In early 2015, life-long songwriter and performer, Andy Meadows put together a big band to perform his unique blend of crooner music, big band swing, western swing, jazz and country. After releasing an EP to rave reviews in 2015, Andy followed up with a full length CD entitled, Modern Day Crooner, in March of 2016. The album features Meadows' version of six classic songs as well as four of his originals. The Star Telegram's Preston Jones had this to say about Andy's music, "Meadows also relies on a bit of seeming cognitive dissonance — when’s the last time you heard a pedal steel solo during The Way You Look Tonight? — but the fusion works, not least because, viewed from a certain angle, it’s as if Fort Worth, the home of cowboys and culture, has been cannily reduced to musical form." In a feature in Fort Worth Texas Magazine, Gail Bennison proclaimed, "The Crooner is Back!" On November 8th, 2016 Andy released Sounds Like Christmas an EP featuring 4 holiday classics and an original he co-wrote with producer Jason Manning called "When You're in Love on Christmas." The original was played in 43 radio markets across the country and a handful in the UK. Click here to read a review of Sounds Like Christmas. In 2018 Andy released Bourbon Sessions Vol 1 with two new originals and the band's take on three more classics.
Born in Flint Michigan and raised in the Texas Hill Country, Andy Meadows has been around music and the stage his entire life. His family owned and operated a country station in Texas, his father led the music in church and often invited a young Andy up to sing solos, his mother taught high school drama, and Andy began writing songs at age 16 and formed his first band a few years later. After getting a full scholarship to Texas Tech to study opera and later transferring to South Plains College to focus on commercial music, Andy went to work in radio.
Accompanied by a vibrant 10 piece band, Andy's live show delivers vocals powerful enough to compete with the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra. Plus, Andy's all star band includes a group of phenomenal musicians who have played with everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Aretha Franklin and Natalie Cole to Faron Young. Their unique blend of country, jazz, big band, swing, western swing, and blues work perfectly in concert halls, theaters and dance halls. With his 3 piece suits and his impromptu interactions with the crowd, Andy Meadows is a throwback to a time when musicians truly were entertainers.