Hailing from the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, La Crosse, WI based singer-songwriter Andy Hughes has spent the last 20 years soaking up the music and culture around him to create his own words and music. For much of that time, Andy has been the front man and main songwriter for the successful Alternative Reggae/Ska band, TUGG. With TUGG, Andy has toured with The Wailers, The Dirty Heads, Passafire, and more. He’s played shows with Ziggy Marley, Sublime with Rome, Bad Religion, and The English Beat. All 5 of the band’s last releases made the Top 5 of iTunes and Amazon’s Reggae Charts.
Hughes, however, is a a life-long fan of classic country music, especially, Johnny Cash. Other major song-writing inspirations include John Prine and Kris Kristofferson. With this new country-folk sound, Andy looks forward to traveling and sharing music from his debut “Heartland and Heartache” which was released in June of 2017.