Andrew Cohn is a 21 year old guitarist, singer, songwriter from Woodbury, Long Island. Andrew draws upon the guitar influences of Stevie Ray Vaugh, Jimi Hendrix, Derek Trucks, and John Mayer. Andrew has been playing guitar since age 12, after becoming an expert at Guitar Hero and asking for lessons. He quickly took to soloing and performing and was sitting in with various bands in his early teens. His style is deeply rooted in the Blues. Andrew was trained by Berklee guitarist Mat Godfrey, as well as Mark Newman (slide guitarist for John Oates), and Walter Finley.
His Freshman EP, “Rite of Passage,” released in 2014 at just age 17, showcases his well-crafted, eclectic and highly personal guitar style and features Grammy nominated artists such as Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon), Mike Visceglia (Kinky Boots Broadway and Suzanne Vega), Joan Osborne (One of Us), and Bill Simms Jr.
Andrew has shared the stage with such luminaries as Bakithi Kumalo, Richie Cannata (sax for Billy Joel band), John Stamos (Beachboys), Mark Newman, and Mike Visceglia.
At age 19, Andrew decided to try his hand at singing, his first public performance was at a blues jam at the Bitter End in NYC, and he hasn’t stopped since. His singing influences include Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and James Arthur. Andrew has been working with vocal coach Robbie Rosen (Season 10 American Idol). Andrew was introduced to producer, Joe Vulpis (Lady Gaga) by his mom who went to college with Joe. The pair immediately started writing their EP together. This EP features Andrew as a pop vocalist and combines his bluesy guitar playing skills as well.
Andrew regularly performs at various open mics and blues jams throughout NYC and Long Island. Look for his EP produced by Joe Vulpis to be released summer 2017.
David Reitzas has a storied career, having worked on songs or projects that have won or been nominated for 76 Grammy categories.