The 333 Coffeehouse, Annapolis’ monthly listening space for folk and acoustic music, is pleased to present Andrew McKnight.
Admission: $12 (students, senior citizens and members $10).
“Stretching across the landscape of American folk music is a highway paved by Guthrie and Dylan… now Virginia native Andrew McKnight takes his turn smoothing down the blacktop” (Performing Songwriter)
“With a voice reminiscent of Don McLean, McKnight traverses from old-time Appalachian tunes to contemporary folk and blues, all backed up by his dead-on guitar playing” – The Boston Globe
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 McKnight 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 a guest on NPR’s “Art of the Song” and “River City Folk” shows. He has released several albums, the most recent being One Virginia Night, a live performance CD and DVD recorded with his band Beyond Borders.
Event: 333 Coffeehouse
Who: Andrew McKnight
When: Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7:00)
Where: Annapolis Friends Meeting House
351 DuBois Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401 (off N. Bestgate Rd)