Singer-songwriter, and wandering storyteller Andrew Biagiarelli is releasing his debut album VAGABOND on Thursday April 19th. A full-band album release show and party will be held at The Stand: Roadside BBQ & Market Saturday April 21st at 8 pm.
VAGABOND has been in the making for about 18 months, starting with a crowdfunding campaign which was launched in November 2016. Andrew recorded the album with acclaimed producer and multi-instrumentalist Eric Lichter at Dirt Floor Studio in Haddam, CT. Over the course of many sessions throughout the year of 2017, Andrew was joined by a whole cadre of CT-based musicians, including Atticus Kelly who plays piano and organ for the Hartford-based rock band McLovins, making the album a true statewide endeavor. The result is an album that tells a tale of a young man seeking and, at times, even finding the spiritual and physical freedom he so craves.
Bridgeport-based songwriter and musician That Virginia says of Andrew’s new album,
“In the age of single releases, Andrew Biagiarelli has tapped into the art of making an album that is cohesive, where all the songs are different but fit together like tracks of a train. Bring it with you on your next road trip, or listen for inspiration to feed your wanderlust - with your eyes closed, allowing its images to show themselves to you.”
Andrew Biagiarelli is a Stony Creek native. Having grown up in this little bohemian hamlet of Branford, he felt the timeless urge to travel very early in life. After finishing high school in East Lyme he wasted no time packing his bags and heading west. He made it from Connecticut all the way to California on less than $1000 in the early summer of 2005, driving a battered old 1987 Chevy Caprice the entire way. It is one of the classic pilgrimages of young Americans - heading west to seek opportunity and adventure on the frontier, and he found plenty of both. He has translated those experiences into a sonic adventure in the form of a classic album of eight songs.