight vocal arrangements with Jeff’s story-driven songwriting. The result is a new, harder-edged sound, inspired by genre-crossing artists like Neko Case, Tom Waits and Nick Cave.
Since 2009, Jeff has released 3 albums of original songs, to airplay and critical acclaim across North America and western Europe. He has been a featured performer at over a dozen festivals and has toured Canada multiple times, playing hundreds of shows between Vancouver Island, Newfoundland and the Yukon. His live shows range from un-amplified acoustic performances to loud, effects-driven electric guitar and foot-stomping fiddle tunes, all spun together with his folksinger’s baritone voice.
For booking, contact: info(at)jeffandrew.ca
“A backroads troubadour with a few things to say by way of nerve, viscera and hard experience.” – FAME Reviews
“One expects Andrew to inhabit some dark underground of folk music, singing serious songs about vagabonds, police abuse of power, abandoned buildings, Wobblies, and street punks wrongly accused of murder.” – Georgia Straight
“Think the Pogues at their most engaging, singing early Tom Waits.” – Leicester Bangs
“A wordsmith and poet…Andrew has harnessed his muse on hobos, heartsick pilgrims and the demons left on the highway.” – Americana UK
“With a voice like rusted steel creaking in the wind…(Andrew)’s songs echo the drama and dust of the old folksingers.” – Comox Valley Record
“Jeff Andrew Amps It Up: Of Monsters, Murders, and the Impending Apocalypse” (Georgia Straight)
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