Andra Suchy has red hair and knows how to sing. She also knows how to hold a chicken upright by the feet so that it relaxes, but doesn’t relax so much that it falls asleep. All of this happened because Andra Suchy grew up on a beef and wheat farm south of Mandan, North Dakota, where she was raised by folk musicians.
Andra began touring and performing at festivals at a young age, and studied classical voice through high school. She played the lead role in “Annie” and Rapunzel in “Into the Woods”, but not just because of her hair.
In 1996 Andra moved to Minneapolis, where she was nominated for the Minnesota Music Academy “Female Vocalist of the Year” in 2004, 2005, and 2006. Andra has written, performed, and recorded with many artists, including The Honeydogs, Dave Pirner, Jonny Lang, Chuck and Ben Suchy (her father and brother), Peter Ostroushko, and Jeff Healy. She has also shared a stage, and a residence, with her soon-to-be husband/guitar player Andrew Pierzina. Their home includes a few animals, most notably Lucy, a pit bull/boxer mix that runs on a treadmill and Lester Paul, the cat and Executive Producer. Andra has been a frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, where she has performed with Emmylou Harris, Renee Fleming, Chris Thile, Sam Bush, and Brad Paisley. She can also artfully shear a sheep so that it looks more muscular than it actually is.
Andra released her debut solo CD, “Patchwork Story”, in 2006. This album is now available on Blue Pie for the world.