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CD Release for “Like That” July 21!

CD Release for “Like That” July 21!

Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 4pm-6:30pm at Highlands Cork & Cafe in Denver we’re throwing a party to celebrate the release of “Like That”, a 5-song EP of Americana-flavored Roots Rock tunes I’ve been working on with producer John McVey and a seriously talented bunch of folks. Nick Forster and Christian Teele from eTown played […]

Preview “Like That” cover art in 3D!

The “Like That” EP is being printed, and will be ready for release soon! You can take a peek at the artwork here (it doesn’t work in every browser).

“Here Comes Another Good Time” debuts tonight on Texas Rebel Radio

“Here Comes Another Good Time” debuts tonight on Texas Rebel Radio

My upcoming EP, “Like That” is still off to duplication, but Texas Rebel Radio‘s Beth Williams has the lead-off single, “Here Comes Another Good Time” and it’s making a debut tonight, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6pm Mountain (7pm Central, 8pm Eastern).

Mastering complete on EP… now to duplicate

Mastering complete on EP… now to duplicate

I just received the final masters for the EP, and am a pretty happy camper right now! Thank you Jim Wilson Mastering. Now let’s get this thing released and distributed.

EP mixed and off to master!

EP mixed and off to master!

I’ve been working with producer John McVey for months on 5 songs that are almost ready for release. It’s been a whirlwind ride, bringing in players like Nick Forster of eTown (where this pic was taken), who threw down some slick guitar leads. Now while the mastering happens, it’s time to finish up the artwork […]

Posting from a phone! Bonus cat image

Posting from a phone! Bonus cat image

What a world we live in. I’m holding a device about the size of a Pop Tart that has more computing power than the first Space Shuttle, writing whatever is on my mind and posting it to the interwebs. Here is my cat high on painkillers after he injured his leg. He stared at nothing […]

Test post, please ignore

Test post, please ignore

We’re testing the capability to post to the blog by email. If you’re reading this, it worked! There should also be a picture below of Andy performing at the Boulder International Film Festival.

Kick the tires!

Kick the tires!

Just launched the brand new site, and hopefully it’s working for you. I’d especially love to hear if you saw this post somewhere else, like Facebook or Twitter. I’ve shuffled some things around, and muddled through some real nerdy stuff to make it cleaner and more user-friendly. The whole point of which is to better […]

2012 in Review for Andy Ard Music

2012 in Review for Andy Ard Music

The year started with a new album well under way, hindered by a few inconveniently timed bouts of bronchitis. The songs kept coming, though, and in June “How Easy It Is” finally hit the shelves. It’s my first full-length solo album, and I produced the whole thing in the bat cave that is my studio. […]

Andy wins Write With a Hit-Maker Contest!

My song, “How Easy It Is” won the Pop/Film/TV category of the Write With a Hit-Maker competition, and it is quite an honor. At this weekend’s Durango Songwriter’s Expo I will be meeting with composer Adam Zelkind and we’ll write another big hit! How Easy It Is by Andy Ard Congratulations to Frank Maroney, who […]

“How Easy It Is” by Andy Ard

Recorded entirely in my underground bunker studio, this little bundle of songs represents several transformations – as a songwriter, as a recording engineer, as a musician, as a project manager, a father and husband, ex-couch potato, seeker of zen, what have you. I started out with the simple mantra “music for people who want to […]

Andy Ard performing at 2012 Streetmosphere, Ft. Collins

Andy Ard performing at 2012 Streetmosphere, Ft. Collins

I’m thrilled to be selected to play this summer’s Streetmosphere, a summer-long festival in which Ft. Collins becomes a stage. More details to follow, but I already have the dates: Saturday, May 19 – Moe’s BBQ, 12:30-3:30 pm Sunday, June 24 – Ingredient, 12:30-3:30 pm Sunday, July 1 – Moe’s BBQ, 12:30-3:30 pm Saturday, July […]

Skipping Valentine’s Day?

Skipping Valentine’s Day?

