In Andy’s Ramble, Andy is teaming up with his childhood friends:
Gene Yellin, guitar, a 40 year veteran of the New York bluegrass scene. Gene has played with Hazel Dickens, Breakfast Special (Kenny Kosek, Andy Statman, etc), Yellin Grass (with his bluegrass banjo playing brother, Bob), Eastbound Freight and American Flyer (with Ben Freed). He has recorded with Hazel Dickens and Gene Lowinger. He is critically recognized as one of the best bluegrass singers to come out of the New York area.
Marc Horowitz, banjo, is a nationally recognized banjo virtuoso in both Scruggs and Clawhammer styles. He won his first banjo contest at the Philadelphia Folk Festival in 1966. He has recorded or toured with Doc Watson, Steve Goodman, Tom Paxton, Hall & Oates, Judy Collins and others. His former banjo students include Bela Fleck. He was the catalyst in forming his first bluegrass band (in 1965) which included Andy and Gene.
They are joined by:
Tim Kiah is on bass and vocals. Tim is from Newton, Mass. In the past 10 years he has established himself in the New York bluegrass, jazz and classical musical scenes and has earned numerous accolades and compiled a long list of musical accomplishments.