Music has been an important hobby since Andy Bob Beaumont’s teens – singing, playing guitar, writing songs and collaborating with others in various bands. Since his retirement he has concentrated on developing his music.
His musical roots are in the Delta and country blues from the 1930s and this strongly flavours his song-writing while there are also influences from artists such as Dylan, Little Feat, Steely Dan, Bonnie Raitt and Ry Cooder.
Some original songs have emerged from life’s experiences and speak to emotions while others are less personal. His song-writing efforts have all been thoroughly subjected to live performances at many open-mics and gigs, some to emerge the better for it and remain on the playlists, others falling by the wayside.
Because his wife has for many years been stricken with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), housebound and mostly bed-bound, all profits from his live performances and recorded material are donated to the M.E. Association to help fund biomedical research into this awful illness.
“Shed Songs”, a solo album of original songs, was released in 2016 on the
Turquoise Coal label and is available from: www.andybobbeaumont.bandcamp.com/album/shed-songs
For album reviews see: https://andybobbeaumont.com/about/songs/reviews/
Several songs from the album have featured regularly on local and on-line radio stations.
As well as performing as a solo artist, he also plays with his brother Geoff (the Beaumont Brothers) and as lead singer in a blues-jazz-rock band (the Scapegoats: https://www.cegrecords.com/scapegoats)
Details of all his music can be found on www.andybobbeaumont.com including forthcoming gigs: https://andybobbeaumont.com/events-gigs/