Author: Andy Bothwell

Once you find out that Astronautalis was born to a Texas train man with a nose crooked from bar fights and a pretty Kentucky girl who ran away from home at 17 to become a photographer, it becomes clear that he didn't stumble into the life of a drifter, he was born into it. With a poet uncle who lived off horse betting and hitchhiking, grandfathers who were spies, sailors, and test pilots, and over 500,000 miles of touring under his own belt, you have to wonder where the tales in Astronautalis' music end and the life of Andy Bothwell begins. Bothwell has spent almost every waking moment of the last seven years on the road, playing shows, earning scars, collecting/giving tattoos, grinding out a cult-like fan base, and living up to his proud, storied, and whiskey soaked blood line.