As some of us are getting older with every hour of missed sleep, we keep up the fight promised to our young ones the day they were born. And as some of us are getting younger with every attempt at something new, we are conquering that which scares us the most. As some of us have stayed the same age with every drop of the needle on that old vinyl, or by pushing in that mix tape that carries all of our songs, we maintain the promise we made to all those friends. Somewhere in the balance of all three, you will find Andrew Hughes sipping a home brew and trying out a new guitar riff that has been playing in his head. But don’t worry, he has been saving a spot and a cold one just for you.
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From Jackson, Michigan and just about everywhere else, Andy is a singer and guitarist from the Rock/Reggae group TUGG. He, his band mates and loyal fans have been keeping the sounds of southern California alive in LaCrosse, Wisconsin for nearly 15 years. With his wife and two daughters by his side Andy has had a terrific experience keeping smiles on the faces of the community that he obviously loves very much.
In Shotgun Apple Pie tradition we were able to get our sticky little applesauced fingers on a couple of tracks from the vast library of TUGG originals. The first song we got is “Moonlight” off of their 2012 EP “Homebrew”. Moonlight is a very fun song to just get down to, and the video only perpetuates that. Video: “Moonlight”. The second tune we found for you is, “Don’t Go Downtown” from the 2014 “Not Folking Around” album. Perhaps an ode to Andy’s punk days? Now there is another version out there, we have the latter one. Video: “Don’t Go Downtown”
After speaking with Andy, it was easy to tell that he is very humble as well as enthusiastic. Although he will probably never admit it, TUGG has been one of the thriving forces that has helped shape the LaCrosse music scene into what it is today. Whether you know him or not, after talking with Andy, a person can’t help but feel as if they have been talking with an old friend.
See TUGG perform Johnny Cash at
Saturday, April 16, 2016 in LaCrosse, WI
6:30 p.m. at Court Above Main
“Stay Weird World”