May 11, 2007

Andy Ulseth

According to his myspace page, Andy Ulseth is "Indie Folk-pop from the Lakey city of Minneapolis, Minnesota". I'm very excited to write about this singer-songwriter, because I've played with him before. He is an amazing guitarist. The last time we played he pulled out the electric, but it seems that he has switched over to primarily acoustic now.

Andy's music is a soothing blend of flowing vocals and finger-picked melodies that reminds you of a warm summer day. It's great for just laying back and relaxing. Simple, elegant and great. Most of his music is on myspace, but I found one of his songs on a random blog. The Great Blue Heron is one of my favorites, next to Sunday Afternoon which I could not find, but you can listen to it about a third of the way through the YouTube video farther down the page.

Next weekend Andy will be playing as part of a cover night at First Avenue, here in Minneapolis. Aptly titled Multiple Personalities, he will be covering Sufjan Stevens, along with many other local artists. If you are in the area, this is definitely worth a look. I hope he gets a chance to play one of his songs, or maybe something completely different. Andy does a great cover of Korobeiniki (the Tetris song) by Ozma.

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