Amy Andrews, Dylan Boyle perform at Bluestem

Amy Andrews performs alongside Dylan Boyle from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at Zekes Bluestem Stage.

Coutesy of Amy Andrews' website

Amy Andrews performs alongside Dylan Boyle from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at Zeke’s Bluestem Stage.

Jacob Beals

Singer-songwriter Amy Andrews and blues singer Dylan Boyle performed Sunday night at Zeke’s on the Bluestem Stage. 

Bluestem Stage offers an alcohol-free environment and is a place for all ages. This is a chance for students and Ames residents to enjoy music and discover new artists.

Opening the show, local artist Boyle has opened for other renowned Iowa artists, such as Bo Ramsey and Pieta Brown. According to Boyle’s Facebook, he previously studied journalism and mass communication at Iowa State before becoming a full-time blues singer. 

Boyle has represented Iowa with fellow blues singer David Smit in a solo-duo competition that took place in Memphis, Tennessee. Known for his powerful voice and slide guitar playing talent, Boyle is a true representation of local Iowa blues. 

Headliner Andrews is currently making her way across the country on her Treehugging Troubadour tour. She has previously opened for Clay Cook from the Zac Brown Band and John Mayer. 

As a songwriter, Andrews has been compared to Patsy Cline and Norah Jones. Andrews’ lyrics reflect her emotions and add a special tone to her music, which she backs by music from her acoustic guitar.

Besides songwriting, Andrews also supports a number of causes, including Life Line Animal Project, Songs for Kids Foundation and the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. 

For more information about Bluestem and their upcoming concerts, visit their website and follow them on Facebook. For more information about Andrews, visit her website