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 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.
* Began her music career playing at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Her first San Francisco released CD “Decked Out” (2005), was selected by Aidin Vaziri, of the San Francisco Chronicle, as one of his top local CDs of 2005.
* San Francisco Chronicle’s Fresh Artist in May 2008
KFOG Radio San Francisco 104.5FM Spotlight Artist 2008
* Several of the songs on “Decked Out” and “Have Heart Live Young” provide much of the score to the multi-award winning indie film, The Village Barbershop starring John Ratzenberger, (Cliff Clavin from Cheers) and Shelly Cole. The film, called “warm, humorous and ingratiating” by Variety, was released nationally in cinemas in March 2009 by Monterey Media and played on Showtime 2009-2010.
* Her 3rd album, “Have Heart Live Young” was produced by Zack Smith (founder of the 80′s band Scandal with the hits “The Warrior” & “Goodbye To You”)
and also features grammy-nominated mix engineer Joe Chiccarelli (Shins, White Stripes).
*Shane recently released her fifth album, “Loud Nights On A Short String” which was produced by Austin music greats Scrappy Jud Newcomb
(Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan & The Bump Band, Ray Wylie Hubbard) and George Reiff (Courtyard Hounds), who also played guitar and bass on the CD,
along with Dony Wynn (Robert Plant) playing drums. Her new album is currently in rotation on Austin’s KOOP Radio 91.7 FM
Selected Openings for: Chris Isaak; Stevie Nicks; Foreigner; Heart; Peter Frampton; Aimee Mann
Music Placements in TV & film:
The Village Barbershop (2008) http://www.thevillagebarbershop.com
After Happily Ever After (2011) http://www.afterhapilyeverafter.net
Bad Girls Club – Oxygen Channel (2007)
Bad Girls Club 2 – Oxygen Channel (2008)
Living Lohan – E! Channel (2008)
National Hyundai TV Commercial (2008)
Parking Wars – A&E Channel (2009)
After Happily Ever After – PBS (2013)
DayTripper – PBS (2013)
Rizolli & Isles (2014)
Date(s) - Mar 3, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse