Andy Kravitz

Andy Kravitz is an American drummer and percussionist, audio engineer, record producer, and songwriter. He has been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, winning several.[1] He lives near Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.[2]

Andy Kravitz
Born (1966-06-24) June 24, 1966 (age 55)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Occupation(s)Drummer, engineer, producer, songwriter
InstrumentsDrums, Multi Instrumentalist
Years active1986–present

Early lifeEdit

Andy Kravitz was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[3]


In 1992, Kravitz played with Kris Kross on Totally Krossed Out,[4] and with former Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer Rick Vito's on his debut solo album, King of Hearts, on the songs "Desireé" and "Honey Love". In 1993, he produced Urge Overkill's fourth album, Saturation.[5] In 1995, Kravitz played with Joan Osborne on her second album, Relish,[6] and co-produced Dishwalla's debut album, Pet Your Friends.[7] In 1996, he played with Cypress Hill on their EP, Unreleased and Revamped.[8] In 1998, Kravitz played with Imogen Heap on her debut album, iMegaphone.[9] In 1999, he co-produced Simon Townshend's album, Animal Soup.[10]

In 2000, Kravitz co-produced Juliana Hatfield's fourth album, Beautiful Creature.[11] In 2010, he played with a local free jazz group formed by Warren Cuccurullo called Theoretical 5 in Mar Vista, Los Angeles with Frank Zappa alumni Arthur Barrow (bass), Tommy Mars (keyboards, vocals), and Larry Klimas (saxophone).[12] In 2011, Kravitz collaborated with Michael Tearson and Tom Hampton on Tearson's debut album, Stuff That Works.[13]

New White TrashEdit

New White Trash was a downtempo acoustic rock band formed by Kravitz and Michael Ruppert,[14] singer Kristen Vigard, and guitarist Doug Lewis.[15] The band released two albums, Doublewide (2011)[16] and Age of Authority (2013).[17][18] Following Ruppert's suicide in 2014, the band announced its intention to release a tribute album.[18] Beyond the Rubicon was released on December 11, 2014.[19]

Charts and awardsEdit

  • The Wailing Souls (1992), All Over the World, Andy Kravitz (percussion), reached #7 on Billboard's Top World Music Albums and #40 on Top Heatseekers.[20]
  • Billy Joel (1993), River of Dreams, Andy Kravitz (percussion), peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200[21] and was nominated for Album of the Year.[22]
  • Urge Overkill (1993), Saturation, Andy Kravitz (editing, producer), reached #2 on Top Heatseekers and #146 on the Billboard 200.[23]
  • Shawn Colvin (1994), Cover Girl, Andy Kravitz (drums), reached #48 on the Billboard 200[24] and was nominated for Best Contemporary Folk Album.[25]
  • Joan Osborne (1995), Relish, Andy Kravitz (drums, percussion), reached #1 on Top Heatseekers and #9 on the Billboard 200[26] and was nominated for Album of the Year.[27]

Selected discographyEdit

Drums and percussion
  • Lana Del Rey (2008). "Come When You Call Me America" Unreleased.
  • New White Trash (2011). Realize the Lie. Venice Arts Club. Retrieved 2015-05-02.
  • New White Trash (2012). Hello Life. Venice Arts Club. Retrieved 2015-05-03.



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