Released in 2006. The Andy Rau Band performs progressive bluegrass music. Andy formed the band 20 years ago with the intent of showcasing new material, illustrating the versatility of the 5-string banjo and breaking the mold of the homogeneous music that was being played with folk instrumentation. All the musicians are familiar with a wide variety of musical styles which enables each song to shape it's own identity without borrowing from old tried-and-true formulas. The four-piece group featuring Andy Rau on banjo and guitar, Les Johnson on guitar and slide, Evan Anderson on mandolin and George Boravich on bass bring Andy's thoughtful lyrics alive with a blend of folk, rock, pop and bluegrass. From the very beginning and through it's continuing evolution the band has always been true to it's roots which reflect the diverse musical backdrop that is Southern California. In 2006, after a long hiatus from the studio, The Andy Rau Band has re-emerged on Anchovy Artists Records with the release of fifteen original compositions on the CD Higher Ground. This recording continues to introduce inventive new material to the world of acoustic music. Thanks for the visit! If you enjoy our music feel free to join our mailing list. We send an occasional newsletter to keep you informed about performances and recordings. To join just send us an email or you can sign up on our official site. The links for both are provided by CD Baby on this page! CHECK OUT OUR PRIOR RELEASES Enter the album titles below in the search Penny Moon Different Man.