My Reward CD by Antonio Andrade (USA Orders Only)
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“My Reward” is a fitting title track for Antonio Andrade’s newest release, the Pennsylvanian’s eighth album and fifth full length release since 2014, when he concluded his thirty-eight-year career in human service work. A guitar serves as the narrator, singing “the song is my reward.” Singing, playing, and writing these songs is Andrade’s reward. “It is my purpose these days,” he said. “Having a purpose is my reward in life!”
Read John Apice's glowing review of My Reward in Americana Highways. It starts: "With a folk voice as gruff as Jon Dee Graham & Dave Van Ronk, Antonio Andrade has a sincere delivery that’s a bit retro & still sings of Vietnam & other past indulgences with a 60s folky element. If he wasn’t effective & striking in this entertaining manner, he’d be a novelty. But he isn’t. He channels the seriousness of the original folk artists through his own music with assertiveness & striking words."
Andrade is at an age where losing family and friends has become a sad trend. “A number of the songs are about death or somebody dying, but the songs might make you laugh, or cry, or both!,” Antonio says.