Born in Minneapolis, Andrea spent her early childhood in Minnesota, Michigan, and rural Wisconsin, and her teen years in the mountain town of Missoula, Montana. She headed back to the Midwest to attend Northwestern University, where she studied classical voice, acting, and dance, and earned degrees in music and history.
Before writing and performing her own material, she spent a number of years in theater, eventually making her way to New York City, where she used her vocal skills in musical theater and acted in theater and film. She started performing with live bands after a move to L.A., singing jazz, blues, and pop standards.
Her first song was written for a character in a screenplay. The response was so positive that she wrote more and soon she was playing her alt-country originals in clubs and bars around Los Angeles with her band, The Alternators. Her first album, Miles To Go, was released in early 2008.
Andrea currently lives in Seattle with her husband and two kids. Her next album, Faster Than The Days, will be released in January 2015.