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“Andy Hyland You could call the second act on Friday’s bill a bluesman and you would be entirely correct! To be more descriptive, you might say that Andy Hyland is a growling, groaning, shuffling, sliding, flat picking, harmonica playing animal. Andy’s skill is homegrown. He is self-taught and readily admits that he hasn’t had much music theory. But for Andy, the blues isn’t something you learn to play; it’s something that springs up from the gut—something felt as much as played. And in listening to his records or watching him live, whether he’s playing a cover or an original, whether the song has those mournful blues lyrics or is one of his instrumental masterpieces, the emotion is palpable, exactly as it ought to be. Catch Andy at Lemmon’s on January 7th with No Man's Law, Insomniac Folklore, and Han Ma and the Camaros. You can find more information on Andy, his blues, and his performance schedule on his facebook page.”