"Sandy Andina is truly a versatile artist, she composes great songs with ease, either witty, or poignant, and plays guitar or dulcimer to suit the style and mood of the composition she is accompanying. Sandy supported me at several conferences, and also picked up my material with ease, and I felt truly supported by her" .
"Sandy Andina offers us not only her finely-honed songs and musical expertise, but generous helpings of presence, poise, humor, warmth, wit and welcoming spirit, both in performance and in person. We're very lucky to have her among us."
“Sandy Andina has won the fourth annual “Songsalive! Songwriter of The Year Award.” Andina is a veteran of the Chicago folk scene, with detours along the way into rock & roll, comedy, politics and motherhood—all of which inform her incisive original songs.”
“Songsalive! is pleased to announce our fourth yearly SONGSALIVE! SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD. The AWARD for 2013 was given to SANDY ANDINA, from Chicago, Illinois. Sandy Andina is a veteran of the Chicago folk scene, with detours along the way into rock & roll, comedy, politics and motherhood--all of which inform her incisive original songs, serious & funny. As a solo artist, Sandy plays acoustic guitar and mountain dulcimer, but in collaboration doubles on bass guitar, harmonica and baritone ukelele. Her solo debut CD of all originals, "Ghosts & Angels," was released on the Essay label in 2001. In 2006 along with Susan Urban in the duo SASS!, they released "Album One," on which slightly more than half the songs are Sandy's originals. With her current singing partner, Stephen Lee Rich, their duo, Andina & Rich have two albums out: 2006's "Because We Can" on Travenia, the title track of which was a Dr. Demento favorite, and 2010's "Two Guitars, a Dulcimer and an Attitude" on Dul”