February 9, 2017
ANDREW HAND & AARON HOWARD
ECLECTIC, HEARTFELT & HARMONIOUS
THURSDAY, FEB 9 @ 7PM
$20 SUGGESTED DONATION
Andrew Hand is a versatile artist with a heartfelt message that captures audiences and draws recognition. As a songwriter and founder of the rock band Echodrive, Hand has played festival stages, opened for national touring acts, and been recognized in print and radio for his work.
Raised on the bible and top 40, Andrew quickly found where his allegiances lay and set his dreams on rock n’ roll.
Andrew’s sound has been described as “electric”, “heartfelt”, “harmonious” and “invigorating”, with DJ Edis Kittrell of KGLT describing Andrew’s band Echodrive as “…talented and effective…with a heartfelt message of love lost, love found, and a hope for a better world. What emerges is a powerful and effective sound, uniquely their own and rarely witnessed.”
After years of playing bars, Aaron Howard took a leap of faith into the folk touring circuit with with the release his 2014 album of original folk rock, “Heart on Fire.”
He was a Kerrville New Folk Songwriting finalist (1 of 35 out of 800), a performer with British film composer, Philip Sheppard at Sundance, and he shared the stage with legendary producer and songwriter, Patrick Leonard after winning a national songwriting competition and becoming the official music groundbreaker at HATCHfest.
He spend the last the summer and fall of 2016 touring the US and Europe with Heart on FIre.
Starting in December 2016, he’s back in the studio to record a new album. He’s making fast work of growing an audience that identifies with the voice he’s finally found. “Howard’s talent for songwriting makes it clear that he’s an old soul.” Says Yarrow Kraner, founder of HATCHfest. “Even a casual listener would assume he’s drawing from the experience and emotion of someone twice his age.”
Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music. Although most performances are free, participating audiences are encouraged to make at least a $20 donation to the artist. This will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.
The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center and The Flying Pigeon food truck on 7th Street south of Camelback Rd., tucked away from the street and on the ground floor of the offices of Element Studios West at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Parking available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room.