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]

Review from Isthmus [Madison, WI]

“Straddling the boundary between punk rock and mountain music, Bemis is known for taking traditional songs most people have never heard and adapting them in ways that are both inventive and memorable.”  — The Isthmus [Madison, WI]

Review from Knox Student [Galesburg, IL]

If you cross a vagabond with a bottle of whiskey and a few banjo strings, the outcome is likely to be folk singer Andru Bemis. Playing a half an hour late on Wednesday, Bemis graced Post Lobby with his presence at 7:30 p.m., a venue with which he is much familiar. Having played at Knox…