Guitarist, bassist and composer Andy Cymerman hails from Amherst, N.Y. where he grew up playing guitar and bass with a variety of ensembles. He was heavily influenced by late 60's psychedelia as well as American and British blues guitarists. During the Amherst years his emphasis was on live performance with large doses of improvisation whenever possible. Moving west coincided with a shift to composing and recording as the prime directive. After lengthy stints in San Francisco and Honolulu, he currently resides, composes and records in the Los Angeles area.