About Andreas

Crazy Chester Records owner, music producer and songwriter Andreas Werner was born in Switzerland but relocated to the United States due to his love for American music. He since has worked with many of the South's talented and legendary artists, musicians and songwriters including the Muscle Shoals Horns, members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (aka the Swampers), Tony Joe White, Donnie Fritts, Bettye LaVette, Clarence Carter, Mickey Buckins, Scott Boyer, Tommy Talton, Charles “Wigg” Walker, Wet Willie, Charlie Taylor, Dan Penn, Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers), Jimmy Hall (Jeff Beck), Buzz Cason, Fiddleworms and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), Ed King (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Donna Jean Godchaux (Grateful Dead) and Spooner Oldham.

Andreas produces most of his recordings at the NuttHouse Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals and Creative Workshop in Nashville with engineers Jimmy Nutt and Joe Funderburk. In addition to his production work in the recording studio, he produced a Muscle Shoals themed show at the prestigious Lincoln Center in New York in 2015, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame's 2016 and 2018 induction ceremonies, a Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Show featuring many collaborators of the Band (2017) and an all-star tribute to Eddie Hinton (2015). He also manages the Muscle Shoals Allstars, a collective of Muscle Shoals' legendary session players and plays guitar with Funky Chester, Donnie Fritts, Mitch Mann & The Mojo Mixers and the Alabama Bus Boys (Mark Narmore, Mitch Mann, Jimmy Nutt & AW).

Andreas is the creator and host of the Crazy Chester Radio Hour music talk podcast.