Andrew Landers has spent 2 decades playing his narrative in the unsung Americana Folk genre, a colorful brainy singer songwriter who has shared the stage with a myriad of national artists such as… BB King, The Black Crowes, Jen Chapin, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Gaelic Storm, REO Speedwagon, John Prine, just to name a few. His music has been heard all over the United States, Europe, Africa and Latin America. With 11 records to his name, he is the epitome of a modern day traveling corduroy storytelling troubadour changing the world one song at a time.
Ed Rowell (Author & Speaker) "Andrew is not at all that hard to figure out. He's just a neo-hippy poet musing on theology and sociology from a post-modern perspective. He simply finds the sacred in the ordinary, the humor in the serious, and the tranquil in the noise that surrounds us all."
His band Mainstreet Struggleville comes with world-class musicians that at any point invite themselves into ridiculous jams that expose the life-giving plethora of influences from jazz, grass-root blues, to good old fashion southern rock intensity! They testify musically to the chronicle Andrew pens with truthful emotion and impeccable spontaneity.
Serina Braley Roy (owner of The Dublin House) “They are so amazing to watch live because it’s all happening in real time. Not some perfectly executed show that feels like a polished turd.”
Andrew lives in rainy Olympia WA with 6 amazing kids, 1 pretty wife and a 72 VW Bus. He digs the St. Louis Cardinals and believes the Yankees suck! He's fully convinced that Barney “the purple messiah” is the reason dinosaurs went instinct and has a codependent relationship with his 3 acoustic guitars named CASH, Dylan, and Guthrie.
Max Allen Collins (author of "Road To Perdition) "Andrew is the real deal - soulful, unpretentious storyteller who tells it from the heart. His music is as profound as it is entertaining."
Andrew says it like this: "Music is my compass, it’s how I see the world and long to see it better. The songs that I'm singing every night are the songs that I need — not to learn how to play, but to learn how to live better.”
Rick Palmer (Executive Director of the Adler Theatre) "From the moment the curtain rises, you will encounter a night of music that is both healing and provoking. Not many true storytellers left… he is masterful at it and human all at the same time. A songwriter's songwriter.”
A live show with Andrew Landers and or Mainstreet Struggleville is a medicinal musical collide of Shawn Mullins writing style, Tommy Emmanuel’s acoustic guitar prowess, the soulful bluesy influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the jam bandy feel of Phish and the good vibe of Bob Marley.
Rock, Folk/Americana, Reggae/Island