Artist Andy Brasher brings fresh energy to the American Music scene through his vivid storytelling, soulfully captivating vocals and mastery of his instrument. Presently in production with producer Harry Lee Smith (Restless Heart, Angeleena Presley, Martina McBride, Clay Walker) and multi- Grammy award winning producer/ engineer Ross Hogarth (Keb’ Mo’, Rita Coolidge, Shawn Colvin, REM, Jon Mellencamp, Ziggy Marley, Quincy Jones, and others) Andy’s music is laden with folk philosophy and clever turns of phrase.
Born and raised in Owensboro Kentucky, for Andy Brasher, music was a family affair. As a boy, Andy was inspired to play music and influenced greatly by watching and listening to his grandfather, his father & uncles. After learning to play the acoustic guitar, crafting songs became second nature for him. Brasher studied under the lyrically driven music of Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Bob Dylan and Guy Clark, while also taking lessons from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin and Queen. At the age of fourteen Andy started his first band and began performing publicly at parties, festivals and bars in his hometown and the surrounding counties of Kentucky. Through his soulful interpretation of covers and his original works, he built a large and loyal local following that gave him the courage to relocate to Nashville and explore the music scene. Singing, playing and writing in Nashville’s honkey-tonks, Andy refined his skills and gained wisdom through valuable life lessons.
In 2007 Andy returned to his hometown and released his first full length original album, “Crows and Buzzards”. The album was well received and the appeal for Andy to play his original music quickly outweighed the requests for cover material. “Crows and Buzzards” sold online across the US and overseas, and as his audience grew so did the demand for tour dates. Shortly after the release Andy hit the road and made his way along the east coast and throughout the south.
In 2009, Andy and fellow musician Dustin Bogue recorded an album of ten songs and formed the band Brasher/Bogue. Started as a duet, Brasher/Bogue grew into a five piece band that began their touring career on Kenny Chesney’s 2011 “Goin Coastal” tour. By 2012, Brasher/Bogue had produced three albums, played large festivals and venues all over the U.S., and supported many top name national acts.
In 2015, Andy once again focused on a solo career and created a new incarnation of the Andy Brasher Band. Andy has headlined shows all over the US and even internationally, and Brasher has been included on the marquee with acts including, Kid Rock, Kenny Chesney, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band -among others.
Recording at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tn., Hogarth and Smith have teamed to deliver a much anticipated solo debut by Brasher. Blackbird Studios is world renowned and trusted by artists such as Tim McGraw, Kid Rock, Kenny Chesney, Bob Seger, Neil Young, Keith Urban, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more to capture their amazing albums. Throw in an A list selection of musicians, including Kenny Aranof on drums, and Brasher’s strong songs and you have a masterpiece waiting for release in 2019.
Andy’s songs have been featured in film and media productions and can also be heard on terrestrial, satellite and internet radio stations all across the US. Brasher is a frequent guest on songwriter panels for major U.S. songwriter’s festivals.
2007- “Crows and Buzzards” – Andy Brasher
2009- “The Brasher/Bogue Project” – Brasher/Bogue
2010- “Last of Our Kind” – Andy Brasher
2012- “By God: Part One” -Brasher/Bogue
2012- “By God” Part Two” -Brasher/Bogue