Andrew Delaney is an unorthodox singer/songwriter, storyteller, and producer from Arlington, TX. He has spent the last few years touring throughout the U.S. and winning numerous awards and accolades for his writing, as well as having his songs performed and recorded by other artists. Legendary folk DJ Rich Warren once called him “The Alfred Hitchcock of singer/songwriters”. His songs are informed as much by the lyrics-as-literature styles of Tom Waits and James McMurtry as they are by the camp and audacity of The Rocky Horror Picture Show; and are notable for their wit, candor, and often their dark humor. He sells them on the internet for about a dollar.
Delaney has been writing songs since he was eleven years old, when he produced a demo of terrible middle school country tunes. He has made few missteps since then, however, creating a slew of quality albums like Whatever Still Remains (2018), The Escape Artist (2017), and Stricken, Smitten, & Afflicted (2015). His newest album, The Villain is Right! (2021) finds Andrew wandering further afield from his twangy, folky beginnings and embracing electric guitars and sweeping strings.
The Villain is Right! is a co-production by Andrew Delaney and Justin Farren, recorded during Covid-19 quarantine in the summer of 2020. Contributing musicians Emerald Rae, Josh Blue, and Tracy Walton recorded their own parts remotely from their homes in Vermont, Texas, and Connecticut; and then sent them to Farren in Sacramento, CA to be mixed. On The Villain is Right!, Delaney leans into his awkward, nerdy life experience and doesn’t shy away from making jokes in serious moments. The end result is not so much comedic as it is charmingly absurdist.
Andrew has toured extensively all over the U.S., playing listening rooms, festivals, and house concerts where his heavy-to-hilarious storytelling elevates his already engaging catalog of songs. Aside from music, Delaney has dabbled in filmmaking (his music video / short horror film “Howard” was an official selection at the 2017 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR) and stand-up comedy.
“The Alfred Hitchcock of singer/songwriters.”
— Rich Warren, WFMT Radio, Chicago
“Delaney doesn’t spin his own personal T.M.I. into our laps. Rather, he draws from it to craft creaky, wooden yarns that stir your insides.”
— Alan Ayo, Dallas Observer
“I’ve known Andrew for years and his stuff keeps getting better and better. He’s a unique Texas voice.”
— Corb Lund, JUNO Award-winning artist
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