Skip to content

46 Andrew Renfroe: Run in the Storm

“If you know anything about being on a boat, it’s that you can’t be still — if you get sideways then you capsize. You literally have to make sure you’re pointed into the waves so you won’t sink. In life, you also have to keep trucking, keeping moving forward, and keep a forward vision.”

The title of guitarist Andrew Renfroe’s latest album was inspired by a family history legend. When he was a kid, his family was caught in a terrible thunderstorm off the coast of Florida — so bad that the whole family almost drowned. But, they survived due to one key principle — when the waves are rocky, you can’t be still. You have to “run” headfirst into the waves. Only by staying in constant motion were they able to live to share their story.

When Andrew found himself in the stormy waters of his life — including ending a long-term relationship, among other big life changes — he knew had to do the same thing. Keep trucking, keep moving ahead, always maintaining that forward motion.

In this episode of Bite-Size Jazz, guitarist Andrew Renfroe opens up about the inspiration behind his album Run in the Storm and his compositional process. From harmonies inspired by Olivier Messiaen, to learning how to incorporate electric sounds in an acoustic band, Andrew’s music carries a unique sound. Listen to the full interview to learn more!

Be the first to know about new interviews!

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.

Resources

Learn more about Andrew Renfroe at www.andrewrenfroe.com. You can find Run in the Storm anywhere you stream music. It’s also available for purchase on Amazon Music.

And if you have three minutes, we would LOVE for you to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Just click this link, then click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts.” It will open up in either iTunes or Apple Podcasts — scroll to the bottom and tell us what you think! Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform to stay up to date with our interviews!

Follow Bite-Size Jazz on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay up-to-date with the latest interviews. We also have an ongoing Bite-Size Jazz playlist on Spotify with tracks from each artist featured on the show.


Leave a Reply