Andy Thomas is Deputy Director of Levitt Pavilion Denver, a non-profit music venue established with the purpose of building community through music. Levitt Pavilion Denver operates on a mission to bridge cultural gaps and to find ways to erase divisions and embrace differences in our community. Andy has been playing music professionally since 2003, and has performed in eleven different countries and all over the United States. This is but a small snapshot of Andy’s impressive resume, so for more, be sure to check out his bio on Levitt’s website.
I was introduced to Andy by Reed Saunders, and we hit it off immediately. He’s someone that when I started talking to him, I felt like I’d known him for years. We both got into punk rock in high school, we’ve both overcome some social anxiety, he’s been directly involved in the Colorado music scene for years (I’ve been associated with it tangentially), and we share a common ethos and work ethic. In an hour+ chat that flies by, we talk community outreach, share our musical histories, discuss what punk rock is really about, and swap thoughts on people who get royally pissed off about vaccine mandates. I could have probably talked for another hour with Andy, easily.
Be sure to check out his multitude of projects. You can stay up with Levitt Pavilion Denver at their website.
Check out his band DespAIR Jordan (unbelievably great name) here.
And check out Andy’s podcast My City My Scene here.