About

Charming lyrics intertwined with soft and, sometimes, melancholy acoustic guitar channel her obvious influences. One of the best parallels has to be Joni Mitchell and maybe even some Carly Simon.
— Kate Gamble, Origivation Magazine
 
 

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Biography

Andrea knew at a very young age that music touched her soul. After years of begging, she finally got a guitar. She taught herself “Helpless” by Crosby Stills Nash and Young, and played it over and over again until she perfected it…..this is where her musical journey began. She taught herself how to play the guitar, bass, harmonica, and how to sing. She played bass and sang harmonies in a band “The Everyday Visuals”, while at the same time writing and performing her original music. She left the band after 10 years, but continued writing and performing her music. She has to date recorded 4 albums.  Her music embodies the term “Folk Rock”. Her songs tell vivid stories using clever, memorable melodies and harmonies along with captivating lyrics. And her sound has been compared to that of The Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, and Joni Mitchell. Nathalie Levey of the Northeast Performer Magazine says “Paquin tugs at the heartstrings of her listeners and the rich, cozy humility of her voice goes down like red wine over good conversation.” Andrea feels fortunate to have played all over the Northeast sharing many stages with talented musicians including Melissa Ferrick, Chris Pureka, Zoe Lewis, Edie Carey, Anne Heaton, Howie Day and Blessed Union of Souls. She has performed at colleges and festivals throughout the country. She performed at Pride in North Hampton MA, Fresno CA, Boston MA, and NH. She has also performed at Raise the Roof Women’s Music Festival in Ontario. And she was a finalist in the CT Folk Festival songwriting competition 2011. In addition to her passion for music, Andrea also has a passion for serving others. She has also dedicated most of her life to working with and for people with developmental disabilities. Andrea volunteers much of her time performing at benefit concerts that help raise awareness about people with developmental disabilities. Volunteering is very important to Andrea and she continues to donate her time as often as she can. She has also done benefits for domestic violence, MADD, SADD, and Go Green Benefits. Andrea enjoys using her musical gifts in an effort to help others.

 

Members

Andrea Paquin
Vocals / Guitar / Bass

Accompanyments:

Rachel Green
Bass

Reed Dieffenbach
Drums / Percussion

Elise Arseneau
Flute / Vocals