At various points in his life, Andrew Solomon has been many things an entrepreneur, a music dotcom pioneer as well as a graduate student at Harvard Business School. Throughout each station in life however, the one consistent label that he has held onto most fervently has been songwriter. While working in corporate America, Andrew always had an eye on his watch, eagerly waiting for the evening hours at New Yorks finest clubs to get behind his piano and play a great set.
His career as a singer/songwriter blossomed during the last decade. Andrew honed his songs and craft playing the most famous venues for singer songwriters in New York City, Boston and Nashville Mercury Lounge, The Bitter End, The House of Blues, The Bluebird Caf. As a graduate of ASCAPs competitive Advanced Songwriting Workshop, his music has been heard on shows on FOX, ABC, CNBC, and PBS. Hes been featured in Billboard Magazine, Forbes, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Recent collaborators include Grammy Award winning producer Matt Serletic (Matchbox Twenty, Aerosmith), who praised Solomons passionate songwriting. Influenced by Bruce Springsteen, U2, Sting and many others, Solomon writes music that looks for the beauty in the everyday. Im interested in those little moments between people that pass quickly, that pass without notice or comment, but are rich with feeling, said Solomon.
Countless treasure-seekers have set off in search of King Solomon's mines, trekking through burning deserts and scaling the forbidding mountains of Africa and the Levant, inspired by the Bible's account of splendid temples and palaces adorned in glittering gold and copper. Yet to date, the evidence that has claimed to support the existence of Solomon and other early kings in the Bible has been highly controversial. In fact, so little physical evidence of the kings who ruled Israel and Edom has been found that many contend that they are no more real than King Arthur. In the summer of 2010, NOVA and National Geographic embarked on two cutting-edge field investigations that illuminate the legend of Solomon and reveal the source of the great wealth that powered the first mighty biblical kingdoms. These groundbreaking expeditions expose important new clues buried in the pockmarked desert of Jordan, including ancient remnants of an industrial-scale copper mine and a 3,000-year-old message with the words "slave," "king," and "judge."
Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spaniards in Africa, Solomon met the Devil's Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell. Barely escaping, he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace. That is until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnap a Puritan girl, Meredith Crowthorn, and brutally slaughter her family before his very eyes, forcing Solomon to take up arms and return to his violent ways once more to rescue her.