Atlanta surf-western band Andrea & Mud find inspiration from musicians outside their genre

Kyle Moseley and Andrea Colburn of the Atlanta band "Andrea & Mud." (Courtesy of Adequate Chad)

On City Lights’ series “Speaking of Music,” local musicians share work and stories in their own voices. In today’s segment, we’re featuring the Atlanta band Andrea & Mud, comprised of Kyle Moseley and Andrea Colburn. “We call our music Surf-Western; it’s a blend of surf music and honky-tonk,” said Moseley. Colburn added, “People usually say that our music sounds like a Quinten Tarantino movie.”

Moseley said he started playing bass when he was around ten years old, and he played tuba in middle school band. Colburn started taking guitar lessons when she was fourteen but didn’t start playing music until she moved to Georgia ten years ago. 

The two songs they submitted were “Devil Got Me Down” and “A World Just You and Me,” both of which were written during the pandemic.

“I call Atlanta home because the friends that we’ve made here and the scene that we’ve been so lucky to be a part of just feels like a family…I would never want to leave Atlanta … just to go out on tour, but we will always come back home,” said Colburn. Moseley continued, “Another reason we call Atlanta home is because Atlanta is a large growing market with a need for hillbilly music. With a smaller country music scene, we’re constantly inspired by those who are outside of our genre.”

You can find more information about Andrea & Mud here.