Meet Andrew Hibbard, a young man that lives a very raw and sort of chaotic lifestyle in the rural countryside, and equally in the nightlife of Cincinnati, OH. Andrew began playing guitar at the age of 6, and his father had shown him a few chords. He had never taken any lessons, and would sit in his room night after night, listening to recordings of his favorite artists and would learn it all, by ear. Some of his heroes are Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Neil Young, Hank Williams, Chet Atkins and the list goes on and on. As a teenager he entered his high school talent show, performing the song "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry and received 1st place. 3 years later he would be opening up for the great Dr. Ralph Stanley of The Stanley Brothers in Newport, Kentucky. Andrew released his 1st studio album Foot In The Door at just 17 years old. His 1st album had 7 original songs on it, recorded at Moonlight Studios in Fairfield, OH. Andrew's talent has taken him all over the The United States. He toured for around a month with My Brother The Bear, and also solo for around a month after following the release of his 2nd studio Album Under The Knife. While playing such notable festivals as Buckle Up, Whispering Beard Folk Festival, and Longstone StreetFest, Andrew has made some very impressive stands. He who at just 21 years old today has opened for Gill Landry of Old Crow Medicine Show, has opened up for Dr. Ralph Stanley of The Stanley Brothers, has toured frequently, played very large music festivals and venues, released 2 studio albums of all original material, and really made a name for himself. He has stated he's written close to 300 songs, and most would say that is very rare or that it would be very original. But once you listen to his songs, you will understand. Whether it's paying tribute to the classics like Bob Dylan or Chet Atkins, or his own craft that can match his musical mentors, Andrew Hibbard is sure to be a delight to any americana/folk fan's ears and a presence destined for placement in the spotlight – with humble regards, of course. Andrew has currently finished touring on his second album, Under The Knife, and has built a solid team and continued support from fans to help spread his gospel. He has just finished recording his 3rd studio album and is preparing to have it released, with new merch, touring, and real songwriting in a city near you!
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