Thursday, March 11, 2010

In Joyland with Andy McKee


I like to pretend that Kansas-based guitarist Andy McKee is a jazz musician. Who, after all, wouldn't want to claim ownership of such a gifted and wildly popular cult artist. The embedded "Hunter's Moon" video has garnered 35,000 views in just three weeks. The song is available on McKee's forthcoming album Joyland.

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All seventeen Plastic Sax readers should be advised that I'm taking a bit of a blogger's break. Plastic Sax will resume near the end of March.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"All seventeen Plastic Sax readers should be advised that I'm taking a bit of a blogger's break. Plastic Sax will resume near the end of March."

Outrageous! What are we going to do? Actually go to a gig?

http://www.youtube.com/user/JazzVideoGuy?blend=2&ob=1

Anonymous said...

Make that 16 readers! If you're taking a break I'm done.

Ben Leifer said...

I took guitar lessons from Andy at Steam Music in Topeka for a year before switching to bass, and he remained one of my bass teachers for the rest of my time in Kansas. He is an incredible musician and a beautiful soul and I have been following his career since he won 3rd place in the Winfield Finger style Championship. I am soooo glad to see him getting the recognition he deserves. He has been a huge inspiration for me and every time I show someone his music they are completely blown away. Thanks for posting this! You made my day,
Ben Leifer

Neal - Sax Station said...

Cool video! Thanks for sharing. Definitely has a lot of skill and musicality.

Happy In Bag said...

I had no idea, Ben. That explains a lot...

Anonymous said...

finally was able to view this on my home computer and was enthralled. immediately went to itunes and downloaded the entire cd... which includes 4 videos, including Hunter's Moon. very cool. thanks for posting, happy! - mike t.

Happy In Bag said...

I occasionally consider signing up for an "affiliate" program with vendors, Mike T. That way I would have make a few cents when you purchased McKee. I always decide, however, to keep Plastic Sax "pure."

Matt Stevens said...

Lots of awesome - brilliant