Posted on Jun 15, 2012 in Bio | 4 comments
Guitarist Andy Reiss left his hometown of San Francisco and moved to Nashville in 1981 after having played in a variety of less-than-stellar rock, show and casino bands. One of his first contacts in Nashville was legendary producer and steel guitarist Pete Drake, who introduced and oriented Reiss to the inner workings of the local studio scene. Reiss first Nashville session was an album for the actor Slim Pickens, a session that also involved such A-Team pickers as Drake, Charlie McCoy, Bob Moore, Pete Wade, Pig Robbins and the Jordanaires. “Talk about an education!” Reiss exclaims regarding that breakthrough experience. He has been a studio mainstay ever since and has played on hundreds of hit records, including two that went on to win Grammy awards: B. J. Thomas’ “Amazing Grace” and the Reba McEntire-Linda Davis No. 1 duet, “Does He Love You.” Reiss has recorded with many jazz greats as well, including Pete Christlieb, Beegee Adair, Benny Golson and as a member of the Lori Mechem Quartet
And recommended "Count Basie – Live at the Sands" to me – one of the absolute best albums ever!
Met Andy last night playing with Cris Scruggs
What an honor
My husband and I met Andy at the Redding,ca show fri night. What a great guy and awesome musician. Definitly need to go visit and enjoy the music next time we are in Nashville. Thanks Andy for a great show.
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