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Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Andrews began playing guitar at age 5, taught by his father, John Andrews of the 60′s Roots Band Mother Earth. Since the age of 8 he has been trading licks with and opening for such masters as Albert King, B.B. King, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, and Jimmie Vaughan, starting at his hometown’s legendary club Antone’s. By his early teens he was wowing audiences and fellow musicians at such premier blues venues as B.B. King’s in Memphis and Los Angeles and Slim’s in San Francisco. He has performed at major festivals such as the San Francisco Blues Festival and Madison Blues Festival with Ray Charles. Andrews has been featured on CBS, Austin City Limits, Guitar Player, Texas Monthly and Vintage Guitar among numerous other publications.
Time to Burn’s mix of guitar pyrotechnics, fiery vocals and powerful new songs confirms that Jake Andrews is already blazing new paths with the torch he’s been passed.
By the age of 17, Andrews was signed with Jericho Records, a Warner Brothers/Sire subsidiary, and began working on his debut album in Los Angeles. In 1999, he released his debut album ‘Time to Burn’ with producer John Porter (Los Lonely Boys, BB King).
Billboard Magazine stated, “Time to Burn’s mix of guitar pyrotechnics, fiery vocals and powerful new songs confirms that Jake Andrews is already blazing new paths with the torch he’s been passed.” The first title single scored a Top Ten Rock Radio hit. Andrews earned the award of “Breakout Rock Group” in 1999 by R&R (Radio and Records). The record was supported with a national tour with artists including the Allman Brothers, The Doobie Brothers, Susan Tedeschi, Boz Scaggs and George Thorogood.
"In 2017, Andrews released his fifth solo album 'In the Shadows'. The album delivers a 21st century wall of sound; heavy songs and intense vocals make for a powerful, tough, rockin’ guitar heaven. A remix of Andrews and Grammy winning guitar god Eric Johnson’s dueling guitar epic “Solid” makes a cut on this record.
Andrews other solo releases include the EP ‘Livin’ in the Grave’ (2011) which features two instrumental tracks that underscore his reputation as one of the finest guitar players today in blues and rock. The project was recorded in Austin, TX at Congress House Studio, Studio Plush and Eric Johnson’s own Saucer Studio.
Andrews is going to awe guitar freaks….his mastery of tone is impressive and he easily slides between hard, roadhouse blues to classic funk…to soul
Andrews has also released ‘Feelin’ Good Again’ (2007) recorded at Congress House Studio. A self-titled album ‘Jake Andrews’ (2002) was released on the Texas Music Group label produced by Carla Olson (Phil Upchurch, Joe Louis Walker, Otis Rush,Barry Goldberg, Mick Taylor). The album was recorded at the Pedernales Studio in Austin, TX.
Lending his guitar chops to other records, Andrews is featured on guitar throughout the solo albums by Paul Jones ‘Starting All Over Again’ (2009) and ‘Suddenly I Like It’ (2015) which also featured guitar legends Eric Clapton and Joe Bonamassa. Paul Jones is known to many as the singer of the British Invasion band Manfred Mann — the voice on mid-‘60s hits like “Do Wah Diddy,” “Pretty Flamingo,” “Come Tomorrow” and “Sha La La.”
Reviews of the Jones album bring praise for Andrews commenting on his “killer riffs” and “classic electric blues riffs”. One reviewer says, “Andrews is going to awe guitar freaks….his mastery of tone is impressive and he easily slides between hard, roadhouse blues to classic funk…to soul”. An instrumental track from this album, co-written by Andrews, earned him a 2010 Grammy pre-nomination.
In 2006, Andrews joined Guitar Shorty on his Alligator Release “We the People” accompanying the legendary bluesman, and former brother-in- law to Jimi Hendrix, on the album. The album won the Blues Music Award for Contemporary Blues Album in May 2007.