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1332 posts
Oct 17, 2018
12:56 PM
Reverend Raven and The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys with special guests Westside Andy, Jimmy Voegeli, Mike Wheeler, and Toronzo Cannon on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise #26, somewhere in the Caribbean, on January 19, 2016.

Reverend Raven - slide guitar and vocals
P.T. Pedersen - bass
Bobby Lee Sellers - drums
Westside Andy - harmonica
Toronzo Cannon - guitar
Mike Wheeler - guitar
Jimmy Voegeli - keyboards

1333 posts
Oct 17, 2018
1:04 PM
Andy has solos at the start of the clip and at 9:36 of the clip.
285 posts
Oct 17, 2018
3:03 PM
Here Andy is playing through a borrowed Quilter micro pro amp (12" speaker version).
1880 posts
Jan 06, 2019
7:33 PM
Earlier today a friend and I drove over to see Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Alter Boys with Westside Andy playing in Decatur, IL. They are a tight band with good interaction and use of dynamics. Great musicianship by all! The rhythm section was a groove machine. Rev sang and played guitar, and he is really good. Andy sang and blew harp through a Quilter.

In my opinion, based on his playing with this band both as front line soloing instrumentalist and as a comping sideman, Westside Andy should be rated as being among the top players touring today. He played incredible lines, had monster tone, showcased a wide range of blues harp techniques in solos and when comping, and put on the best harp performance in a blues band that I can recall. I have heard greats at SPAH and HCH, I have CDs, I have been to clubs. Westside Andy is a MONSTER blues harp musician. See this band if you get the chance!


Doug S.
778 posts
Jan 06, 2019
9:04 PM
Andy was here in Pensacole this year with Reverand Raven, and they were the opening act at the Northwest Florida Blues Society Monday Blues Jam. I got to play through his rig, which was the Quilter. It sounded great, and I spent a bit of time with Andy. Great player, and a real nice guy.


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