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, author, and tireless producer. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Andy has used his sharp mind, southern charm and humor to communicate his skeptical messages about religion, art and society. 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), "Andy Eppler's Traditional Christmas" (2012), "Live Wires II" (2013), and "Wasted Tracks" (2013). 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 create his own album art. He and his wife Jessica formed the band The Prairie Scholars in 2010 and have quickly become a favorite of art lovers 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.