Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Andrew Belle and Ten out of Tenn

Andrew Belle (a Chicago and Nashville-based singer/songwriter) performing "Static Waves"

The original Ten out of Tenn debuted in 2005 and consisted of ten Nashville "Pop" musicians with over thirty albums released between them. Nine of these original artists will tour this winter and have invited Andrew Belle to join them.

Andrew Belle: In His Own Words

"Since I was a child, I've always been around music; taught to appreciate the art form but only at a reasonable distance. My parents never let me listen to the radio or any kind of secular music until I was well into High-school. Before that, in Junior high, I recall making mix tapes from local radio stations during the day, and then lying in bed at night listening to all the pop hits of that time through a small, plastic walkman that I had received a few Christmases earlier. Third Eye Blind, the Counting Crows, the Verve Pipe...these were the artists that first welcomed me into the world of meaningful pop-music. The first album that I ever bought for myself was the Counting Crow's 'August and Everything After' when I was a sophomore in High-school. It had already been out for several years at that point, but I can still remember sneaking it up to my room and listening to it very softly out of the dusty Sony boom-box in my bedroom; pouring over every melody and marveling over the lyrical genious in Adam Duritz; thinking, 'maybe I can do this someday?' Not that I think of myself now as important to music as Adam Duritz or the Counting Crows have been, nor do I even dare to compare myself to such talent, but thinking back on my earliest experiences with music, there is no doubt that those quiet moments spent alone in my bedroom shaped my desires and passions and gave me the hope to make my small mark on this world, one song at a time."

Upcoming Andrew Belle Dates
Oct 29 - Pour House - Bloomington, IN
Nov 3 - Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA
Nov 4 - Dolores Park Cafe - San Francisco, CA
Nov 12 - SPACE - Evanston, IL w/ Greg Laswell
Nov 20 - Uncommon Ground - Chicago, IL

Ten Out of Tenn Tour Dates
Nov 27 - Chelsea's - Baton Rouge, LA
Nov 28 - The Loft - Dallas, TX
Nov 30 - Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ
Dec 1 - Troubadour - LA, CA
Dec 2 - Independent - San Francisco, CA
Dec 3 - Jon Henry's - Eugene, OR
Dec 4 - Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
Dec 6 - Doug Fir - Portland, OR
Dec 8 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 9 - Everyday Joe's - Ft. Collins, CO
Dec 10 - Bluebird - Denver, CO
Dec 11 - Sokol - Omaha, NE
Dec 12 - Duck Room - St. Louis, MO
Dec 13 - Exit / In - Nashville, TN


Rick said...

Cool! I LOVE Andrew Belle and TOT!!! Of course, Andrew is my son :)
It's so great when you love your kid's music!!! ~Rick

K. Telle said...

Proud poppas are more than welcomed to comment!