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Andy Poxon - guitar

Instruments: Guitar
Style: Classical, Electric
Education: B.M. from Towson University and M.M. from Cleveland Institute of Music

 

   Andy Poxon has been called “a complete and mature musician, … already developed past his years, and ready to lead us all into the future of pure American blues and roots music,” by legendary blues guitarist Duke Robillard. He has released three albums of original music on the Ellersoul Records label, including the Robillard produced Tomorrow(2013) and You Must Be Crazy! (2015), produced by Grammy-winning pianist Kevin McKendree. These albums have received extensive airplay on B.B. King’s Bluesville station on SiriusXM radio, and have been nominated for numerous awards. Poxon has performed across the United States and Canada, with performance highlights including the Sacramento Music Festival, Festival d'été de Québec, and the Kennedy Center.

In addition to blues, Andy is also a rising classical guitarist, having won first prize in the James Stroud All-Ohio Guitar Competition in 2017 and the Appalachian Guitarfest Solo Guitar Competition Undergraduate Division in 2015. He was the first guitarist in school history to win Towson University’s Peggy Friedman-Gordon Music Competition in 2014. In 2013, he was selected to premier Der Duft des Winters, by John Belkot, a new piece for solo guitar commissioned by the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society.

Poxon graduated summa cum laude from Towson University in 2015, with a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance, under the tutelage of Professor Troy King, and is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree in guitar performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music under Jason Vieaux and Colin Davin. He enjoys teaching students of all ages in various styles including rock, pop, classical, and jazz.

 

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