bio

Louisiana roots, blues and jazz artist Andy Squint is a songwriter steeped in tradition. As a member of the Swamp Cats, Andy was a house guitarist at Tabby's Blues Box in Baton Rouge. After "The Box" closed, Andy worked with such Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame members as Oscar Davis and Slim Harpo's guitarist, James Johnson. Andy struck out on his own in 2006 with a CD of original blues songs, Goin' to the Racetrack, which still receives international radio airplay. In 2008, Andy was a guest artist on Larry Garner's Dixie Frog Records release, Here Today, Gone Tomorrow. After relocating to High Point, NC, in 2010, Andy was awarded runner up at the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society’s solo/duo blues competition. Andy kicked off Greensboro's 25th Anniversary Carolina Blues Festival on May 7th 2011, where he also released his second CD, Down by the River.

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highlights

Placed 3rd in the Piedmont Blues Presevation Society September 29, 2013 Solo/Duo competition.


Placed 2nd in the Piedmont Blues Presevation Society October 23, 2011 Solo/Duo competition.


Featured as an Artist Profile in Winston Salem Journal Relish Sept 1, 2011


Performed solo at the
25th Anniversary Carolina Blues Festival May 7, 2011.


Released a second CD of original songs 
DOWN BY THE RIVER on May 5, 2011.


Appeared on WFMY Greensboro Live from Studio 2 on April 22, 2011. 



Placed 3rd in the Piedmont Blues Presevation Society October 24, 2010 Solo/Duo competition.


Guest guitarist on Larry Garner's 2008 Dixiefrog release - Here Today Gone Tomorrow.  Andy's slide work can be heard on track 8 "Someplace For Evil". 



Debut CD Goin' to the Racetrack released on Yonder Wall Records in 2006.


Andy can be seen in a video exhibit on the Blues in Baton Rouge displayed at the Louisiana State Museum. In the video you can see a selection from one of the gigs when Andy played with LA Blues Hall of Fame members Oscar Davis and James Johnson.