Guitarist and singer Andy Hillhouse had his entrance to the world of professional folk music began with the creation of his own group Mad Pudding, who released four CDs in the late 1990s and performed widely across 2 continents. Now as a song interpreter and specialist on Celtic rhythm guitar, he has played with several of Canada’s most respected, unique and exciting acoustic musicians including Pierre Schryer, Zav RT, and The McDades, with whom he won a Juno award in 2006. Andy is a former member of the Juno nominated vocal ensemble, Musica Intima. Andy has PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Toronto, with specialization focused on the music of the late Canadian fiddler/composer Oliver Schroer.
He is at long last releasing his first solo CD. Joining him on that record is fiddler Cam Wilson (Mad Pudding, Joe Trio, Van Django), multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah McDade (The McDades, Maria Dunn), and boundary-spanning bassist and composer Adam Hill, as well as some other special guests!