Why not hang out with everybody else who’s skipping it? Get down to Highlands Cork & Coffee on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 7 to 9 and enjoy some drink & snack specials while your truly fires up the Jukebox O’ Spite. I’ll be taking requests, but you can certainly count on some done-me-wrong classics.  

“Baby Don’t Care” on Radio Seagull in the Netherlands

“Baby Don’t Care” on Radio Seagull in the Netherlands

This was some unexpected and very pleasant news… Carmen Allgood at http://www.worldwidewavez.com/ told me that one of my tracks from her Indie Music Wave show got picked up by program director Stevie Gordon for his show at Radio Seagull. Broadcasting from the ship the ‘Jenni Baynton’ moored in Harlingen Harbour in the Netherlands, Radio Seagull […]

Andy Ard & Tage Plantell at Summer Denver BrewFest – Friday, July 22

Andy Ard & Tage Plantell at Summer Denver BrewFest – Friday, July 22

Look for Andy & Tage during the VIP Session (6 – 7 PM). VIP Power Hour! Get first taste of great brews with this exclusive, limited admittance VIP hour with MouCo cheese sampling and beer pairing Price includes GA admission $40 advance/$45 day of event http://www.denverbrewfest.com/summer/index.html Right after us is Bop Skizzum!   About the […]

A Celebration of American Songs – Swallow Hill, Friday, July 1st

A Celebration of American Songs – Swallow Hill, Friday, July 1st

Kick off your Independence Day weekend with a celebration of quintessential American songs performed by Trinity Demask, Andy Ard, Lauren Brombert and Steve Jantzen. From immigrant influences, America’s musical legacy was defined by the blending of cultures, rhythms, and experiences. What emerged over two centuries are musical genres and stories that weave a tapestry as […]

Andy & the Dangsayers at the People’s Fair this Saturday, June 4!

Andy & the Dangsayers at the People’s Fair this Saturday, June 4!

http://www.peoplesfair.com CHUN Capitol Hill People’s Fair June 4 and 5, 2011 Civic Center ParkDenver, ColoradoSaturday – 10am to 8pm Sunday – 10am to 7pm FREE Admission!  Andy and his ragtag band of Dangsayers (Steve Millin – Bass & Carl Sorensen – Drums) take the Muve Music Stage on Saturday, June 4 at 3:40 pm. That’s going […]

Fasterpieces (not Masterpieces) changed my life.

Fasterpieces (not Masterpieces) changed my life.

First I must give credit for the title to my friend and fellow composer, Matthew “Melle” Johnson for coming up with that title. About a year ago, we conspired to start the Denver chapter of the Immersion Composition Society, and he coined the term that perfectly captures what ICS is about. Put simply, you coop […]

The Denver Dozen & Katey Laurel’s CD Release January 28 at The Walnut Room

The Denver Dozen & Katey Laurel’s CD Release January 28 at The Walnut Room

http://www.thewalnutroom.com/show/detail/36448 http://www.kateylaurel.com/

New Video Uploads – Toad Tavern Hangover Helper Show!

New Video Uploads – Toad Tavern Hangover Helper Show!

The cure for hanging over is hanging out. Or something like that. January 1, 2010 (New Year’s Day) was the “Hangover Helper” Show at The Toad Tavern in Littleton, so Andy & the boys whooped up a set of boozy songs from Bob Dylan, The Kinks, Billy Joel and more. They’re on the Andy Ard […]

“The Red Fire Fly” Release Party Friday, August 20th at Bender’s

“The Red Fire Fly” Release Party Friday, August 20th at Bender’s

It’s the CD Release of a sountrack for the trailer for a book! Colorado author Michael G. Wallace is releasing “The Red Fire Fly” along with a slew of music that accompanies a promotional trailer. One of the songs in the collection is “That’s What She Did to Me“, by yours truly. Get on down […]

That’s What She Did to Me – The Dangsayers

Andy up and formed The Dangsayers, and this is the first video, cut together from the film noir gem “The Man Who Cheated Himself” with Lee J. Cobb and Jane Wyatt! Look for more music soon with fellow Dangsayer Jill Teas.

