John McAndrew's lyrics flow like poetry. Though mostly renowned as a pianist, he is much, much more. His artfully crafted piano melodies serve as a beautiful backdrop for his lyrics, and both come together to express the poignant, thought-provoking stories that he tells through them. From the inspirational “This Little Town” that McAndrew performed for NATO heads of state and their wives at the home of former Vice President Al Gore, to the lovely and memorable song “I Love All of You” from his new album, “I Am Home,” McAndrew has created a musical style that touches the heart and soul.
John McAndrew knew his path in life lay in the arts from a very early age. Though he showed an aptitude for visual arts, he knew he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become a musician. Without any formal instruction, McAndrew became a multi-instrumentalist, equally as well-versed in the flute, saxophone, and guitar as he was in the piano. Finally, he chose the piano to provide the musical backdrop for his lyrical stories, and has since become an accomplished and multi-talented pianist, singer, and songwriter. Though he describes his sound as Pop/Blues, in reality McAndrew's music attracts fans from a wide variety of genres, particularly fans of blues and adult contemporary music.
On the evening of June 9th, 2011, at 7:30 pm, John McAndrew will be performing live at the Lighthouse Event Center located at 621 Marshall Street in Albert Lea, Minnesota. This concert is the most recent of McAndrew's many appearances in Minnesota, and he is proud to be performing with musician Merle Krause, and several other guests throughout the evening. This concert is a combination of a live performance and a CD release event, to showcase McAndrew's new album “I Am Home.”
Anyone interested in purchasing tickets can obtain them for $15 in advance, or $20 at the door the evening of the concert. Tickets are available at Marshall Street Music, HyVee, and Stadheim Jewelers in Albert Lea, or the Coffee House on Main in Austin. Fans of McAndrew are urged to buy their tickets early, since this show is sure to be popular and sell out quickly. His new CD, “I Am Home,” will also be available that evening for an additional fee. More information can be found by calling the Lighthouse Event Center at (507) 373-3144 , or e-mailing the center at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get to know more about John McAndrew from here: http://albertleaevents.com/