With a background in classical violin, bluegrass, and country, Andy adds depth and fire to any ensemble. He has performed and recorded with many artists including The Devil Makes Three, Rita Hosking, The West Nile Ramblers, The Brothers Comatose, and Nicki Bluhm. After many years of performing in California, Andy relocated to Austin, Texas in 2011 and began playing with Silas Lowe, The Sieker Band, Cornell Hurd and many others. Check out the events page to find out where he’ll be playing next!
Generally speaking there are two kinds of musicians: those who are highly schooled or trained, and those who are more intuitive and self-taught. It is the rare player who is able to meld the two. Andy Lentz is one of those: skillful, tasteful, intuitive, quick to learn, great intonation. I have used him in the studio and played with Andy on stage; the guy can flat-out play.” — Richie Lawrence
Andy is a team player, yet he can take the lead and work the room, when needed, and he has a great sense of humor.” — Joe Craven
Andy Lentz’s fiddle bow is like a lightning rod that conducts unbridled joy... but the notes are controlled, creative and right in the pocket. I love his playing.” — Brennen Leigh