I have been invited to play an opening set for legendary pianist Keiko Matsui at the Mystic Theatre on Friday, August 23, 2013 in Petaluma, CA! I was invited at the very last minute, which is why you are only now hearing about the show, but there are still a few tickets available at the link below. I am so excited to finally get the chance to play at this amazing theater and I can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces!
Much love and music,
I will be returning to the Guild Theater in Sacramento, CA this weekend share some new songs and stories, while opening up for pop duo Jason and DeMarco! It has been way too long since I visited Sacramento and I am so excited to be back.
Here are some show details and links to purchase tickets:
NOW, there is a little secret that you should know if you are planning on attending the show: If you get tickets in advance you save $5/ticket PLUS if you enter “ANDYKONG” (all caps) in the spot labeled “Enter Password or Discount Code” you save an additional $10/ticket. So in total, you save $15 and it also lets the organizers know that you are coming to see me!
It is amazing how the new year makes everything feel new and fresh again. Rejuvenated.
So, go make the most of the new year’s burst. Get inspired. Do something unpredictable.
Here’s to the new year and everything else it brings — 2013 here we go.
I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas!! Thank you for making this such an amazing year for me musically — You have been so unbelievably supportive of my many musical projects this past year. There are so many things right around the corner (including a new album!) that I can’t wait to show you and for you to be a part of.
Now, go spend some time with friends and family — after all, that’s what this time of year is all about!
With much love and gratitude,
So, after a brief hiatus I am back with a new single! This last month, my girlfriend and I moved in to a new home and unfortunately during the moving process my studio was left homeless for a few weeks. But, finally last week I got it back up and running and finished up this month’s track — “My September”! This is a song I co-wrote with a great friend of mine, Starr Saunders, and I’m sure many of you will recognize this one, since I have been playing it in my live set for awhile now. I hadn’t recorded it until now and I am so happy with how it came out. I imagine and I hope that it can serve as the soundtrack to your lazy Autumn Sunday (don’t we all wish we had more of those!).
And, I was so lucky to have gotten the amazing Singer/Songwriter Jenn Grinels to come all the way out from New York to add her amazing voice to the track. Here is her website if you’d like to check out more of her stuff: http://jenngrinels.com/
|What does your September look like?
If you like taking photos (yes I’m a huge Instagram fan and I know lots of you are), then I have a mission for you! After listening to this month’s song, I would love for you to send an original photo to me that you think captures your interpretation of “My September” and what this time of year means to you. With your permission I will put it up on my website as a sort of collage/slideshow to go along with the song — like a music photo/video. You can email it to me (email@example.com), post it on Facebook, or get it to me any other way you can!
Yep, we’re now into the third month of my “Outside the Album” project and I am excited to release to you my newest single, “Kids”. I wanted to experiment with this one a bit, so instead of polishing up the track, I kept it stripped down to the very basics. “Kids” is a live in-studio recording of a song I wrote with a very talented friend of mine, Katie Ekin, who also appears on the recorded track. Hopefully this song brings you back to a simpler time, when your world was made up of sand castles and tree houses and when true friendship was something you were discovering for the first time.
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Thank you for your love and support in my musical journey — I hope you enjoy the new single, and as always, please let me know what you think!
Wow, June sure did fly by and with it went the first month of the “Outside the Album” project! I hope you enjoyed last month’s release, “Out of Love” — I recently found out that it will be getting airplay in Hawaii on these radio stations: KEAO / KONI / KPMW / KRKH!
I locked myself in the studio for the past 4 days finishing up this month’s release and I just got it back from my mastering engineer (I was hoping to have it to you all on Tuesday but the studio’s computers went down!). But, I now have the track in hand and am so excited to release to you my newest single, “Crazy World”. This is the most uplifting song I have ever written and it will be perfect for those days when you need a little music in your life to make your day feel brighter.
Are you an Artist?! – Before I present the song to you, I wanted to give a shout out to any artists out there. If you are an artist — Any kind of artist — Photographer (yes, even cool Instagram photos count!), Painter, Sculpter, Videographer, Animator, or any of the millions of other artistic endeavors out there — then please reply to this email and let me know if you are interested in using your creative talents for a special project that has to do with this month’s single, “Crazy World”! We will be collaborating to create something amazing! Time is of the essence too, so if you are interested then please let me know!
To listen to “Crazy World” just click play on the audio player in the top left of this screen!
To download it for free and to join the project just click here!
|That’s all for right now, but please download the new single and tell some friends how they can do the same — Please post anything about the music on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, or Email. And artists, please let me know if you want to add your talents to the project! Everything is really starting to take off and I’m so excited to have you all with me on this new adventure.Much Love,- Andy|
I am so excited to announce the beginning of my newest project called “Outside the Album”, the most ambitious and exciting endeavor yet in my musical career. You will be getting a lot more information about this new project when it kicks off in 2 days — on June 5th, 2012! But, the biggest thing you should know is that you will start receiving a brand-spanking new single from me on the first Tuesday of every month for FREE! To accompany the single, you will also be receiving a full month’s worth of exclusive related content — videos, photos, artwork, tickets, lyrics, and a bunch of other cool stuff leading up to the release of the next month’s single! Nothing like this has ever been done before and the best way I can describe it is like this:
This is the musical equivalent of a switch from watching a movie to watching episodes of a tv show.
There is so much to be excited about — you will be getting a constant flow of free music and new content, and I’m excited to work together in creating a tight-knit community centered around this new idea. You are the most important part of this entire project and there will be times when I ask for your voice and your creative talents to help push this project to places beyond anywhere I can even imagine at this point. If you are already a member of my mailing list, then you will automatically be a part of the “Outside the Album” project, but if you aren’t yet, then click here to sign up to receive this month’s single and all the future singles:
I will give you a lot more details in the coming days, but I was just so excited to tell you about it that I couldn’t wait for the release day to let you know! So, mark your calendars for June 5, because that’s when it all starts with the release of my newest single entitled “Out of Love”.
Thank you all so much for your unbelievable support thus far — Here’s to the beginning of our biggest adventure yet.
Much love and music,
I just joined the bill for a great benefit concert in Hopland, CA (my hometown!) — It will be happening this Friday May 18, 2012!
Here are the details: