Andy Palmer is a former New York City public defender whose three years of living and working in Brooklyn’s trenches clearly provide fodder for the painful truths and ruggedness of his alternative folk-rock sound.
Palmer’s distinctively gritty vocals and hard luck tales have garnered him favorable comparisons to Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, and Leonard Cohen. Westword Magazine has listed his music as some of “Denver’s Best,” calling it “timeless” and “epic”. At the national level, Palmer was named by Indie-music.com in the top 15 new independent artists of 2011 and 2012. Interstatelive.com says: “Voices like this have not come to the forefront of the music scene since the likes of Louis Armstrong and Tom Waits.” Jive Wired enthuses: "Andy Palmer is an amazing talent and his honest and raw vocals serve to superbly compliment his wonderful arrangements." Target Audience Magazine says: “Andy Palmer is an artist to keep an eye on.”
In addition, his music has been featured in multiple independent films. Based in part on these notable successes, producer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray) hand-selected Palmer to work with and produced his second CD Hazard of the Die. Released this past spring, Hazard has been called "simply one of the best albums of 2013," and Palmer's compelling stage presence during live performances makes him one of Colorado's most promising new musicians.