2016 Blues Music Award nomination, “Best Traditional Blues Album”, band nomination for “Band of the Year”. Latest release "Double Strike" hit #2 on the Living Blues Radio Charts. "This is one of the best touring bands on the circuit and a collaboration that cannot be missed!" - Rick Estrin, Rick Estrin and The Nightcats

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The Andy T Band, fronted by guitarist Andy T, began in 2011 as the Andy T - Nick Nixon Band, with vocalist Nick Nixon. ​


As Blues Underground Network said, “Simply put, Andy T and James ‘Nick’ Nixon have quickly risen to the top of many people’s lists of Great Collaborations.”


Upon Nick Nixon’s 2016 retirement, Andy T and the band enlisted “Alabama Mike” Benjamin as lead singer. Mike is a dynamic, energetic vocalist that strongly connects with his audience. He's a true force on the microphone with his first rate, church house tenor. He delivers a sound that will remind you of a young BB King, Buddy Guy, Elmore James, and Little Johnny Taylor. The Andy T Band's latest release "Double Strike" was well reviewed and hit #2 on the Living Blues Radio Charts. Their previous release "Numbers Man" was nominated for a 2016 Blues Music Award as “Best Traditional Blues Album”, and the band was nominated for “Band of the Year” by the Blues Foundation.

Live, the group has been extremely well received, with highlights including the 2019 King Biscuit Festival and the Jan 2017 Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise.


This band is a force to be reckoned with and will not disappoint. Rick Estrin of “Rick Estrin and The Nightcats” stated, “Alabama Mike is a true star, he’s one of my absolute favorites”. This is one of the best touring bands on the circuit and a collaboration that cannot be missed!



”Fireworks of talent and emotion make this Double Strike a home run thirteen times over.” 


“On ‘Double Strike’ each and every track is outstanding as the band features two fabulous vocalists. This is without a doubt one of the best albums of the year.” 




  • 2013-2019 King Biscuit Festival - Helena, AR

  • Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards Show

  • Bayfront Blues Festival - Duluth, MN

  • Chicago Blues Festival - Chicago, IL

  • St. Louis Blues Festival - St. Louis, MO

  • Couer d’Alene Blues Festival – Couer d’Alene, ID

  • Riverfront Blues Festival – Libby, MT

  • Redwood Coast Blues Festival – Eureka, CA

  • Suncoast Blues Festival - Sarasota, FL

  • Billtown Blues Festival - Hughesville, PA

  • Pennsylvania Blues Festival - Lake Harmony, PA

  • Waterfront Blues Festival - Portland, OR

  • Sunbanks Rhythm & Blues Festival - Grand Coulee, WA

  • Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival - Silver City, NM

  • Riverfest Music Festival - Wichita, KS

  • Milwaukee Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI

  • Blues Now! - Basel, Switzerland

  • Moulin Blues Festival - Ospel, NL

  • Great Woods Music Festival - Beausejour, MB CANADA

  • Birinci Geleneksel Girne Blues Festival - Cyprus, GREECE