Andy Sydow is a true treasure of Denver’s rapidly growing music scene. His music dabbles in Americana, swampy Blues slide guitar, Southern Rock, Folk and Singer/Songwriter, all tied together by his heavy New Orleans influence. “I’ve loved music since I was a little kid, but it was seeing those southern New Orleans and Mississippi guys that really changed the game for me. When I saw guys like Henry Butler, Anders Osborne and North Mississippi Allstars, my passion for music was met on an entirely different level.”
Sydow started playing the piano when he was barely old enough to walk and started taking lessons in the fourth grade. He added on saxophone in fifth, and guitar and harmonica a few years later. After graduating high school, Sydow attended the University of Colorado at Denver, majoring in Music Performance with an emphasis in Jazz Piano. He performed in the schools signature traditional jazz ensemble, the Claim Jumpers for three years, and was the band leader for two.
Sydow has shared the stage with Delbert McClinton, Dick Dale, Bob Margolin, Samantha Fish, Tinsley Ellis, Janiva Magness, John Nemeth, and Johnny Hickman of Cracker. Sydow made an appearance at the 2015 SXSW Music Festival in Austin which included a tour of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. He released his sophomore album, “Trailhead” on April 18, 2015. In his words, “Trailhead is rockin’. It should be listened to with the windows rolled down!”