The Andy Poxon Band

Since forming in 2009, the Andy Poxon Band has 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.)
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Andy Poxon comes from a long line of accomplished musicians. His mother and father met while studying classical music at the University of Maryland. On his mother's side, Andy's grandfather played the French horn for over 30 years, while his grandmother continues teaching classical violin to this day. So how did Andy get into the blues? Two words. BB King. Andy approaches the blues with the same discipline and passion one would need to be successful in the classical realm. His relentless drive led him to write, sing, produce and record his first album, Red Roots, at the tender age of 16 years old, just a few years removed from when he started learning guitar. His debut 2011 release is a mixture of Americana incorporating heavy doses of the blues, rockabilly, soul and jazz. He has been performing in and around the greater Washington, DC area since 2008. You can find him on stage with his own band, Andy Poxon Band, or sometimes with Scott Ramminger & the Crawstickers, Bruce Bears (of the Duke Robillard Band), and L'il Ronnie Owens.

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!