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“Andru Bemis Visits Tulsa For First Time” — article and photos by R.J. Slately

By R.J. Slately, Dec. 2015 Singer-songwriter and string instrumentalist Andru Bemis recently visited Tulsa, Oklahoma for the first time, to the delight of audiences and the benefit of numerous musical instruments. Bemis—who tours nationally, regularly impressing with his driving clawhammer banjo playing, old-time Irish fiddling, nimble finger-picking on the guitar, humorous and heartfelt songs, and crowd-friendly personality—arrived in mid-October and played…

West Michigan bands that ‘folking’ rock

Multi-instrumentalist, South Haven native and Renaissance man Andru Bemis has spent the past decade or so making his way across the country carrying his instruments on his back, spreading folk songs like apple seeds as he goes. Bemis is a churched-up version of the hobo you imagine in the back of a railcar, picking on…

The Womacks, Andru Bemis rock local venue

… “Andru Bemis, hailing from South Haven, Mich., opened the evening at 7 p.m. and thrilled the audience for about an hour. Bemis’ songs were story-like. He had great stage presence and a good sense of humor. To top that, Bemis was a wizard on the acoustic guitar, fiddle and banjo. Bemis, 35, travels from…

Interview & article — Reforma

“… Andru representa una especie en extincion: la del artista inspirado en la vida de los trovadores medievales y la sensualidad romantica que vaga por el mundo cantando historias sobre el arraigo a la tierra, la busqueda de un mundo sagrado y la insondable tragedia del amor imposible …”  — “Triste en un tren,” Hugo…

Concert review from Phyllis’ Musical Inn

… Andru Bemis, on the other hand, lives just as much on the road as in southwest Michigan, where he coordinates the music at Foundry Hall in South Haven. Sometimes you can just tell by looking at someone that they’re full of stories- and you could tell from Bemis’ old suit and derby hat that…

Review from WPSU–FM [Lemont, PA]

“Andru Bemis is a modern folk singer who sounds like he should be on some dusty old 78 record. The way he plays clawhammer banjo and nylon-string guitar, you can tell that all he does is play music. He has a beautiful voice that breaks one way to a cry and another way to a…

Review from A.V. Club [Madison, WI]

“… road-ramblin’ folk songs clatter with quickly plucked banjo and agreeable, gritty lyrics about railroads, crawdads, and the like.” — The A.V. Club [Madison, WI]