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

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The Andy Rau Band's new CD Simple Man will be released exclusively at their Fret House release concert on September 16, 2017. 
Come join us at The Fret House for this event and hear all 18 new songs featured on the album! For more info check out the EVENTS page .

The Andy Rau Band performs Americana music, an eclectic blend of folk, rock and bluegrass. The band was formed in 1986 with the intent of showcasing new material, illustrating the versatility of the 5-string banjo and breaking with the conventions of folk and bluegrass. The group borrows from a wide variety of musical styles which enables each song to shape its own identity without borrowing from old tried-and-true formulas. 

The core of the group consists of lead vocalist, songwriter, banjoist, and rhythm guitarist Andy Rau,  lead, rhythm, slide guitarist and vocalist Les Johnson and bassist and vocalist George Boravich. Inventive instrumentals and thoughtful songwriting are at the heart of the band’s musical project. From the very beginning and through its continuing evolution, the Andy Rau Band’s roots in the diverse musical backdrop of Southern California have colored and characterized their unique sound and the topics of their songs.