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Hack Andrews to perform two holiday concerts

WALSENBURG- Award-winning Nashville songwriter and Classical/Flamenco guitarist Hack Andrews has local roots and two upcoming appearances in the area:

    The first show is at the Fox Theatre in Walsenburg-Thursday, Dec 18 at 7 pm.  Doors open at 6:30.  Admission is $5, Kids 12 and under FREE.  The second performance is at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts in La Veta

Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 7 pm.  Doors open at 6:30, and admission is $5.

    Andrews will perform an upbeat program of original Pop, Country and Folk songs, arrangements of your favorite holiday tunes as well as a few classical guitar selections!  Sponsored by KSPK FM/TV, The Huerfano Journal and the Fox Theatre.

    Bio: Hack Andrews was on track to become the next big thing in the Classical Guitar world, making his symphonic debut at age 15 and winning numerous major contests, including the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) Competition.

    But as his classical career was taking shape, Hack′s love of songwriting was taking over. After touring for a year during college with his Boulder, CO-based Folk/Pop group, Acoustic Radio, Andrews decided it was time to make the move to Music City. Two years and three songwriting notebooks later, he finds himself in the middle of record deal negotiations and has a new album, a major 2009 tour planned, and a growing reputation as one of the premier young performing songwriters in Nashville.

    ­Andrews has been called, "The John Mayer of Country", with lush-yet-gritty vocals, a virtuosic approach to the guitar, and a writing style similar to that of Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Blake Shelton.  Hack was named one of the Top Ten New Artists of 2007 by Soundsugar, and several of his songs have found their way into regular radio rotation, including his current single, "The Last Love Song."

    But before he achieved national touring status, Hack spent summers during high school playing guitar at the Timbers Restaurant in Cuchara, life guarding at the Walsenburg pool and working at the golf course.  The son of La Veta llama ranchers Charlie and Sandy Hackbarth, Andrews also made several in-school appearances for Charlie′s elementary school students!  Hack′s very first fans had the opportunity to hear "The Last Love Song" years before it would be broadcast over the airways!   

    "I′m always excited to play at home, but this holiday show at the Fox is going to be special for me. I will be showing off again in front of my very first fans from Washington Elementary School.  Can′t wait to see you all again at the show!"