R. Andrew (aka Andy) has been writing songs and performing since 1982. This is his first ArtStream show, and he has found the role of Music Director to be a very rewarding opportunity. Andy got his first guitar from a Portland, Oregon pawnshop for his 18th birthday in 1981 and began teaching himself to play. This began a lifelong journey of developing as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Over the past 4 decades Andy performed as a solo artist and with bands on the west and east coasts. He has been a registered BMI artist since 2010. Andy would have liked to explore a full-time music career, but after earning his Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1986, he chose the steady work of becoming a professional social worker. He went on to earn his Master of Social Work Degree in 1991 and joined the U.S. Public Health Service. He continued to write music and play in bands “on the side” while serving in a variety of assignments as a Commissioned Officer. In 2021, Andy retired after 30 years of service, which opened the door to spending more time on music. You can explore his music on his YouTube channel www.youtube. com/@R.AndrewHuntMusic Andy currently does part- time independent social work consulting, and also works part-time as an Usher for the Baltimore Orioles. He lives in Mount Airy, MD with his wife Teresa.
Date: May 9, 2023