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Andy Sydow and Sam Robbins

September 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$15 – $20


 
 

Americana/folk singer-songwriter, Andy Sydow is a jack-of-all-trades. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist who’s lyrics paint a picture of poetic realism, the Colorado native tours constantly both solo and with a backing band. Throughout the course of a show he’s known to croon an audience with acoustic guitar ballads, sing a few numbers on his lap steel, and even sit down at the keys to show off his surprising boogie-woogie piano chops.

Andy has had the chance to open for acts such as Chuck Prophet, Brett Dennen, and Anders Osborne. He was also named a finalist in the 2021 International Songwriting Competition, the 2021 Kerrville Grassy Hill New Folk Songwriting Competition, the Fall 2020 Durango Songwriters Expo Song Competition, and the 2021 Acorn Songwriter Competition.

In July of 2021, Sydow recorded a full length album with Anders Osborne at Dockside Studios in Maurice, LA. Osborne produced as well as played guitar and sang backing vocals. Mike Dillion provided the percussion, and Casandra Faulconer completed the quartet on bass. The album does not yet have a release date.

Sydow has toured internationally and received accolades from LA Music Critic and No Depression. On top of that, 2021 saw the release of nearly a dozen tracks Sydow produced for other artists, including Lauren Frihauf and Payge Turner (The Voice, Season 19).

When he’s not touring, writing, or recording, Sydow spends time talking to other creatives and music industry professionals on his podcast, Middle Class Rock Star. The hour”ish” long weekly program comes out every Thursday on all streaming platforms, as well as 30 FM stations around Colorado (via Chris K’s Colorado Playlist). MCRS has played host to the likes of: Mickey Raphael (harmonica, Willie Nelson), Andy Frasco, Dango Rose (Elephant Revival), Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd & The Monsters), Leftover Salmon, Phil Cook, and Shanna In A Dress.

Sam Robbins describes himself as an “old soul singer songwriter.” A Nashville based musician whose music evokes classic singer songwriters like James Taylor and Jackson Browne, Sam adds a modern, upbeat edge to the storyteller troubadour persona. An avid performer, he has gained recognition from extensive touring and as one of the six 2021 winners of the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition, one of the largest and most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country. Sam released his debut album, Finally Feeling Young, On May 14th, 2021 to critical acclaim.

Details

Date:
September 30
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$15 – $20

Venue

The Focal Point
2720 Sutton Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63143 United States
Website:
thefocalpoint.org