Cowboy Hat Blues
Ace Andres is keeping the diverse San Francisco sound alive with the release of Cowboy Hat Blues. His songs are a heartfelt blend of Chicago blues, Nashville country, Texas honky-tonk and Detroit rock layered with guitar riffs that just won't quit. Ace isn't afraid to let his roots show. Born and raised in the delta region of Northern California by parents who owned a nightclub, he was destined for a career in music. His Arkansas-born mother made sure he had a healthy helping of Grand Ole Opry along the way. Moving to the Bay Area when he was 17 and eventually meeting rock impresario Bill Graham sealed his fate as part of the San Francisco music scene. After a tour of duty in Vietnam, Ace and his guitar traveled to clubs from Boston to Los Angeles, and even Japan. His most memorable onstage moment was in the early '90s in San Antonio, Texas, shortly after Stevie Ray Vaughan died. 'I played 'The Sky is Crying.' I thought I was taking a huge risk, but the house went crazy. I became an honorary Texan that night.' His debut CD, Cowboy Hat Blues, showcases his songwriting talents too. Cowboy Hat Blues. Buy it. Play it loud. It will make you feel good.