Best of the Beach 2017, Best Local Original Band: Andy and Renee

Andy Hill, Renee Safier and their band Hard Rain have developed their own South Bay musical niche — part fan family reunion, part rock and roll tent revival. It takes place over 200 times a year at a wide range of venues, from bars to concert circuits. In 1991, the duo organized the first  “Dylanfest,” at the Hermosa Saloon. Over the last 27 years, the festival has developed a large, loyal following. This year’s  Dylanfest is at the Torrance Cultural Center on May 7.  

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