When we caught up with Andrew Scotchie last year, we though he couldn’t be any busier than he already was. He proved us wrong.
Andrew Scotchie and his River Rats are blazing a trail of music success, right through 2019.
We asked Scotchie what he and his band have been up to, since last winter’s tour.
This summer’s tour is even more expansive for Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats, adding several new destinations and venues to the line up.
“On August 16th we will be at Memorial Park in Helena Montana, as part of the 2nd Annual Bikes, Hikes & Brews Music Festival that Lewis & Clark Brewing put on,” Scotchie says.
In addition to their multi-state tour, Scotchie and The River Rats have been working tirelessly on new music. They will be releasing several brand new singles this fall, and then releasing their new record after the first of the year.
“This September, a track called “Stepping Stone” is being released, and its proving to be our most eclectic work yet. The song was produced by Matt Williams in Asheville, NC at Eagle Room Studios, and some truly magical moments were captured. Matt was fantastic in helping us create a really unique composition that called back on elements of the last album but introduced new sounds unheard of to our fans. Lenny Pettinelli from Empire Strikes Brass is featured on the track playing organ/mellotron/clavinet,” says Scotchie. “We go back into the Eagle Room this fall to record some more songs and we are planning a video for “Stepping Stone” as well. We will be teasing some artwork and audio soon.”
Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats kick off their Summer Out West Tour in August, playing shows in Idaho, Montana, Utah and Colorado.
We asked Scotchie what venues he’s most excited about returning to this year. “I’m pumped to play the festival in Helena, but I’m also very excited about our show August 24th at the Old Town Pub in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It’s such a great venue run by amazing people and this time through, we are featuring a special Rolling Stones/Hendrix tribute we have dubbed the ‘Rolling Experience’,” he said. “We can’t wait for that. We will also be taking the Rolling Experience to Kansas City on the way home, August 29th & 30th, for a two night run at Westport Saloon,” Scotchie said. “Learning some of these classics has really opened me up as a guitar player and us as a band, and its just such fun material to play in a power trio.”
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