Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pitstop: Andrew Belle

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Meet Andrew Belle. Chances are you haven't heard of him but you should. The young singer-songwriter and Chicago area transplant recently released his debut full-length album The Ladder earlier this year but that is only one of his many achievements. A member of the Ten Out of Tenn, a collective of singer songwriters in Nashville, Tennessee, being named Chicago's Best Breakout Artist by MTV in 2009, and winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in addition to having his songs regularly featured on several primetime television shows like Grey's Anatomy, 90210, Ghost Whisperer, and Pretty Little Liars. One listen to Belle's music and it's not hard to understand all the awards and accolades. Unlike some songwriters with throw-away lyrics, Andrew Belle's vocals and lyrics are the lifeblood of his songs. His songs are catchy and memorable and combined with his smart lyrics show an ingenuity and musicianship you rarely see in pop music nowadays. Here's hoping we hear a lot more from Belle as he seemingly enjoys more and more commercial success. Give Andrew Belle a listen with this video of him performing "The Ladder":

Andrew Belle is currently on tour. You can see his tour dates as well as check out more of his music on his MySpace here.

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