Andy Crawford has been a tremendous asset to the Music Festival for many years. From the Festival’s infancy Andy has helped organize the event by managing the electronics and sound equipment, including the manning and operation of the sound equipment during the performances. Andy is also the “go-to guy” for problem solving the myriad of electrical problems that are inevitable during the preparation and actual operation of such an event. Professionally Andy plays bass guitar, and commonly joins in with the various groups performing at the Music Festival while also running around performing other duties vital to the smooth operation of the Festival.
As a professional jazz bassist and guitarist in central Illinois, Andy is also adjunct faculty in Music at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where he teaches Jazz Bass and Jazz Improvisation.