Monday, September 27, 2010

Andrew McKnight

notloB Folk Concerts

Andrew McKnight

Nationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter and guitarist Andrew McKnight celebrates rural America, weaving his masterfully crafted songs, humorous stories and poetic drama into a musical soundscape sketched with shades of Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, and rustic folk.

“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"
(Top 12 DIY selection, 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)

"The skillful songwriter's interest in history is revealed in songs such as the Civil War ballad "The Road to Appomattox" and the soldier's elegy "Wind Whispers Your Name."...he avoids stridency by crafting vignettes told from the point of view of those in pain and keeps dourness at bay ... He also works in true folkie tradition, updating lyrics to classic material such as "Worried Man Blues" or reworking Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" to place himself mano-a-devil."
(The Washington Post)

Andrew's website & Facebook

Here’s a video of “Dancing in the Rain" (celebrating the family farm) from a public TV concert in Florida last year
... and Andrew's version of “Crossroads”, from the same show 
... and Andrew's environmental river anthem “The Other Way” from Bob Crownfield’s Studio Session Live show in Hopkinton MA.
... and a free download of Andrew's track for the Still Moving Mountains CD.


Friday, October 1
A benefit concert / hoot benefit for RESPOND
Unity Church of God
6 William Street (corner College Ave., near Davis Square)
Somerville, MA
Suggested donation $5-10+, all proceeds go to Andrew and the project.
Doors and potluck dinner 6:30
Concert 7:30 - 9:00
Hoot / open sing 9:00-10:00

RESPOND’s Mission

Respond, Inc. partners with individuals, families and communities to end the serious public health issue of domestic violence. Respond strives to achieve its mission through prevention, intervention, advocacy and direct services that promote safe, healthy relationships.

Sunday, October 3
norfarG House Concerts, Grafton, MA
Suggested donation $10-15 - all proceeds go to Andrew.
Reservations are required - notlobreservations at gmail dot com
Doors 5:00pm
Pot luck dinner 5:30-6:30pm
Concert 7:00pm

Upcoming notloB concerts

Date Venue Artist Genre URL
10/07/10 GCTV Whalebone Farmhouse Folk / Americana
10/21/10 GCTV Chuck Williams Folk
10/21/10 GCTV Michael Troy Folk

10/27/10 LGH David Rovics  Folk
11/05/10 UCG   Guy Mendilow Band World
11/06/10 LGH Tony Bird African Folk
11/11/10 GCTV Debra Cowan Traditional English Folk


UCG   Unity Church of God, Somerville

GHC Grafton house concert

GCTV Grafton Community Television

LGH Loring-Greenough House, JP (website)
(mail list) (Facebook fan page) (blog)

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