ANDREW BEACOCK Andrew was born in Yorkshire, England but grew up in Lincolnshire on the edge of the fens. Like most kids in drab grey post-war England he was captivated by the American rock 'n roll of Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers etc. And played in several beat groups. After hearing Bob Dylan's first LP he became taken by the folk revival happening throughout the UK - his heroes being Bert Jansch and the Incredible String Band. He played some of the local folk clubs before travelling to Greece and playing cafes there. Moving to the US Andrew has made his home in California's central coast near San Luis Obispo where he plays the local folk venues. His early folk influences show through with his unique finger style guitar playing and sensitive heartfelt, often reflective songs. Although comparisons have been made with Nick Drake, Al Stewart and Donovan, his sound is very much his own ... listening to Andrew can transport one back forty years or so, wearing very pointy shoes! Songs can be heard and Lyrics read at AndrewBeacock.net. REVIEWS ETC. LOCAL CD Pick - Andrew Beacock Andrew's own brand of music follows the tradition of British folk. Soft vocals, sparse arrangements and a traditional flair recalls the music of Al Stewart. Most of the songs here are originals, though they all sound traditional. Lyrically, Beacock doesn't try to mimic Dylan, eschewing socially conscious messages for songs about growing up in England, haunted places, birds and love. Beacock is joined here by Cambrian cellist Bob Liepman and songwriter Jude Johnstone, who chips in on vocals. SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE Patrick Pemberton. Britain-born Andrew Beacock has taken his post-war American music dreams and brought them to the source: America. His album of thoughtful songs bear more than a passing resemblance to the work of Leonard Cohen (not to mention Nick Drake, Donovan, and Al Stewart). SAN LUIS OBISPO NEW TIMES Glen Starkey. Folksinger Andrew Beacock has been around the local music scene for quite a while and is a wonderful, wistful performer in the classic folk style- even opening for Jeff Beck back in England during the late sixties (and has been a huge hit at the annual Gramfest gathering)...... SAN DIEGO UNION Bart Mendoza.
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