Monterey, Tenn. — Andrew Buckner a mandolinist/guitarist from middle Tennessee who performs and records in the Nashville area has announced the release of his EP Coffee and a Good Book.
About the project Buckner said, "Coffee and a Good Book was born out of the desire to record a great mandolin, in a simple, delicate, and intimate way.
"The Northfield Model M proved to be the perfect instrument for this project as it was extremely responsive, even to the most delicate touch, and recorded such a complex tone no matter what was asked of it. As far as the tunes were concerned, I wanted to provide a good sampling of my journey as a player.
"No track made it to this EP unless I genuinely enjoyed playing it, and as one can see from the eclectic song list, I drew inspiration from a variety of genres and sounds."
- Earl Grey in the Morn
- Somewhere over the Rainbow
- Jerusalem Ridge
- Coffee and a Good Book
The title track from the recording Coffee and a Good Book.
Andrew began performing, primarily on the guitar, in 2004, and studied music at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. Since graduation, Andrew has played hundreds of shows in the Southeast and Midwest. During this time, he recorded three, albums with the band Steel Bridge and performs regularly with the group. In the fall of 2012, Andrew worked briefly as guitarist with the band Wisewater featuring Forrest O'Connor and Kate Lee. In 2015, he switched his performance/recording focus to mandolin, and has been featured on multiple studio projects since.