Andy Browne - Musician (Andy Browne Troupe)
ANDY BROWNE-- singer, guitarist, and notable rocker who lives in Roswell, founded the Nightporters in 1981 with some buddies from high school during the Atlanta art-punk scene. They opened for the Clash at the Fox Theater, performed alongside R.E.M., the Replacements and more.
Browne had grown up listening to the likes of Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. The Nightporters achieved a fair amount of success and a great run.
Today, the Andy Browne Troupe consists of Dean Browne (bass), Jeff Ford and David Spencer (guitar); Pito Monteguedo and Paul Lenz (drums/percussion); Amanda Lee (violin); and Shane Perryman (trombone).
In May this year, Browne’s affection for sounds of Lou Reed led him and his troupers to link up with author, professor and music critic Anthony DeCurtis, who has been contributing to Rolling Stone Magazine for 40 years and who authored, “Lou Reed: A Life.”
At Browne’s invitation, DeCurtis returned to Atlanta for “An Evening of Lou Reed” performing ‘behind’ the microphone this time with the Andy Browne Troupe. to pay homage to the late rock icon in a series of performances across Georgia, with DeCurtis on lead vocals, bringing the music of Lou Reed to life. The crowds liked it so much that DeCurtis is coming to play with ABT again in November: Nov. 2 at Caledonia (Anthony DeCurtis/ Andy Browne Troupe/Mitch Easter) and Nov. 3 at Red Clay (Anthony DeCurtis/Andy Browne Troupe/Mitch Easter).