Over his decade-long-plus career covering music, Andy Tennille has had his writing, photography and short films featured in Rolling Stone, NPR Music, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Yahoo! Music, Paste, SPIN, and Huffington Post, among others.
His story on the rise of Daptone Records was selected for Da CapoPress’ 2008 Best Music Writing anthology. He is also the author of San Francisco Love Affair, a retrospective of the work of famed Bay Area shutterbug Gene Wright, and his interview with Widespread Panic’s John Bell was included in Song: The World’s Best Songwriters on Creating the Music that Moves, published by American Songwriter.
Most recently, Andy has worked as a tour photographer/documentarian for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Widespread Panic. His photography, short films and show reviews documenting the 2010 Mojo Summer Tour helped earn TomPetty.com a Webby Award nomination in 2011. His photos have been featured in album artwork for Kiss My Amps (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 2011), Live Wood (Widespread Panic, 2012), and Wood (Widespread Panic, 2012) and used for marketing purposes by companies including L-Acoustic, Avid, High Resolution Systems, GLP, Chaos Visual Productions, Modulus Guitars and artists such as Drive-By Truckers, Alabama Shakes, Michael Kiwanuka, Jonathan Wilson, Eric McFadden, and Patterson Hood.
In 2011, Andy helped conceive, plan and co-produce Mike Campbell: The Guitars – a 15-episode web series on the legendary Heartbreaker guitarist’s vast collection – with director Justin Kreutzmann and the band’s management team. In October 2012, Andy worked with a team assembled by TRI Studios to document Pete Townshend’s book tour for Who I Am, the Who guitarist’s autobiography.
Email: andy dot tennille at gmail dot com