Andy Poxon - Must Be Crazy
Andy Poxon komt uit een zeer muzikale familie.
Dat Andy Poxon ook zeer getalenteerd is horen we vanaf de eerste noten terug op het album ' Must Be Crazy'. We horen dertien nummers lang de blues , gespeeld met passie en energie. Het is wat mij betreft duidelijk dat Andy Poxon een grote muzikale toekomt tegemoet gaat. Andy Poxon is een geweldige gitarist , heeft een prima stem en is daarnaast een uitstekende songwriter.
Deze kwaliteiten zijn stuk voor stuk terug te horen op ' Must Be Crazy ' . Dat de jongeman uit Maryland al wordt vergeleken met grootheden als Johnny Lang en Shaggy Otis is goed te begrijpen. Luister eens naar het openingsnummer ' You Must Be Crazy' of Already Gone en Too Late. Wat mij betreft zien we Andy Poxon snel terug op de Europese podia.
ANDY POXON INTERVIEW
When did you first start singing?
I don’t know, I was probably 14 or so. I only started singing because it was easier to get gigs as a guitarist if you sing. And if you’re 14 and you sing and play guitar, you can sing terribly and people will still come listen to you.
What did your family do to encourage you?
Both my parents were musicians so they were very supportive. They bought me my first guitar, paid for guitar lessons, and
drove me around to gigs until I could drive.
Who are your musical inspirations?
BB King, T Bone Walker, Hollywood Fats, Junior Watson, Johnny Guitar Watson, among many others.
What kind of music do you listen to today?
Everything I can. I think there’s a lot to be learned from many different styles of music, and I enjoy many different kinds. I like classical music, jazz, soul, country, and pretty much anything that has a good groove or I find interesting.
What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player?
Well, if I had an mp3player, there wouldn’t be any embarrassing songs on it. I’m not embarrassed by music I enjoy, that would be silly. I would only be embarrassed by music that I listened to if I thought it was actually terrible, but if I thought it was actually terrible, I wouldn’t listen to it.
Where would you most like to perform?
Pretty much anywhere in the United States, 60 years ago.
Who would you most like to open for?
I don’t know, someone who doesn’t play blues, so there’d be a bunch of girls closer to my age there.
If you weren't singing, what would you be doing
What genre of music can't you stand to listen to?
Modern blues. “Blues-rock. “Any type of music where there’s a guitar player who uses a tube screamer or another type of overdrive pedal could be described as a style of music that I can’t stand.
What hidden talents do you have?
I know have a lot, but I haven’t found them yet.
Best track you've ever written and why?
That’s not for me to say I don’t think, but I would say in general the songs I’m most proud of are the ones that are based on real experiences and emotions.