If you're a fan of Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp, Matchbox 20, and Neil Young, then you should head out to Zaffiro's Pizzeria at Marcus Parkwood Cinemas Thursday night for a live performance by Andy Austin.

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Andy began getting serious about playing guitar after college.  Living west of the Twin Cities and working in the wine industry, Andy says he experienced a lot of down time after work;

I spent countless nights and weekends discovering the guitar.  With influences ranging from country, rock, and pop, I started teaching myself by ear all kinds of music.  My main influences have been The Gear Daddies, Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp, Neil Diamond, Matchbox 20, and Neil Young to name a few.  But because of my love for all kinds of music, my song library extends to hundreds of artists.

You can check out some of Andy's music at his My Space Music page. You can also follow him on Facebook.

The LOON is pleased to support local artists performing at local venues, which why we've teamed up with our favorite pizzeria to bring you the Zaffiro's Artists Series and there's no cover charge. We'd love to see you tonight and every Thursday night from 7pm til 9:30