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Schaumburg, IL

Member since:

August 2, 2013


When did you first start writing songs?

High school (16).

Is there a song you wish you wrote?

"Thanksgiving Eve," by Bob Francke; "Vote," by Spook Handy

What's one fun fact about you people wouldn't know?

I can sing a 60-second version of the entire "Wizard of Oz" score

Are you more of a lyrics first or music first writer?

Chorus usually comes simultaneously--then lyrics & music for first verse & bridge, then lyrics for the other verses. Chords usually come last/

Do you write in one specific genre or more than one?

Mostly folk, but have also written rock & country.


I'm Sandy Andina, longtime touring singer-wordslinger from Chicago and CSC board member. Play guitar, dulcimer, bass, & harmonica too; sing solo and in Andina & Rich. Am older than dirt.

What ChicagoSandy is saying about this Meetup Group

A wonderful bunch of people with unique contributions to the songwriting community

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