Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Andy Frasco & the U.N. are a party band that blends soul, blues, jazz, and rock influences into a good-time, slightly raunchy mix. Over the years, Frasco has acted as an anchor for a revolving group of players, but guitarist Shawn Eckels and saxophonist Ernie Chang have functioned as mainstays since the group's inception in 2007.
Andy Frasco & the U.N. released their first album, Love, You're Just Too Expensive, in 2010, and from that point forward they demonstrated a strong worth ethic, touring and recording on a regular basis. Three studio albums followed in quick succession during the first half of the decade — Road Life Revival in 2012, Just a Good Ole Time in 2013, Half a Man in 2014 — which they supported with festival appearances around the world. Released in 2016, Happy Bastards gave the group further momentum, and in 2017 Andy Frasco & the U.N. released their first live album, Songs from the Road. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine