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 will be released September 16, 2017! It will first be available on this date at their concert at The Fret House In Covina, California.
It will then be available on CD Baby as well as iTunes and on all media outlets.

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 and slide guitarist Les Johnson and bassist 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.