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Swinging a Spirited Jingle

Our corner of the northern Virginia hills are home to a lot of creative small to mid-sized "agribusinesses". Between wineries and specialty farms, plus restaurants that source much of their food locally, there is a sort of "new" rural economy…

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Continuing the Next Decade with Elixir Strings

We are thrilled and grateful that Elixir Strings has renewed our Endorsing Artist agreement through the end of 2016. Since starting as an Elixir Endorsing Artist in 2001, Andrew has been thrilled about the sound and longevity on both his…

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Miss the Dang Varmints! Reunion Shows?

When they gradually went their separate ways around the end of 2003, Andrew, John Rickard and Jeff Arey - aka Dang Varmints! - never formally broke up. Jeff was a busy IT professional with two teenagers, and John was busy…

Chance Wins a Grammy!

Congratulations to our pal Chance McCoy and the Old Crow Medicine Show for winning the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album with Remedy. Chance has been playing guitar and fiddle with Old Crow since 2012 and been part…

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Sidney Murray Debut CD is Out

As a teacher, it is always a thrill to see your students take flight and achieve cool things in their lives. For the past two years Andrew has been working with Sidney Murray on guitar and songwriting. They recorded 4…

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The Band Featured in Elan Magazine

Andrew and his Beyond Borders bandmates recently sat down for an in-depth interview with writer Natalia Megas for the April 2014 edition of élan magazine, a high-gloss publication dedicated to the Virginia arts scene. "In the Zone" draws on…

Talking Songs at Career Day

Andrew was honored to be invited to spend an afternoon talking about his eclectic career in music with students at Lincoln Elementary School in Lincoln VA. Thanks to the school's guidance counselor, students came dressed up for the occupation they…

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WAMA Award Nominations for OVN

We were pleased and honored to find that One Virginia Night earned Andrew and his Beyond Borders bandmates two award nominations in the latest Washington Area Music Awards. The band was nominated for Best Contemporary Folk Duo/Group, and…