Andrews’ music draws on years of hard living on New Mexico’s historic Route 66. Crafting songs inspired by the high desert climate, and the unique individuals he’s met along the way, Andrews’ style has been described as “music as landscape, timeless tales that instantly take root in your mind as though they’ve been there forever.”
Andrews’ debut full-length recording, Sunday Shoes, rose to #1 on the UK Americana Chart, and finished the year ranked #4 on the Euro Americana Chart’s Top 20 albums of 2004. The album is sometimes credited to Nels Andrews & The El Paso Eyepatch. BBC 2 DJ Bob Harris tagged Sunday Shoes as “one of the best albums of the year”.
Andrews’ second album, Off track betting, came out in 2008. In 2012 he released his third full-length, Scrimshaw.