The beautiful town of Asheville, nestled in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina and noted primarily for its beer and bohemian atmosphere, now boasts a burgeoning contribution to American roots music in the name of Andrew Wakefield. Growing up in a musical family with a religious background, Andrew gained his first vocal experience singing hymns with family and in church choirs. That same passionate feeling within himself has prompted Andrew's emotional singing power and style throughout his life. 

After leaving home at the age of sixteen he spent years honing his guitar craft and living a gypsy life of travel, adventure seeking, and soul searching, growing cannabis in California and traveling abroad in the off season. In 2020 Andrew was offered a guitarist position with the house bluegrass band at Jack of the Wood, a local bluegrass institution in Asheville. Soon after he joined The Well Drinkers, a progressive bluegrass band based in the area. 

Performing and touring relentlessly with these acts eventually gave Andrew the confidence to step into the limelight with his own songs and style, and the Andrew Wakefield solo project was born. In June of 2024 Andrew decided to part ways with The Well Drinkers to pursue a solo career in earnest. 

Catch Andrew at Jack of the Wood in downtown Asheville every Sunday 12-3pm with the Bluegrass Brunch Boys!