Bio

"Wielding his Gibson Byrdland like a pedal-driven Strat, journeyman guitarist Andy Coe solos compellingly in just about any style." - Village Voice

"Well, it's Monday night again, the worst time of the week for live-music entertainment... theoretically. But Seattle-area citizens do have an option that's better than putzing around on the internet or zoning out in front of the tube. The five-piece Andy Coe Band do free shows at the Blue Moon Tavern every Monday. This arrangement allows guitarist Coe to stretch out for hours at a time and loose his peak-time Jerry Garcia–like excursions. It helps to have a long attention span here, but you can dip in, leave, and come back at any point and enjoy Andy Coe Band's river of song. These guys can do those sing-along-worthy country-rock ramblers and improv space-outs with equal aptitude. It's like the Grateful Dead never died..." - The Stranger

"Coe turned every song into a personal exposition to explore the outer reaches of melodic frontiers. Intent on playing the unexpected and bending his sound in ways unfamiliar to even the most seasoned ears, the plot continued to thicken as we ventured deeper into the night. We couldn’t help but think how phenomenal it must be to have achieved such synchronicity between one’s instrument and synapses, firing off streams of consciousness in seemingly effortless fashion. Well, effortless in the sense of coding coordinates for the space shuttle by a veteran NASA programmer" - Crazy Horse Saloon

With a rich background in jazz and a joyful enthusiasm for blues and psychedelic rock, Andy Coe is recognized as a deeply intuitive, emotive guitarist. As an architect of sound and style, Coe draws in listeners, making collective exploration and resolution accessible across genres. Born and raised in Seattle, Andy played in the critically acclaimed Roosevelt Highschool Jazz band before going on to graduate from the music department of the University of North Texas. He has played venues and festivals around the country and world ever since. Andy has performed with many great musicians including Jimmy Page, Duff McKagen, Jerry Cantrell, Kim Thayil, Paul Rogers, Rich Robinson, Reggie Workman, Rashied Ali, Ravi Coltrane, Norah Jones, Stanton Moore, Mike Clark, Bobby Previtte, Skerik, Mike Dillon, Karl Denson and many others. Currently Andy resides in Seattle and plays in Skerik's Bandalabra, Tuatara, McTuff and the Andy Coe Band among others.

www.andycoe.org / www.andycoeband.com