Doctor G (Gregg Andrews) is a singer-songwriter/recording artist who fronts the central Texas band, Doctor G & the Mudcats. He
was raised in a cement company village [Ilasco] on the west bank of the Mississippi, just outside Mark Twain’s boyhood home of Hannibal, Missouri. The sounds of tug boats, barge h
orns, calliopes, gandy dancers, freight trains, bullfrogs, cement plant whistles, & dance music from Saturday night river cruises provided the orchestra of his childhood. His father and grandfather were musicians who died of occupational lung diseases in their 40s, but not before passing down a love of traditional country music. The ups and downs of a dangerous river bank childhood and hard life, chr
onicled in Doctor G’s hot-off-the-press memoir, My Daddy’s Blues: A Childhood Memoir from the Land of Huck & Jim, set the stage for the vivid imagery and themes that characterize much of his storytelling and edgy swampy tonk music.
Doctor G, who developed his chops as a songwriter at Kent Finlay’s legendary Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, TX, co-founded the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University. He is also a prize-winning author, historian, former National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, and a former director of the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association and Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc. He is President of the Cheatham Street Music Foundation in San Marcos.