August 12, 2011

Andy's Automatics take the stage at the August 18th SunRunner concert on the square.  Joining the Twisted Piston Car Show up Main St.  Some call their music traditional country, while others refer to it as hillbilly or Americana. Whatever label you choose, one thing is for certain, Andy’s Automatics showcases a pure, unadulterated original blend of real country music.

Formed in 2002, the band got off to a rousing introduction, opening for the renowned Junior Brown and Stray Cats’ bass guru Lee Rocker. A debut, self-titled 5-song EP was released in 2003 followed by their full-length CD “Things Have Changed” in 2006 and "Evergreen Motel" in 2010, both of which have received rave reviews.

Front man Andy Lubahn (guitarist/vocalist/songwr​iter) delivers catchy, interesting lyrics with flair. Experienced bassist/vocalist Jeff Verner brings the great ‘2-4 beat’ that has personified both traditional country and early rock and roll music. Playing pedal steel and guitar is Mike Soffa, a seasoned musician with a discerning ear. The backbone of the rhythm section is drummer Tom Hansen, an experienced multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. The talent and chemistry shared between these four musicians is evident both acoustically and visibly.

Don't forget the Menasha Farm Fresh Market from 2-6PM on the marina terrace right before the show.

Start your weekend's early this year in downtown Menasha with SunRunner where summer never ends.