Meet Andy Marzo, a 30 year old from Denver, CO.
“I made this playlist because I had a hard time finding content that was a good mix of the country songs that I listened to growing up in rural Upstate NY, and the modern non-pop country music that I really like today. There are so many people out there like myself who know today's country/Folk/Americana music as something totally different than the stuff you normally hear on the radio. When I would be around the house drinking coffee on a weekend morning, in the car driving back from a long road trip in the mountains, or doing work outside I would always want to listen to a combination of these two types of country music. That's what inspired me to name the playlist Sunday Morning Country. It's my version of the Sunday American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks.”
If you were a singer, what current living artist would you love to collaborate with?
I would love to team up with Sturgill SImpson. I had the opportunity to see him at the Paramount Theater in Denver, CO a few years ago, and I was blown away by his voice and his story. He has such a classic Country voice, but at the same time brings in so many other interesting elements to his songs. His album 'A Sailor's Guide to Earth' is one of my favorite albums of all time.
Do you play an instrument? If no, what instrument would you love to learn?
I would love to learn how to play the steel guitar.
What is the best concert you've ever been to?
The best concert that I've ever been to was seeing Chris Stapleton at Red Rocks in 2018. He absolutely killed the entire set-list from front to back, and had not played the venue in a long time so he was really excited to be there which resonated with the fans.
What is your favorite quote?
“The grumpier you are, the more assholes you meet..”
Do you have a life slogan?
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Name your top 3 favorite artist and why?
This is almost an impossible question for me, but if I had to choose today I would have to go with Chris Stapleton, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Nathaniel Rateliff. These three artists are the perfect bridge of old and new for me, and I could listen to them no matter where I am.
If you could interview any artist, dead or alive, who would you interview and why?
I would love to spend some time with and interview Snoop Dogg. How could you not have a great time hanging out with him? He's also evolved so much throughout his career, constantly reinventing himself. Overall he seems like a great guy with what I'm sure is a really interesting perspective on life.
What is more important to you, music or lyrics? Why?
It’s hard to differentiate these two, but if I had to choose I would say music. There's a lot of great songwriters out there, but only a few that can put together a cohesive piece of music to give the writing a life of its own.