Andrew McConathy Album Review
With a music festival created from his inspiration, Andrew McConathy has now put out his first music album. A true workingman’s bluegrass album, Andrew McConathy Album gives us a heavy dose of his Eddie Vedder/Taj Mahal-esque voice to create an album full of unique originals as well as a few covers from some of America’s most beloved songwriters, including Bob Dylan and the surging bluegrass band Railroad Earth.
Tracks like “Don’t Go” and “Big Spike Hammer” bring Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) to the mic to help soften the hardened Western tones that wind through this album. The jammy-meandering of “Dean Moriarty’s Blues” captures the essence of the song’s namesake, Neal Cassady and his historical wild bus rides to a tee. A solid album that is the obvious beginning of a budding career, Light Of The Eye is an honest reflection of Andrew’s passion, life, and musical aspirations that build a connection between his fans, music lovers, and the sacred Colorado grounds from which his inspirations grow.
Rancho Del Rio, Colorado – The great thing about the Yarmony Grass Festival is that is not just about the music, it’s about building and creating community housed on the foundation of friends, music, and good times. As the festival’s creator, Andrew McConathy said his inspiration for Yarmony Grass came from “Growing up in Colorado, attending the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and following the String Cheese Incident guys out to Horning’s Hideout in Oregon,” for the bands annual music festival which gave Andrew the idea to create a Colorado festival that acted like an “adult summer camp for a few days.”