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Andy Dubois (born December 24, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter who began playing guitar for family and friends as a teenager. He still does a lot of that today. Born in Pompano Beach, Florida, Andy started singing solo in the mid-1970's in various South Florida venues. Moving to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1994 brought about collaborations with fellow singer-songwriters in local duo and trio venues.

 

Dawning the formation of the blues band Greydog in 1996, Andy continued singing and playing acoustic and electric guitar until his return to Florida in 2003. Back at home in Florida, Andy began performing acoustic solo with a blend of folk, rock, country, blues and original tunes.

 

Hwy19 began in October, 2006, with the chance meeting of Andy Dubois and Daisy Millett at an Open Mic in Eustis, FL. Andy, with his background of Blues and Americana, fresh from the music scene around Chapel Hill and Raleigh, NC, had been appearing at open mics for a couple of months. Daisy, newly returned to the area after an absence of 26 years, learned to play the bass from some of the best Bluegrass and Old Time players in the mountains of North Carolina; thus the foundation for the duo Hwy19 was established.

 

At the 2007 Deland Original Music Festival, Andy connected with premier harmonica soloist Phil Robinson which crystallized the formation of Hyw19 as a trio.

 

Phil has been playing harmonica for most of his life. As a young teen he heard a live blues band with an awesome harp player and he was hooked. He cut his teeth sitting in with many bands and musicians in Jacksonville, Fl. From blues to bluegrass, folk, rock, country, reggae and Christian, he has played with many talented and some well known musicians, including Derek Trucks, Artimus Pyle, Greg Baril, Susan Clark (Roy's daughter), Steve Holland (Molly Hatchet), and the Razorbacks.

 

Bassman, Vick DeGiorgio claims a wide range of influences, from R&B and jazz, through the folk/protest scene of the ‘60s, to the confessional styles of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Neil Young. His first performances were with an R&B band at age 13. He soon discovered the beauty of acoustic guitar, and formed a folk rock ensemble, Anything Goes, that played throughout Central Virginia. Vick taught guitar and music theory through the ‘60s and ‘70s and has taught his approach to the guitar to several thousand students. Vick’s more recent interests include electric bass, on which he has accompanied a number of local performers, computer generated music, studio recordings, and classic rock. In 1997, he released this CD, Ajna-White Light. He was one of the founding members of the Central Florida-based classic rock band, The Straight Jackets.

   

Jim Locke was raised in the hills of southeastern Ohio, a bastion of country and bluegrass music. With his first guitar at age 10 early influences were 60s music, especially the Beatles. But the love affair with southern rock started his freshman year of college and the Allman Brothers Band led the way. Other heavy influences are Eric Clapton, Phil Keaggy, Joe Walsh, and the Eagles. Along the way he's had the pleasure of jamming with some fabulous musicians including Lawrence Juber (Wings) and Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake, and Palmer).