Andru Bemis

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Andru Bemis
Born (1978-04-12) April 12, 1978 (age 40)
Carlsbad, New Mexico, U.S.
OriginSouth Haven, Michigan, U.S.
GenresFolk, Singer-Songwriter
Instrumentsvocals, banjo, guitar, fiddle, banjolele
Years active2001-present
LabelsWepecket Island Records, Eleven Records, Ground Vinyl Records
Associated actsJason Webley, Rachel Ries, John C. Reilly

Andru Bemis is an American musician from New Mexico, currently living in South Haven, Michigan.[1] He performs on the banjo, violin, guitar and banjo-ukulele (which he calls a "banjolele").[2] Bemis lives a minimalist lifestyle, and is known for his engaging live shows throughout the United States. He tours primarily by train, public transportation, and hitchhiking.[3][4][5][6]

Bemis has released three solo albums: "Plays Past His Bedtime" (2002), "Singer" (2004), and "Rail To Reel" (2006).[7][8] He has collaborated on albums with Jason Webley,[9][10] Trent Wagler & Jay Lapp,[11] Rachel Ries,[12] and Elisabeth Pixley-Fink.

Since 2007, Bemis has operated Foundry Hall, a non-profit, all-ages community center and performance venue in South Haven, Michigan.[13][14]



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  1. ^ "(03 January 2008). More on Foundry Hall manager. Kalamazoo Gazette". Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  2. ^ "Jorgenson, Laura (22 April 2010). Folk songs about life, sung from the heart. Knox Student". Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  3. ^ "Price, Jim (21 May 2007). Andru Bemis @ the Hitching Post, Altoona". Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  4. ^ "(February 2, 2007). Bemis Bringing Folk Sound To North Suburbs. Chicago Sun-Times". Archived from the original on 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  5. ^ "Zak, Annie (April 1, 2009). Andru Bemis Returns With Smiles, Kazoos. The Knox Student". Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  6. ^ "Williams, Rebecca (19 March 2007). Big Perks for Tiny Houses?. The Environment Report". 2007-03-19. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  7. ^ "Theiner, Manny (April 22, 2010). Wepecket Island Records promotes American roots-music revival. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  8. ^ "Garcia C., Carlos (November 2006). Andru Bemis: Rail To Reel (2006). Mundo Rock". . Mundo Rock. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  9. ^ Corazon, Billy (2009-07-01). "(01 July 2009) Imaginary Interview: Jason Webley. Three Imaginary Girls". Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  10. ^ Biese, Alex (2009-01-06). "Biese, Alex (06 January 2009) Jason Webley to spend "Days with You". Metromix". Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  11. ^ "(08 May 2008) Trent Wagler, Jay Lapp release new album, "Adrienna Valentine". Rocktown Weekly". Retrieved 2012-06-13.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Rachel Ries: For You Only. Waterbug Records". Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  13. ^ "Liberty, John (3 January 2008). Foundry Hall Aims To Be An Entertainment Destination. Kalamazoo Gazette". Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  14. ^ John Liberty. "Liberty, John (April 15, 2010). South Haven's Foundry Hall Still For Sale, Future Uncertain. Kalamazoo Gazette". Retrieved 2012-06-13.

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