Andrew Mathews Crosses Genres to Benefit the Punk and Metal Scenes in Roanoke

“Don’t be picky, just play. Play music with others as often as you can, because that is where you learn to communicate and collaborate.”

Guitarist/bassist Andrew Mathews leads by example when it comes to this piece of advice. At 29-years-old, Mathews plays in five bands here in our region. I sat down with him recently to learn more about the metal and hardcore scenes in the Roanoke area, and what drives him to stay so active.