Genre: Songwriter, Storyteller
Vince Andrushko hails from the non-existent town of Arbakka in swampy southeastern Manitoba. Although there is a highway sign to direct you, it’s hard to say exactly when you’ve arrived. Unlike his locale, his music is a little easier to get into. From straight up country to toe-tappin’ two chord bluesy numbers to fictional tales with a touch of humour, it’s mashed roots and groovy. Served up with just enough salt, grease and sour cream to warm you in winter or keep you cool and breezin’ through an August heat wave.
Vince’s first album was unintended, but after listening back to a two hour recording session at Studio 11 in Winnipeg on a chilly New Year’s Day in 2007 (a gift from his brother Ryan), it was decided that a CD should be put together. The eleven solo acoustic tracks, each recorded in one shot, were packaged up and collectively dubbed, “FIRSTAKES”.
Album number two, “ALMOST HOME”, was recorded and produced by the great Jaxon Haldane under the Dollartone Records label. Leaning towards the country and folk side of the musical spectrum, it features some of Manitoba’s amazing musical talent including Jaxon himself on an array of instruments as well as Joanna Miller and Tom Fodey in the eversteady rhythm section.
Now in its completion stages, his third album, produced and recorded by his good friend, Jesse “Genius” Riemer, is turning into his strongest collection yet. A tour and album release have been scheduled for autumn. Currently, Vince is also fixing his roof and trying to keep raccoons out of his attic.
One more thing….Vince has had the honor of having his song “Sittin’ on the Fence” (co-written with Jesse Riemer), recorded by the one and only Big Dave McLean. How cool is that?