Andy Frasco & The UN play Ullrs Friday Feb. 5
Andy Frasco & The UN are an American blues/party blues band from Los Angeles.
Andy Frasco has played 250 shows every year and has been living in a car under guitar cases for 10 years. The last six months he has seen six different countries.
“People come to our shows knowing the lyrics in our language. The band was in China and we had 15,000 people singing our songs in English,” he said.
Being on the road has made Frasco grow up quick.
“In high school I was so sheltered in white suburbia. The band went on the road and I make my own living – it taught me a lot,” he said.
“We are a blue collar band trying to make a living and to keep rock and roll alive – one live show at a time.”
Ten years of hard work has paid off and they are selling out shows. It’s been a dream, he said.
The band plays in Winter Park twice a year. Moon Hooch played with them two years ago.
They have been playing mountain towns the last few weeks including Jackson, Wyo, Park City, Utah, and Steamboat Springs.
“All these mountains town are such unique, cool little pockets. People who move to mountain towns want to live life and have fun, just like us.”
The band won’t be skiing while they are in town for their show.
“We tried the snowboarding thing and Jim Weir broke his collar bone. So we stopped skiing ever since.”
The band considers themselves foodies who will find the best restaurants in all the towns they visit.
“We like to eat.”
Andy Frasco & The UN release a new album this month.
“I’ve been on the road for two years straight, I was such a brain dead zombie. I wanted to get back to my roots. I wanted to write songs with great lyrics that meant something to me. We tried to write one song a day for 30 days and picked 12 for the album. We took it to the studio and producers messed around with it.”
What songs will they be playing on Friday night?
“We wing it. We never have a set list. We try to play to the crowd and ride the wave,” he said.
The band plays at 9:30 p.m. at Ullrs Tavern in Winter Park.
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