The Andy Rau Band

Americana music... an eclectic blend folk, rock and bluegrass from Southern California

an eclectic blend of folk, rock and bluegrass styles

The band is Andy Rau on banjo, rhythm guitar and vocals, Les Johnson on lead, rhythm, slide guItars and vocals, Evan Anderson on mandolin and vocals and George Boravich on bass and vocals.


"The Andy Rau Band's approach is modern and genre-bending applying bluegrass accents to songs steeped in contemporary folk and country, with hints of rock, blues and pop as well. The group's prime strength is an instrumental attack founded on inventive, dramatic arrangements, full of pregnant pauses and resonant chording, and keyed by fiery, fluid soloing on banjo and guitar."   
-- Los Angeles Times

"Once again, thank you so much for being part of our event. You added a great vibe and energy to the evening. I look forward to working with you and Les in the future.”
-- Desiree G. Gutierrez, MPP, Impact & Engagement Strategist

"I have great respect for musicians who live in the future, mavericks like Rau who write their own music and follow their own muse. A banjo-player, singer and songwriter, Andy Rau creates modernistic music. Because they don't have Appalachian roots, these musicians use bluegrass instruments to create their own enchanting and cohesive repertoire with folk, rock and pop influences… Knowing no sideboards, they have great opportunity to explore and innovate."
-- Joe Ross, North County News, Bluegrass Now, SPBGMA Music, Old Time Herald News... more reviews