Andy Eppler is an artist who is keen to explore various genres and mediums with his prolific work. Though he is most well known as a songwriter Eppler is also a published poet, a gifted short story author, and tireless producer. A Lubbock, Texas native, Andy has used his southern charm and humor to conceal his sharp mind and skeptical messages. His works include: There is No Underground (2007), Dark Places (2008), Disease in the Heartland (2009), Strangers in the Modern Era (2010) Live Wires (2010), Long and Lonesome Way (2011), The Wasteland Ramble (2012), and Andy Eppler's Traditional Christmas (2012). With each passing album Eppler has honed his craft to a finer point with more purpose, passion and potency. Beginning in 2008 he began producing his work behind closed doors where he would record all his own instruments, mix all his own albums and with few exceptions create his own album art. He and his wife Jessica (of Clandestine Amigo) formed the band The Prairie Scholars in 2010 and have quickly become a favorite of art lovers and keen thinkers all over the world. Andy and Jessica currently live in Colorado where they perform together as The Prairie Scholars. Andy is a voting member of the Texas Recording Academy and the owner of Velvet Syntax Publishing.