AMPLIFIED: Andy Gruhin
“John Mayer who wants to punch you in the face.”
WHAT THEY JERK TO:
Raised on Bruce Springsteen, Gruhin’s modern favorites include Say Anything, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, as well as progressive metal bands like Periphery.
WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN:
With tight, hard-rocking sounds and incredibly catchy hooks, Gruhin explores ideas in his lyrics normally found in other singer-songwriter type artists.
HOW HE STARTED:
Gruhin started playing guitar at 17 after a breakup. He had a lot of anger issues, but instead of smashing the guitar, he began writing songs. Four years later, he’s still at it.
WHERE YOU CAN LISTEN:
Gruhin’s Facebook page can direct you to everywhere his music is available, including his new EP Cobwebs, available on Bandcamp.
UNLIKEY SOURCE OF INSPIRATION:
Gruhin reads Shakespeare, watches old movies such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and looks up to iconic actors such as Steve McQueen and James Dean.
Before sitting down to write, he eats a big bowl of Pho, a Vietnamese noodle-based soup, and drinks Maker’s Mark whiskey to put him in the perfect songwriting mindset.