Andrew McKnight returns again to the hometown of his father, grandparents and other ancestors for an intimate house concert with music, storytelling and a warm fireplace on a cold evening.
A nationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter and guitarist, Andrew celebrates 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.
In 2009, Andrew first performed in Bristol at a Bristol Historical Society concert in memory of his grandmother, Madeleine McKnight. Mrs. McKnight and her husband were active members of the organization and Mrs. McKnight also was director of nurses at Bristol Hospital for many years. The McKnights lived in Forestville where Andrew spent many hours growing up.
Andrew’s recent exploits using genealogy and genetics to find and then visit Irish relatives have added a new dimension to his storytelling and have inspired him musically as well. He has recently composed and is performing songs which honor the members of his extended family, in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Andrew has performed at many prestigious venues including 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 is a gifted workshop leader, an engaging speaker, and a longtime endorsing artist for Elixir Strings and Fairbuilt Guitars.
If you go:
DATE/TIME: Saturday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.
VENUE AND ADDRESS: For address, email email@example.com or call 860.582.1061 and leave your contact information
EVENT INFO: Suggested ticket price is $20
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