Andy Hill has been a working photographer for over 10 years. His arenas of photography have included commercial, architectural, catalog and most recently political photography. Being an avid music lover for much longer, following the likes of Phish, moe. and the assorted Grateful Dead projects to name a few, it did not take Andy very long to marry his two passions – live music and photography.
Andy started grinding it out and honing his skills in local bars in Utica, NY, Boston, MA, and Albany, NY, where he now lives. He eventually gained the attention of editors of State of Mind Magazine and Hidden Track/Glide Magazine who ultimately gave Andy his first assignments with press credentials and with that, real access to exclusive shows in premier venues across the country. Since 2011 Andy has been working for UpstateLIVE which has allowed him to continue to highlight a bounty of local, regional, and international touring acts in his home, Upstate New York. Thus far he has had the pleasure of shooting amazing acts such as Phish, Trey Anastasio Band, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Jane’s Addiction, Ween, Keller Williams, The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, Fishbone, Phil Lesh & Friends, Tim Bush, Bela Fleck, Yonder Mountain String Band, Levon Helm, and many, many more. Outside of his body of work with UpstateLIVE, you can find more of Andy’s work at his flickr page.
While Andy has had the good fortune to see a great many bands doing their thing, bands on his bucket list that he has yet to cross off include David Byrne (if only the Talking Heads would reunite), B.B. King, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eric Clapton, and Medeski, Martin and Wood with John Scofield.
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