Born in Lubbock, Texas, in 1985 and raised by scholars in churches, Andy Eppler has always had a respect for the tradition of both southern wisdom and skepticism. He has become known for addressing high-minded topics such as humanity’s place in the universe, the role of authority, atheism, and community in his various art projects. Deemed “the future of Lubbock Music” at the Lubbock Centennial Celebration Opening Ceremony in 2008, Mr. Eppler is best known as a songwriter. He has written, recorded, and produced four solo albums of his original music, eight original albums with his wife as their band “The Prairie Scholars”, and one audio collection of his poems and short stories. Mr. Eppler has also recorded and produced five albums of solo material by his partner and bride Jessica Eppler. His work was featured and compared to that of Mac Davis, Terry Allen, and Butch Hancock in volume eight of Journal of the Society for American Music published by Cambridge University Press in 2014.