The Andy Poxon BandThe Andy Poxon Band features Andy Poxon on guitar and vocals, Mike O’Donnell on drums, Russ Wasson on bass, and often guests such as Ian Walters on piano and Scott Ramminger on saxophone. Since forming in 2009, they have played at various venues and festivals up and down the east coast. The band plays a variety of Andy’s originals and covers, mixing elements of blues, soul, and country into a unique sound you don't want to miss. (View or download their press kit.)
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 Washington DC area music award nominations for Best New Artist, Best Debut Recording, and Best Blues/Traditional R&B Recording. In 2011, he played in a tribute to Pinetop Perkins with The Nighthawks at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis and the State Theatre in Falls Church, VA. Andy has opened shows for Tommy Castro, Duke Robillard, Joe Louis Walker, Coco Montoya, JD McPherson, and many more.
Andy's latest release, Tomorrow was released in March 2013 and showcases the major evolution in Andy's creative development. The 14-song CD was produced by Duke Robillard who hired his top-notch rhythm section and the Roomful of Blues horn section. The band builds a solid foundation for the young guitarist, as he sings and plays his way through an amazing set of blues, rock 'n' roll, classic soul, jazz, southern rock and more. Andy wrote every song except the last one, Jammin' At Lakewest, a swinging instrumental co-written by Robillard. This past summer, Andy played to sold out audiences all along the East Coast and up into Canada. Don't miss this exciting young man when he brings his show to your town. He's just getting started!
Drummer and educator Mike O'Donnell has performed with:
Russ has been playing bass for many years - his first professional job was at age 14 in 1966. He has performed or recorded with artists such as: