Andy Hedges is a songster, reciter, storyteller, guitarist, and collector of cowboy songs and poems. The son of an Italian schoolteacher and a rodeo cowboy turned preacher, Andy was born in Lubbock, Texas, in the spring of 1980. He grew up in the small community of Tokio, Texas, where his family paid rent on an old farmhouse by looking after a few head of cattle. It was there that Andy fell in love with traditional music by listening to his father’s cassettes of cowboy songs. Andy’s vast and varied repertoire includes classic cowboy poetry recitations, obscure cowboy songs, dust bowl ballads, and blues. He also hosts a podcast called Cowboy Crossroads which features in-depth interviews with fellow musicians and poets. Andy lives in Lubbock, Texas with his wife and three children.
“Now cometh this young gent from Lubbock, Texas, Andy Hedges, a fresh young voice – a deeply sincere student of cowboy poetry, story, and song. Our
future is in damn good hands.” – Tom Russell