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Andrea Potts began playing music in 1986. She never intended to be a guitar player, but her first guitar was an extremely affordable $20 - much cheaper than the keyboard she wanted to buy. In 1989, she purchased a 12-string for $35 at a garage sale, and fell in love with the full sound of the instrument. She has been playing a 12 string ever since, and has written over 120 songs.
Described as a powerful performer with intense, intelligent lyrics, and dynamic stage presence, she has enchanted audiences since 1991. Potts rarely sings covers, and has five hours of original material available ranging from folk music to hard alternative rock. She is an extremely skilled rhythm guitar player with in impeccable sense of timing, and the rich sound of her 12 string adds depth to her already multilayered lyrical tones and meanings. Her vocal range is impressive, and she uses it to deliver her songs with great skill and finesse.
She has performed all over Northern California and the Midwest. She has played the Whole Earth Festival in Davis, CD two years in a row; at a benefit for Amnesty International in Davis, CA; at countless Women's Music Concerts in Northern California and South Dakota; at countless Singer/Songwriter showcases in SD and WI; has played for 7 years at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in multiple venues there, at the Deer Mountain Music Festival at Terry Peak, SD; at 5 of the benefit concerts for Gathering Of Eagles in Rapid City, SD; 4 times at the Daily Grind's Jamfest in Rapid City, SD; her band placed 3rd in Battle of the Bands at the Civic Center in Rapid City, South Dakota; and she performed with Chris Schiflett of the Foo Fighters on the steps of the Capitol in Madison, WI, during the budget bill protests. Photo credit for this page: Elizabeth McConnell
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