99.5 Mountain Homegrown interview now online

99.5 Mountain Homegrown interview now online

Andy’s interview with Jake Schroeder of 99.5 The Mountain’s Mountain Homegrown show (originally aired 26 January 2009) is now online at his ReverbNation.com profile: http://www.reverbnation.com/andyard You may already hear the show if the widget on this page works. Thanks for listening!

Andy on 99.5 The Mountain Homegrown show Monday, Jan. 26, 10 PM MST

Andy on 99.5 The Mountain Homegrown show Monday, Jan. 26, 10 PM MST

Andy just recorded a 4-song set with Jake Schroeder at Denver’s 99.5 The Mountain for the Monday, January 26 Mountain Homegrown show. Listeners outside the Denver metro area may listen online at http://www.995themountain.com. They shot the breeze for a while, mostly about music. Andy’s busy working on new songs for his forthcoming CD, “Bad Girls […]

Profile added on ReverbNation.com

Profile added on ReverbNation.com

We’ve been waiting for a site like this. ReverbNation.com is easy to use for uploading tracks, promoting shows, adding pictures and lots more, and best of all it plugs right into Facebook. On the listening end, it must be just as easy to follow favorite bands. We’ll see. Andy’s profile on RN is far from […]

Listen to new tracks on KRFC

Listen to new tracks on KRFC

Some preview tracks for the upcoming album are streaming on Radio Free Colorado, with more to follow soon: http://www.live365.com/stations/115599

Buy music from the “Everyone But You” soundtrack

Buy music from the “Everyone But You” soundtrack

You can download Eric Shiveley’s tracks from the movie at http://ericshiveley.fuzz.com/music – most of which you can’t get anywhere else. Do this with the knowledge that you are directly financing the creation of more music and film. It’s like adopting a creative powerhouse for the cost of three cups of coffee. While you’re at it, […]

“Wonderful” bonfire video

Andy spent the past weekend in Alamosa recording with Eric Shiveley at Desert Air Studios, and he put together a video postcard of that trip. This is one of the songs they worked on, “Wonderful.” (link to YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwhpoIWnJlA)

indieWIRE: DISPATCH FROM WYOMING | Jackson Hole Goes Global

indieWIRE: DISPATCH FROM WYOMING | Jackson Hole Goes Global: “Full length narratives and documentaries included some gems as well. …the no-budget wonder-film ‘Everyone But You.’ Find something higher quality and more indie, and you will have discovered a new breed of cinema.”

“Everyone But You” in Jackson Hole Film Festival June 5-9

“Everyone But You” in Jackson Hole Film Festival June 5-9

Andy makes a brief appearance (as we’ve mentioned a time or two) in Eric Shiveley’s documentary about being an indepedent musician that’s in the Jackson Hole Film Festival (June 5-9). Andy wants to help Eric get better gigs and more publicity, and it would be fun to generate interest in all the great Colorado music […]

“Everyone But You” Kicks off Indie Spirit Film Festival

“Everyone But You” Kicks off Indie Spirit Film Festival

COLORADO SPRINGS – Eric Shiveley’s independent documentary “Everyone But You” made its Colorado premiere at the 2008 Indie Spirit Film Festival as the opening feature on April 25. In this YouTube clip, Eric captures some of the pre-show buzz and post-show Q&A.

SaltyStix.com Review of “Everyone But You”

Eric’s movie took the cake at the Oxford International Film Festival, and here’s one review from a movie buff. “I cannot think of anything else to say about this film other than you should go see it, at all costs. This film is Saltystix.com’s consensus pick as the best and favorite film at the Oxford […]

“What Was That EP” now on iTunes

“What Was That EP” now on iTunes

I still can’t figure out why it takes 8 to 10 weeks to copy MP3 files to their catalog, when Amazon.com had it up the next day. Oh well, here it is.

Looking for Andy Ard’s music?

Two of Andy’s tracks that appear in Eric Shiveley’s documentary “Everyone But You” are available online in the following locations: http://www.myspace.com/andyard “Baby Don’t Care” (the “hey hey” song Eric and Andy were recording) “Untitled on Wire & Wood” (guitar at end of Marfa NPR segment) “Untitled on Wire & Wood” is also available on Amazon.com […]