Summer Evening with Andy & Renee
Monday August 2nd
ANDY HILL & RENEE
Since a chance meeting at the University of Denver, Andy Hill and Renee Safier have carved out a unique niche for themselves in the Los Angeles music scene and beyond. Their performances – more than two hundred a year – are as much social gathering as musical event. Part fan family reunion, part rock & roll tent revival, their incomparable live shows attract a large, enthusiastic, and fiercely loyal group of fans. Andy and Renee provide a much-needed connection with live music to their audiences, whether in an intimate House Concert setting or at a large festival. Their music never fails to move you, your feet, your heart, and most often, all three.
As a songwriter, Andy Hill is a student of the folk and rock classics – Van Morrison, The Band, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, and Bob Dylan – and it shows. Both Andy & Renee have received numerous awards for their songwriting. Boundary-pushing use of language, sweeping vocal harmonies, unforgettable melodic content, and tightly crafted arrangements are hallmarks of their writing and producing style.
Renee Safier, showcasing her prodigious blues and jazz vocal chops, was named “Best Solo Blues Artist” at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival,receiving a rousing response from the 12,000-plus festival crowd. Since then, she and Andy have returned for many years giving successful performances during the 3-day festival. Andy & Renee have also performed New Zealand, Ireland, Italy Thailand, The Philippines, China, and across North America to approving crowds.