Over nearly two decades covering music, Andy Tennille has had his work – writing, photography and short films – featured in Rolling Stone, NPR Music, Huffington Post, New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Yahoo! Music, Los Angeles Times, Paste, SPIN, among many others.
Andy was a senior writer at HARP Magazine and co-founder of BLURT Magazine, serving as its associate editor until 2010. His story on the rise of Daptone Records was selected for Da Capo Press’ 2008 Best Music Writing anthology, and he is also the author of San Francisco Love Affair, a retrospective of the work of famed Bay Area shutterbug Gene Wright.
Most recently, Andy has worked as a tour photographer/documentarian for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Widespread Panic. His photography and short films documenting the 2010 Mojo Summer Tour earned TomPetty.com a Webby Award nomination. His photos have been featured in album and DVD artwork for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Widespread Panic, Jonathan Wilson, Hard Working Americans, and Bob Weir and used for marketing purposes by companies including L-Acoustic, Avid, Sirius XM, Echo Mountain Studios, EAW, German Light Products, High Resolution Systems, Bandit Lights, Chaos Visual Productions, TRI Studios, Washburn Guitars, Modulus Guitars and artists such as Drive-By Truckers, Alabama Shakes, Dave Rawlings Machine, Band of Horses, Michael Kiwanuka, Steve Winwood, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, Joe Cocker, Eric McFadden, and Patterson Hood.
In 2014, Andy made his directorial debut collaborating with Hard Working Americans on a music video for "Blackland Farmer" off their critically acclaimed debut album. In 2011, he helped conceive, plan and co-produce "Mike Campbell: The Guitars" – a 15-episode web series on the legendary Heartbreaker’s guitar collection - with director Justin Kreutzmann. The following year, Andy was part of a team assembled by TRI Studios to document Pete Townshend’s book tour for Who I Am, the legendary Who guitarist’s autobiography.