TGS PLAYER SPOTLIGHT - ANDY POXON


Andy Poxon Spotlight


"Hottest Thing In Town" from his CD Red Roots
TGS Spotlight Player from January 26, 2012

Andy has been performing around the MD-VA-DC-DE area since 2008. He performs regularly with the Andy Poxon Band, and has also performed with Tom Principato, Bobby Parker, Dave Chappell, Daryl Davis, Pete Ragusa (formerly of The Nighthawks), The Nighthawks, the Thrillbillies, David Kitchen, Mary Shaver, Greg Phillips, Hot Rods and Old Gas, The Idle Americans, Scott Ramminger and the Crawstickers, Robert Fiester, Billy Thompson, Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner, Waverly Milor, Lisa Lim, and Tony Fazio.


In 2011, Andy played in a tribute to Pinetop Perkins with The Nighthawks and Daryl Davis at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis and the State Theatre in Falls Church, VA. Andy also performed at the 2011 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival with Daryl Davis and with the Andy Poxon Band at the Colonial Beach Blues Festival and Artscape 2011 in Baltimore, MD. Andy opened for Joe Louis Walker and for Coco Montoya at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, and has opened for Richard Ray Farrell, Billy Thompson, and The Idle Americans at the Old Bowie Town Grille. Andy performed in the South River High School jazz ensemble, and in 2009 and 2011 was the guitarist for the Anne Arundel County All-County Jazz Band. In August 2009, he won first place in the Youth Arts Forum young artists cover contest for his interpretation of “Don?t Burn Down That Bridge.” In 2010, Andy received Wammie nominations for Best New Artist of the Year, Best Debut Recording, and Best Blues/Traditional R&B Recording. Andy is currently enrolled in Towson University, in the Jazz Guitar/ Commercial Music degree program.


Influences include B.B. King, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Charlie Christian, Hank Williams, Sean Costello, Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent, and The Beatles.


Visit Andy Poxon's website at www.andypoxon.com


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