John McAndrew is a storyteller and it can truly be said that it is his passion for telling a tale that is attracting the attention of adult contemporary listeners and blues/pop fans. Described as a Paul Simon with a smidgen of Harry Chapin and a drop of Jimmy Webb his music is uplifting, inspiring and is captivating audiences across the United States. John has recently completed his new album Forgiven with producer Ken Polk of Warner Brother Films and is being released on WBA Records. “Pray”, the first single off of the album, showcases McAndrew’s gift of storytelling to aid in his reflection on past mistakes as well as using the art of prayer to seek as a way of seeking retribution. You can buy Forgiven on iTunes.
We are all on our own spiritual journey. “Forgiven” is the musical expression of John’s experiences along his path. These songs are intended to go to your heart where your own memories live, and awaken that hope which we all seek and need. The journey is never over, and we are always learning!
McAndrew describes himself as a “pop/blues” artist, but when he’s at home in Nashville–not writing or composing–he listens to jazz. “I love Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris and Randy Newman.” His music has been featured in films such as “Jesus, Mary and Joey” starring Jennifer Espisito, Olympia Dukakis, Charles Durning and Stacy Keach ,“Jake’s Corner” starring Richard Tyson and Dianne Ladd., and “Little Red Wagon” a film by David Ansbaugh. John continues to tour and perform for concert audiences and national events, but he also guest hosts on the online talk radio show “One Hour At A Time” on the Voice America network. You can listen to his episodes here.
“Thanks for a wonderful evening John!”
-Eric Clapton-Crossroads Centre Antigua
“Mr. McAndrew, a talented musician and special keynote speaker took us on a spiritual and musical journey when he performed at Crossroads Centre’s Alumni and Anniversary Reunion in November 2012. His performance was captivating and inspiring. He has an enviable talent for connecting soulfully and meaningfully with his audience.”
-Tania Lewis – Crossroads Centre Antigua
“If You Can’t Forgive is a beautifully written song sung in a wonderfully jagged and soulful voice by a man who can make you believe in the redemptive power of music.”
“Not since working with Bob Seger have I heard such a great voice. John is a real artist!”
-Roger Hawkins- producer, drummer, member of the Swampers and co-founder of Famed Muscle Shoals Studios.
“John McAndrew reminds me of the early days of Billy Joel, when people sat at the piano bar, putting bread into his jar, saying, “man, what are you doin’ here?!”- He is simply great at the piano, and has a voice that can light you up.”
-Billy Powell, Keyboard Player, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee.