Andy Hughes is an award-winning songwriter. As a live performer, he has been a staple of the Midwest music scene for over 20 years. Andy is a difficult artist/performer to categorize. He is a member of many acts/groups. Although the styles of music have a wide range, one thing is consistent; MUSIC is Andy’s life source. No matter the delivery or vehicle, the music leads and drives the way. “…no matter what Andy sings, he puts his stamp on it, very refreshing.” That's what JohnSmith had to say about witnessing Andy perform live. John is one of the Driftless Area's most beloved and famous songwriters. Andy is most known for his work as the frontman and songwriter for the ska/reggae band, TUGG. With TUGG, Andy has toured the United States and opened for many known acts. In 2017, Hughes began releasing solo country/Americana records. 2017's "Heartland and Heartache" and the 2019 release, "Songs for Sunday". with his band, the Mighty Few. Andy travels the country playing and performing his unique and one-of-a-kind musical mash-up. In 2021, Hughes, along with Stacy Hanson and Brian Bethke, founded Broken Wrist Records. The entity is a creative and collaborative community that produces and distributes.
Andy has had the honor of performing with ;
The Oak Ridge Boys, Joe Diffie, Ziggy Marley, Bad Religion, Bernie Sanders, Slightly Stoopid, Gin Blossoms, Sublime with ROME, Dirty Heads, The English Beat, The Itals, Black Uhru, Can Haley, Josh Heinrichs, The Ziggens, Joshua Fischel, Rusted Root, Trampled by Turtles, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Peter Mulvey, Willie Watson, Mike and the Moon Pie’s, Jeffrey Foucault, The Cactus Blossoms, Ward Davis, Charles Wesley Godwin, Bill Miller, JohnSmith, and many many more.
"Andy Hughes is a treasure! An amazing storyteller and musician, he was the perfect addition to our music series at the brewery. Andy is engaged, responsive and so easy to work with. The crowd absolutely loved him, if we could have him every week we would!"
- Brandie Myhre, Driftless Brewing, Soldiers Grove, WI
"I have worked with Andy Hughes for almost 10 years. I am the co-founder and booking agent for an outdoor concert series called Moon Tunes. Andy’s band, TUGG, has played eight straight years and has consistently drawn huge crowds. He has also performed at our 1930’s music venue, The Grand Hotel Ballroom. Over the years I have booked many bands and know there are good musicians and there are good entertainers. With Andy, you get both. 120%. He is totally professional, easy to work with, and just a dang good guy! You can feel content working with him."
Pearl Street West
The Grand Hotel Ballroom
Moon Tunes ~ Riverside Park
"Andy is great to work with, always professional and has a large inventory of great covers and original music. His repertoire includes almost every genre of music. I highly recommend Andy!!!"
- Phil Humphries