Andrew Wheeler has been performing and researching blues and roots music for over 20 years. He has performed across the country, from New York City to Memphis and beyond, on stages large and small - from Beale Street clubs to bistros, cafes, and orchestra pits. Wheeler is currently enrolled in the Berklee School of Music online (Class of '19), and has earned two of three possible certificates in guitar. Wheeler is a two-time Capital Region of New York State qualifier of the International Blues Challenge ('15 - solo acoustic; '16 - blues band category). This led to four engagements in '16 and '17 on Beale Street in Memphis, TN. 2016 and 2017 saw Andrew playing in NYC, NJ, PA, FL, and TN as well as a few radio appearances. Here is one from WEXT.
Wheeler's goal is to pay homage to often-overlooked blues originators while passionately crafting new, meaningful forms of expression to touch your soul. Wheeler stays busy with his Blues Journey, an interactive blues performance and lecture, which he became interested in while earning his BA and MA in history. Andrew is a 2016 Patty Larkin Scholarship Award Winner at Berklee College Online. Andrew is endorsed by Rare Breed Custom Outpost Guitar Straps.
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
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Andrew Wheeler, Guitarist
Guitarist Andrew Wheeler to be Featured at Annual New Year’s Gala ‘17-’18
For Immediate Release
September 17, 2017
Artist: Andrew Wheeler
Venue: Empire State College
Event: 22nd Annual Saratoga First Night, City of Saratoga Springs, NY
Andrew Wheeler, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist, will be featured in the 22nd annual City of Saratoga “First Night” celebration. First Night draws more than 15,000 revelers each New Year’s Eve, and uses more than 30 venues in historic downtown Saratoga Springs, NY to feature upstate New York’s best regional and touring acts performing live music, dance, comedy and magic from 6pm to midnight!
Event updates will be posted regularly from October through December, 2017 at http://www.saratoga-arts.org/firstnight. “We receive hundreds of applications,” noted Alix Jones, First Night Coordinator and Development Associate with Saratoga Arts, in an interview with newspaper The Alt, “we aim to find the best possible line-up for the event–that’s the fun part.” Jones added, “All of our venues are geared toward the arts and towards the performances”, in a recent interview with WEXT’s Dave Michaels.
"It's absolutely my honor to be selected," Wheeler said. "Last year was a blast. My performance venue was standing-room-only for each set, with folks lined up outside waiting to hear some roots and blues. “ Wheeler commented, “I’ll be playing selections firmly rooted in blues, while also stepping into the more marginal areas of the roots spectrum. What a wonderful and sacred way to ring in the new year!” Ticket information at brownpapertickets.com.