Born in Detroit and raised in Michigan, Argentina, Arizona, Oregon and California...It all started with a summer job as a lighting and sound apprentice at The Golden Bear Nightclub in Huntington Beach, CA in 1977. I saw Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton and The Robben Ford Band and was immediately in love with the guitar.
My grandfather Agustin Cornejo was a reknowned Argentine folk guitarist so the instrument was in my blood. Two years at Golden West College, a year of study at G.I.T. (March/1983-84) and my love for jazz and r&b led to cover bands in southern California to learn the skill of musicianship.
From Guitar Player Magazine (January 2009 issue) ...
What Editor in Chief- Michael Molenda says about Andy
Kotz's track Driving:
Jump into Kotz's car and you won't get anywhere fast, but
you'll dig the slow,
funky ride. Kotz lets his churning groove percolate like an
idling Ferrari and
leaves a lot of space between his buzzy, often wah-filtered
bends and melody
stabs. It's a slick display of restrained seduction.