Andy Elwell has been creating and performing music in Minneapolis, MN, since 2001. After gaining recognition through his former punk band Islero, Elwell branched out on his own releasing Different Places (2006), New Ground (2008) and No One You Will Ever Know (2010). His solo records embrace a versatile voice backed by a wide array of instruments and have been compared to Glen Hansard and Nick Drake. All three have been warmly received and some tracks have been licensed by MYV, Oxygen and Lifetime, among others. Elwell has toured all over the U.S. and has showcased twice at the Red Gorilla SXSW Music Festival and was a finalist in Eddie's Attic Bi-Annual Singer-Songwriter Shootout in Atlanta, GA, in the spring of 2009 and is also a finalist in the fall of 2010.