Pop singer-songwriter Andy Dolson re-emerges from nearly a decade hiatus as a country artist without the vocal twang.
Born and raised just outside of Akron, OH, Dolson was heavily influenced by the old top 40’s hits that were still playing on the radio from Phil Collins, Hall & Oates, and Paul McCartney.
Dolson got his first break in 2005, working with Grammy Award winning producer/engineers Mitch Dane and Vance Powell of Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN. After touring solo Dolson put a band together and began fronting from behind a piano having been captivated by the energy of performer’s like Ben Folds, and Elton John. Dolson’s piano driven pop-rock garnered success with AAA and college radio. Touring the East Coast and Midwest Dolson shared the stage with dozens of renowned acts including Twenty One Pilots and Third Eye Blind, but by late 2013 the band took a break.
With a backlog of ideas and a whole lot of life experience, Dolson reconnected with producer Mitch Dane in July of 2022 in Nashville with plans to make a new record, but after returning home, the floodgates opened.
"I had all these Buck Owens, John Prine and Americana hymns floating around in my head and ended up writing 5 new songs with my wife Kati, 4 of which made the cut.”
The album “Watch My Tone” tells the tough, but honest stories of life. The first single “Not The One” dealing with the struggle of a relationship doomed to fail is brought to life with an all-star band including Chris Powell (Chris Stapleton) on drums, Matt Singleton on pedal steel and dobro, Charlie Lowell (Jars of Clay) on keys, and Kenny Foster on background vocals.
While Dolson’s vocals don’t have the twang, the songwriting and production easily crossover into today’s country.