Andrew Michael Akins
Singles and EPs
From the vein of Gregory Alan Isakov, Brandi Carlile and Ray LaMontagne comes Andrew Michael Akins — a singer-songwriter who strikes a balance of emotive traditional folk and southern-tinged country soul. Aptly described as “Texas-Folk”, the 25-year old songwriter already boasts an impressive catalogue of two EPs (Wilderness and The Corner Room) and a full-length album (Let the Thief Make Honest Work With His Hands), each self-produced and engineered. Akins’ pension for honesty and depth are reflected lyrically in all three works, poignantly touching on themes of spiritual doubt, family, hypocrisy, depression, love, obsession, rejection and sexuality. The young Amarillo-native profoundly weaves in his own experiences unabated, showing listeners the gift of the gospel in spite of any struggles or shame. He reminds us that such faith cannot be undone, despite our best attempts and deepest doubts.