Andrea’s Fault


Once upon a time, three solo artists came together to perform an original song at Open Mike Night down at Morgan’s Coffee House. The standing ovation led to an invitation for a concert, and Andrea’s Fault was born. That was nearly 2 decades ago. The group has continued to grow and change over the years. An excursion into jazz standards has afforded them a steady stream of private dates at all of the local resorts, from Pebble Beach to Post Ranch and Ventana (where they have performed for many a New Year’s Eve bash). They’ve been regulars for more than a decade at the legendary River Inn Sunday afternoon music series. Breaking away from their standard jazz trio instrumentation, on this evening Andrea, Darrin and Rick are returning to their roots. “For this special show we are trying to change things up a bit. It’s a chance to let our hair down, so to speak” says Andrea. Along with original songs from each member, this show will feature a range of musical styles from delta blues from Darrin, sultry ballads from Andrea and British-style finger-picking guitar from Rick. Andrea Carter is a singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist. Her CD, Love Slipped Out the Door, a collection of all-original songs, has received world-wide acclaim and can be heard on Pandora radio. Though she is known mostly as the singer and drummer with Andrea’s Fault, she has recently returned to her first love- the guitar and acoustic-based folk and blues and performs regularly at Bistro Beaujolais and Carmel’s Cypress Inn. A fan in the audience described her voice as “mellifluous” (pleasant, sweet like honey). Rick has been a regular on stages in the area for over 20 years, playing bass and singing with The Cachagua Playboys, Heartstrings, pianist Nico Georis, Keith Greeninger, The Hayboys, and on his own as a singer/guitarist, as he appears every Tuesday at Mundaka in Carmel. Rick is also a record producer, whose credits include The Pentangle’s “Open the Door” and legendary British singer/guitarist Bert Jansch’s record “Heartbreak”, which was re-issued to wide acclaim last Fall. Darrin Michell has been performing locally for 20 years with Andrea’s Fault on lead guitar and co-vocals. Known as “the human jukebox”, his repoertoire is expansive and includes Delta blues, rock, standands, folk, and jazz. Getting people up on their feet dancing is his thing.