Performing Arts: Music; Sound Engineer
Born and raised in the hills of Mendocino County, Lincoln Andrews has devoted his life to studying and producing the art of sound and music. After graduating from a digital sound arts program in the San Fransisco Bay Area, Lincoln and his father built a remote cabin in Dos Rios to use as a home base and artist retreat from the travels to come.
Photo by Sharon Garner
Shortly thereafter, Lincoln built a career as a freelance sound engineer in the city of San Francisco. Teaching music production courses at the Academy of Art University, working for venues like the SFJAZZ Center and the Boom Boom Room, as well as doing sound in the corporate world for Facebook, Google, and many others. After finding himself working long hours for multiple companies in order to stay afloat in the exorbitant economy of SF, he realized he had put his music in the background of his life. He decided to give it all up, move to New York City and put all his time and energy into playing the bass. This was short lived, as it turned out the life of a NYC musician is a difficult one. Performing a summer tour with his older brother ‘Blue Luke’ in his home county of Mendocino reinvigorated the idea of returning home.
The pandemic hit us hard, and artists got the worst of it. An entire two years of paid events were cancelled. Lincoln took his chances on the road and drove to Mexico with a fellow musician. He immediately found himself performing in three different bands and was able to make a living as a musician for the following two years.
Lincoln has since settled in the town of Fort Bragg, building a small sound company capable of providing audio production services (recording/mixing/mastering), live sound reinforcement, and a fat low end for all the local bands. With over 10 years of teaching experience and 15 years of performing experience, Lincoln has his hands and ears in all aspects of music in this community. He channels the unique experiences he has acquired from around the world and expresses them directly through his instrument. Do not miss the chance to see and hear Lincoln Andrews perform in your area.
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Lincoln Andrews’ Live Music May, 2023
Wednesday, May 3rd
Chad Swimmer Latin/Salsa Night
Performing classic salsa standards mixed with some latin jazz. Featuring Alejandro del Valle, Gabe Yanez, and Chad Swimmer.
Friday, May 5th
Smiling Dogs Tasting Room
This venue has been supporting live jazz for years, and is the perfect place to enjoy a bottle of wine and listen to our group. One of my most favorite groups to play in reunite, to play a variety of jazz standards and jam session grooves to keep the mind activated and the body moving. Featuring Carlos Hernandez, Gabriel Yanez and Drew Louden.
Saturday May 6th
The T-UP Lounge
Alejandro del Valle Quartet
A virtuoso transplant from France, and hailing originally from Cuba. Playing a mixture of jazz and latin, focusing heavily on afro-cuban grooves and up-tempo improvisation. Debut performance with Carlos Hernandez on trumpet! Featuring Alejandro Del Valle, Carlos Hernandez, and Gabriel Yanez.
Friday, May 12th
Boho Manor Speakeasy
Lincoln Andrews Trio
Bringing my new Cuban friend down to Sonoma county for some burning latin jazz. This super cool speakeasy is hidden behind a bookshelf in an upscale inn called the Boho Manor. Featuring Alejandro del Valle and Zachary Morris on drums.
Saturday, May 13th
Lincoln Andrews Duo
Feeling fortunate to have the opportunity to perform in this local yet luxurious pub. Due to the very intimate setting, I will be keeping it simple and playing duo with my friend Alejandro del Valle on piano.
Saturday, May 20th
Lincoln Andrews Duo
Feeling fortunate to have the opportunity to perform in a local yet luxurious pub. Due to the very intimate setting, I will be keeping it simple and playing duo with my friend Alejandro del Valle on piano.
Sunday, May 21st
Alejandro del Valle Trio
Nothing beats sunshine, wine, and jazz in the beautiful Anderson Valley. Featuring Alejandro del Valle and Gabe Yanez on drums.
Friday, May 26th
Lincoln Andrews & the Runabout
Drew “Vinson” Louden
Starting the evening will be our friend Drew performing all original music. Gabe and myself have been rehearsing his material to produce the talented guitarist/songwriter’s debut album! Afterwards will be an epic jam by the Runabout with Drew joining us. Featuring Kyle Madrigal, Drew Louden, Gabe Yanez, and Mario Vela.
Mendocino Latin Jazz Group: “Cross Currents” https://www.facebook.com/mendocrosscurrents
Experimental Live Electronica: “Ketracell” http://ketracell.com
Jazz/Rock Fusion: “Blue Luke & The Elements” https://blueluke.bandcamp.com/album/the-elements
Emerald Triangle Jazz Trio: “ET Jazz” https://etjazz.bandcamp.com/
Music and Circus Festival for Children on the Turkish/Syrian border:
“Flying Carpet Festival” https://www.flyingcarpetfestival.org/