Andy Stein

Multiple Grammy Award winner - Redwood Coast Music Festival 2018 Performing Artist

It's a rare talent indeed that is requested by our finest Jazz, Western Swing AND Blues headliners to sit in a guest with them.  That talent is Two time Grammy award winning, multi instrumentalist Andy Stein -  often compared to jazz greats Stephane Grappelli and Joe Venuti.  


Andy entered the popular music field as a founding member of Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, where his distinctive style on violin and saxophone added a swing element to this beloved rock 'n' roll band of the early '70's. He subsequently worked with Asleep at the Wheel (first Grammy Award), Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker Band, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Alan Menken, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Smashing Pumpkins, Grover Washington Jr., Chakka Kahn, Diane Reeves, Barabara Cook, Audra McDonald, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Memphis Horns, Eric Clapton, Whitney Houston, Kathie Lee Gifford, Manhattan Transfer, Tony Bennet, Carol King, James Taylor, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, etc. He has performed for two Presidents of the United States,


After 22 years as the regular “Powder Milk Biscuit fiddler” on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, Andy has cut back on his radio job to pursue his other musical interests in the Jazz and classical fields: with compositions performed by the NY Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony and ballet companies in Boston, Brazil, Denmark, New Zealand, Slovenia, and other countries.


In the Jazz field he appears as a guest soloist with Wynton Marsalis, (including a nationwide live broadcast New Years eve 2013) and continues with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks (the 11-piece 1920’s & ’30’s jazz band) appearing at Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and other concert halls in the Northeast. Last year he won his 2nd Grammy with the band, for their work on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire; recording with Nora Jones, Liza Minnelli, Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright, etc. On TV he has appeared on the Conan O’Brien show, Saturday Night Live, and backed up Dolly Parton on Letterman. He currently tours with Patti LuPone as a member of her 5-piece Gypsy Drifters, in concert halls from Carnegie to San Francisco’s Davies Hall.


He has appeared on numerous television programs including Late Night with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, Great performances (PBS) and As The World Turns (CBS). He has also been a featured soloist in a number of Broadway Shows, including the Lincoln Center production of "Anything Goes," and the 1990's Broadway revivals of "Guys and Dolls" and "Fiddler on the Roof." He has produced records of rock 'n' roll and jazz, and conducted on radio and television.


We're excited to have Mr. Stein make his first appearance at Redwood Coast Music Festival in 2018.






Andy Stein & Glenn Crytzer play

Performance Times:

VENUE                               DAY                      START 

 Morris Graves Museum           SAT                      12:00pm

  Ivory & Gold with Andy Stein

Morris Graves                          SUN                           1:30pm

 Ivory & Gold with Andy Stein

 Sequoia Center                         SAT                         3:00pm

  Dave Stuckey & Hoot Owls with Andy Stein

 Sequoia Center                         SAT                         3:00pm

  Dave Stuckey & Hoot Owls with Andy Stein & Katie Cavera

 Adorni Center                           FRI                         9:00pm

  Pappy & Junior's  All Star Western Swing - guest artist


 Adorni Center                           FRI                        10:30pm

  Pappy & Junior's  All Star Western Swing - guest artist


 Municipal Auditorium              SAT                        9:30pm

  Roomful of Blues - guest artist - Redwood Coast Blues

Red Lion Pacific                      SUN                         6:45pm

  Casserly, Leyland, Coots, Pikal & Stein - After Party