The music of Andrew North is precisely what you would expect to listen to on a cheery Saturday night at your favorite Bean Town jazz club. As New England as a delicious cup of clam chowder or a walk by the seacoast, Andrew North's cheery piano melodies, and uplifting lyrics have that unifying feel to them; they evoke a strong sense of community. Backed by former bandmate and good friend Pete Casselman on drums, North stepped into a Burlington, VT studio to record Lost City, his first EP released in March that encompasses years of musical and personal discoveries.Read More
Terry Grosvenor of Newport performs as Terry Taffinder, and her son Andrew Grosvenor of Concord, N.H., performs as Andrew North. Each created albums of at least 10 songs or 35 minutes of music during the month of February.Read More
If you’re a regular reader of the Insider or a regular fan of the local music scene, you’ve probably seen the name – and probably the person, too – Andrew North. Maybe you’ve seen it as Andrew of the North, or you’ve seen the full-band version called Andrew North and the Rangers. The point is, it’s all the same guy (with sometimes different accompanying members), Andrew Grosvenor of Concord, and he has a new solo album out. He also has a show coming up at Penuche’s this Saturday night, where he’ll likely be playing cuts from the new album as well as some older stuff.
Concord musician Andrew of the North, aka Andrew Grosvenor, recently released his debut solo album, “Ursa Verde,” and is celebrating with a two-set show at Area 23 this Friday featuring a couple opening acts and his newly created trio.
Grosvenor grew up in Rhode Island and began playing piano at the age of three thanks to his mom, who is also a musician. He moved to Vermont after college with his band, The Woodshed. After the band went its separate ways, Grosvenor took about a decade off from music before embarking on his solo career as Andrew of the North. We caught up with Grosvenor last week in anticipation of his show to get all the details about his album, life in general and how you can listen to his new tunes.Read More
Locals may know New Hampshire-based pianist Andrew Grosvenor from his frequent appearances in Burlington, including the weekly Family Night jam sessions at SideBar and his own monthly residency at Radio Bean. Additionally, he played in the long-defunct Burlington group Woodshed. His mythic current moniker, Andrew of the North, aligns with the grandiose tunes of his latest album, Ursa Verde.Read More
One month. One album. It may be a lot of work, but why not?
In November, writers have National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Beginning in 2005, The Wire in Portsmouth proposed the RPM Challenge for February, which was already Album Writing Month. Musicians have 28 days to come up with either 10 songs or 35 minutes of music with cover art.Read More