Musician Andrew Thelston combines his love of rock, funk, blues and jazz into a delicious and original sound for the listener. Born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina, Andrew was reared on early classic rock and pop music. Piano lessons and middle school band helped spark a fire and love for music. At age 12, he began his life long love affair with the electric guitar. He quickly developed a unique style and by his high school graduation, he was proficient on bass guitar and drums. While attending Western Carolina University’s Music Program, Andrew began expanding his musical vocabulary with Classical and Jazz studies, audio recording classes and constant gigs with various groups. After graduation, Andrew started a rock power trio called American Gonzos and began touring across the south east. Along with solo acoustic and vocal performances, Andrew has lent a hand as a session musician and producer for various projects through out the years. Thelston also DJ’s at WTZQ Radio in Hendersonville and Asheville FM in Asheville. His first solo album is slated for release in 2017.