About Andy Rau

Andy Rau was born and raised in Southern California and has been performing professionally since 1975. He began his career as the in-house banjo player at Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in his home town of Buena Park. During that twelve-year period he performed in a host of musical situations including bluegrass bands, country rock bands, and variety stage productions.

Along with concert halls, fairs and music festivals Andy has also worked at Disneyland, Magic Mountain, and Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Sea World, Paramount Studios, Disney Studios and Burbank Studios, and has recorded in the studio for movies and television. He was also the founder, songwriter, and front man for the Andy Rau Band, a bluegrass influenced folk rock unit, which has toured across the United States and Canada for thirty-six years.

Andy's solo shows feature 5-string banjo, guitar and vocals covering songs from his five albums plus some new compositions as well as a few traditional tunes.

In the mid 90's his band's first CD On The Horizon was released followed a few years later by Different Man and Penny Moon. With the success of these albums the band began to receive airplay and reviews from around the world. These were followed by Higher Ground and Simple Man. He has endorsements with The Deering Banjo Company, GHS Strings, Kavanjo banjo pickups and ProPik finger picks. Feature articles have appeared in magazines such as in Acoustic Musician, Frets, Bluegrass Unlimited, Bass Player and Banjo Gazette (Great Britain).

Andy also enjoys sharing his expertise on the banjo, and is open to taking students from all skill levels and musical interests: from complete beginners to advanced students looking for in-depth training in Scruggs style bluegrass banjo.

Andy Rau was born and raised in Southern California and has been performing professionally since 1975. He began his career as the in-house banjo player at Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in his home town of Buena Park. During that twelve-year period he performed in a host of musical situations including bluegrass bands, country rock bands, and variety stage productions.

Along with concert halls, fairs and music festivals Andy has also worked at Disneyland, Magic Mountain, and Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Sea World, Paramount Studios, Disney Studios and Burbank Studios, and has recorded in the studio for movies and television. He was also the founder, songwriter, and front man for the Andy Rau Band, a bluegrass influenced folk rock unit, which has toured across the United States and Canada for thirty-six years.

Andy's solo shows feature 5-string banjo, guitar and vocals covering songs from his five albums plus some new compositions as well as a few traditional tunes.

In the mid 90's his band's first CD On The Horizon was released followed a few years later by Different Man and Penny Moon. With the success of these albums the band began to receive airplay and reviews from around the world. These were followed by Higher Ground and Simple Man. He has endorsements with The Deering Banjo Company, GHS Strings, Kavanjo banjo pickups and ProPik finger picks. Feature articles have appeared in magazines such as in Acoustic Musician, Frets, Bluegrass Unlimited, Bass Player and Banjo Gazette (Great Britain).

Andy also enjoys sharing his expertise on the banjo, and is open to taking students from all skill levels and musical interests: from complete beginners to advanced students looking for in-depth training in Scruggs style bluegrass banjo.

Andy Rau was born and raised in Southern California and has been performing professionally since 1975. He began his career as the in-house banjo player at Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in his home town of Buena Park. During that twelve-year period he performed in a host of musical situations including bluegrass bands, country rock bands, and variety stage productions.

Along with concert halls, fairs and music festivals Andy has also worked at Disneyland, Magic Mountain, and Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Sea World, Paramount Studios, Disney Studios and Burbank Studios, and has recorded in the studio for movies and television. He was also the founder, songwriter, and front man for the Andy Rau Band, a bluegrass influenced folk rock unit, which has toured across the United States and Canada for thirty-six years.

Andy's solo shows feature 5-string banjo, guitar and vocals covering songs from his five albums plus some new compositions as well as a few traditional tunes.

In the mid 90's his band's first CD On The Horizon was released followed a few years later by Different Man and Penny Moon. With the success of these albums the band began to receive airplay and reviews from around the world. These were followed by Higher Ground and Simple Man. He has endorsements with The Deering Banjo Company, GHS Strings, Kavanjo banjo pickups and ProPik finger picks. Feature articles have appeared in magazines such as in Acoustic Musician, Frets, Bluegrass Unlimited, Bass Player and Banjo Gazette (Great Britain).

Andy also enjoys sharing his expertise on the banjo, and is open to taking students from all skill levels and musical interests: from complete beginners to advanced students looking for in-depth training in Scruggs style bluegrass banjo.

  • Member Since: 2015

Albums

This Artist has 3 Albums

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J Nelson K
over 30 days ago to Andy Rau

Andy, Love The Mix / Instrumentation And Production On "Let Angels Rock My Soul" ... Particularly Effective In My Humble Opinion The Way You Begin And End With The Pure Acoustic Guitar ... Best Wishes For Wherever Life & The Music May Lead You ... J Nelson K

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Andy Rau
over 30 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind words. Best wishes to you as well.



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