The Andy Rau Band

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

Americana
an eclectic blend of folk, rock and bluegrass styles

NEWS

Simple Man, the band's newest CD is available right here from our site.
Just click HERE!
Also available at iTunes  and Amazon
Or check us out at Spotify and all digital platforms.
The album features eighteen new compositions by Andy.

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Deering Banjo Company, Maker of America's Finest Banjos, has designated
Andy Rau as one of its select Deering Teaching Artists. Want to purchase or upgrade to a New Deering Banjo? Andy can help you in the process of picking out the right banjo and arrange for your purchase at considerable savings. Feel free to contact Andy with any questionns. andy@andyrauband.com

Andy with Greg Deering at the NAMM show

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You can also check Andy out on website Deering Banjo Company under Deering Artists

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Check out our new Deering Banjos Videos which were recorded for their Wood Room Sessions. They are on our Video Page!

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Read recent article about our bass player George Boravich in the Covina Press Courier
Click Here

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Andy will be will be performing at Six Flags Magic Mountain for the 6th year in a row with the band Driving Mama Crazy.

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We are in the process of having our compilation CD remastered and released on Anchovy Artists Records. We'll let you know when it's available. You'll be able to buy digitally as we'll as the CD

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Also don't forget our once-out of print CD On The Horizon is now available for download at cdbaby.com
All CD's and individual songs are also available at cdbaby.com and iTunes.com as well.

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You can also find downloads at Target.com and Walmart.com We are one of the few items sold at these stores that are still made in America! So you can help the economy and the band by purchasing here.

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Andy was featured on "The Price Is Right"
See Andy January 13 playing a Deering B6 banjo/guitar

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We had a great time playing at Knott's Berry Farm last June. Looks like we'll be back there in August. After playing there full timefor so many years in my youth it was odd going back and picking up where I left off.

We are looking forward to three concerts of our songs coming up this week.
Julyl 10 we'll be in Arcadia for their concert series, July 10 we'll be at Old Time Music in San Diego and on July 12 we'll be in Culver City at Boulevard Music. Come on out if you can and support live music at these venues. You can check for details on our schedule page.

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Thanks to those who have been attending our Me n' Ed's gigs. It's a great place to try out new material and do some experimentation. It is also a night we get to feature bluegrass in our sets! Check out our  Events page for our next Me n" Ed's Performance

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Thanks to all of you who attended the concert in El Segundo on December 16.
It was a great turnout and we appreciate the friendly audience.

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Looks like we'll be having quite a busy year coming up. We are talking to numerous venues and will be firming up some dates soon so feel free to check our events link from time to time.

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Banjo stuff

People often ask about my favorite gauges for banjo strings.
I use GHS strings:
1st - 10, 2nd - 11, 3rd - 13, 4th - 22, 5th - 10

I also like to keep one of my banjos tuned down to open "E" or "F"
If you haven't tried it before it's a great sound.

If you don't see the gauges you would like to try give them a call and they will
put a custom set together for you www.ghsstrings.com

People also ask what are the best banjos to start... For those of you starting to play banjo these are the models I recommend. It pays to spend a little more and avoid the cheap imports. Not saying this because I endorse Deeering Banjos... they just happen to be the best for what I'm discussing here.

Beginner banjo:
Deering Goodtime
Deering Goodtime 2 (with resonator)

Pro banjo best value for your money:
Deering Eagle II and Sierra

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Be on the lookout for Andy Rau and Les Johnson doing workshops around the country on banjo and guitar.  Deering Banjos, Andy and Les are in the planning stages of the these workshops.  The first will be right at the Deering factory in Spring Valley, California and then they will continue at Dearing dealers around the country.  So look or ask about them at your local music store.  Tell then to give Deering Banjos a call if they don't know about it.


Click the following link and hear Andy playing banjo for The Banjo Minnow infomercial www.asseenontvnetwork.com/vcc/tristar/banjominnow/gallery/133257/

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"Deering Banjos is happy to be able to bring the sound of the Andy Rau Band to its customers. Andy’s songs about our everyday lives performed with music in a contemporary vein will help everyone understand the versatility and beauty of the banjo."

Carolina Bridges - Deering Banjo Company