Andrew Horowitz first turned heads in the music world as one-fifth of the band Tally Hall. Shortly after graduating from the University Of Michigan along with the other members of Tally Hall, a record deal was inked with Atlantic Records -- via prior In A State guest Leigh Lust -- and Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum was released in 2008. Prior to this, Horowitz was a winner of a John Lennon Scholarship for songwriting.
After Tally Hall ceased to be as a full-time band in 2011, Horowitz moved on to doing his own thing as a producer, songwriter and a developer for other artists. In turn, the discography of Andrew Horowitz includes artists like Jidenna, John Legend, Craig David, Celine Dion, needtobreathe and Lindsay Stirling. Horowitz has also released solo recordings under the name "edu" and regularly hosts showcases in which emerging talent performs.
Upcoming gigs and further credits for Andrew Horowitz can be found at www.andrewtheproducer.com. Porter Block visited Horowitz at his Williamsburg studio for an episode of In A State, in the process learning of how the Brooklyn performer evolved from a major label artist into a prolific independent creative force.
Nearly four decades into his career as an acclaimed singer and songwriter, Willie Nile first turned heads with his self-titled 1980 album, as recorded for Arista Records. He has since amassed quite the collection of celebrity admirers, including Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Paul Simon, Lucinda Williams, and The Who's Pete Townshend. Nile's recording and performing credits -- beyond his 11 studio albums -- include Ringo Starr, Tori Amos, Elvis Costello, and the Barenaked Ladies.