Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Artist You Should Know...Andrew Ripp




Over the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of meeting a very talented young artist named Andrew Ripp.

Calling his home both Chicago and Los Angeles, Ripp tours the US spreading his honest soulful sound. When I first heard him, artists like Ray Lamontagne, Marc Broussard, and Jason Mraz came mind. His hard work ethic and warm personality really compliment his fantastic music.

Ripp just recently put out a new EP; Fifty Miles from Chciago. With Fifty Miles to Chicago, Ripp aimed to create an organic album reminiscent of those made in the 70’s and by artists like Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, and Hank Williams. From the electricity of the full band backed, organ-driven groove of "Get Your Smile On", to the solo acoustic guitar and vocals of "It’s All Good", and the heart-wrenching rock ballad of "Dresden Wine", he does just that.

Check out Andrew Ripp at www.myspace.com/andrewripp

See picture above for tour information.

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