Join the Virginia singer/songwriter, guitarist and storyteller for an intimate and inspiring concert experience. Come early for good seats! Tickets are $10 a person, $20 for a couple/family.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Since permanently leaving his corporate environmental engineering career in 1996, award-winning folk/Americana artist Andrew McKnight’s musical journey has traced nearly a million miles of blue highways, and earned him a wealth of critical acclaim and enthusiastic fans for his captivating performances and seven recordings. Andrew’s powerful and entertaining show is like one man theatre, delivered with warmth and down-home comfort. His finely crafted songs are woven together with humorous stories and poetic drama, while the musical soundscape traverses influences from Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and even a little fancy flatpicking on a Carter Family tune. While his skillful guitar work provides a tasteful foundation, the touches of native American cedar flute, resonator guitar, djembe (African hand drum) and even mandolin add delightful and mesmerizing embellishments to the show.
Andrew’s stellar songcraft covers a wide range, from the anti-bullying message of his award-winning “Good Things Matter” (http://youtu.be/qNJoP21AFWg) to his powerful portrait of Appalachian communities left behind after mountaintop mining in “Made by Hand” (http://youtu.be/ns-tPoEyvfU), co-written with Grammy winners Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show) and Les Thompson (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band). His haunting diary of a doomed soldier, “The Road to Appomattox” (http://youtu.be/c-fhljGAeRM), has been included in a wide variety of Civil War projects and is a longtime crowd favorite.
He has performed at many prestigious venues like the Kennedy Center, the International Storytelling Center and the Atlanta Olympics, has been part of the Rocky Mountain, South Florida, Boston and Delmarva Folk Festival lineups, and been a guest on NPR’s “Art of the Song” and “River City Folk” shows.
For much more http://andrewmcknight.net/