Andy is originally from Trenton and now resides in Kingston, Ontario.
Andy started playing Steel Guitar at the age of 15 and took lessons from local musician Phil Forsythe. In 1994 Andy was offered an audition with Universal recording artist Jason McCoy. He was then offered the privilege to be Jason’s Pedal Steel Guitar Player.
During the following seven years and many tours across Canada Andy was nominated by the Canadian Country Music Association; 5 times CCMA Pedal Steel Player of the Year and 3 times CCMA Back Up Band of the Year.
Andy was presented with a Gold Album from Jason McCoy and Universal Records in 2000.
In 2001 Andy was voted and awarded Back Up Band of the Year for his 3rd nomination.
In 2002 and 2004 Andy was awarded Pedal Steel Guitar Player of the Year by the CCMA.