From: CA, United States
Genre: Folk, Roots, Easy Listening
Singer – Songwriter – Musician
Based out of California USA, Andrew learned to sing and play guitar at a very young age. His early musical inspirations were artists such as John Denver, Cat Stevens and Bob Dylan. His more enduring influences have been Dan Fogelberg, Kate Wolf, Bruce Cockburn and more recently, Richard Shindell. He remembers vividly his first stage performance at his high school talent show – where he received a standing ovation. This was the start of his life journey as a musician.
Andrew's favorite story to tell is of his first guitar, a lower-end guitar made by Ovation in the late 70's with an aluminum neck and fiberglass back. This was a good guitar with a nice sound, easy to play, and indestructible. Or so he thought, until he picked up its case from the baggage carousel in Guatemala City while on travel and the bag sagged at both ends. He should have known better, of course, than to send it through baggage check in a flimsy gig bag. But there it was, a guitar broken beyond repair that he couldn't bear to just throw away, but that was of no use to anyone. Or so he thought.
That guitar ended up being dispersed across the Guatemalan countryside like an offering of thanks for the incredible experience that he carried home from that country. The tuning gears, the bridge and the strings were re-purposed by local musicians. Its sunburst top was taken by a craftsman to be used in embellishing some woodwork. And the fiberglass and aluminum neck were accepted by a store owner in a remote town – no doubt converted into some unimaginable yet useful purpose.
Today, Andrew has a new guitar, used to create beautiful works of music inspired by his life's experiences. Andrew is a true craftsman in his own right. His song writing abilities are exquisite. His style is a combination of Folk and Americana. Andrew's lyrics are compelling and his melodies weave the listener in and out of passages that gleam with passion and pride. Interestingly enough, Andrew's hobby is gazing into the distant galaxies through his telescope. Perhaps he will discover his own rising star one day. At this rate, I wouldn't be surprised. His music is being received very well.
Andrew dreams of having a devoted following and of performing for 'small yet appreciative' audiences around Northern California, and beyond. After many years of focusing on his day to day career, marriage and his first child, Andrew has picked up his guitar once again and is ready to share his music through his new release entitled "Out into the Dance". This is a masterful work, sure to please any listener who appreciates pure and honest music.
Andrew Corbett would like to leave a legacy as an honest and uncompromising musician and songwriter. He aspires to co-write with one of his idols, Emily Saliers (of the Indigo Girls), and perhaps sharing a stage one day with Bruce Cockburn. In the meantime, one thing is for sure: he takes sheer pleasure in communicating his tales and timeless truths through his performances.
Today, you can catch him performing at coffee houses along the California coast line, and in his home town of Davis.
His new wonderful new single “Bright Blue Ball” has recently been released internationally and is receiving airplay in the US, Canada, and Australia. Stay tuned for more on this incredible artist.