Andrew’s exploration of his musical ancestry led to remarkable finds and insights, illustrating how each of us is a product of our ancestors accumulated sets of stories and gifts while transcending their limitations.
Andrew’s original songs are often used in spiritual and worship services by various progressive communities of faith. He is a past Workshop Leader at the Western UU Life Festival at Georgia O’Keefe’s Ghost Ranch (NM), and serves as Musician of the Week for Friends & Family Week at Ferry Beach UU Conference Center in Saco ME. Andrew and his family are members of the UU Church of Loudoun near Leesburg VA.
Since leaving his environmental engineering career, award-winning folk/Americana artist Andrew McKnight’s musical journey has traced nearly a million miles of blue highways, while earning a wealth of critical acclaim and enthusiastic fans. His new album and book Treasures in My Chest adds a dynamic new cast of spellbinding songs and stories drawn from his family history. With three guitars, a dobro, Native American flute and an African hand drum, the stage comes alive with intimate detail and vibrant lyricism. The result is powerful and entertaining one-man theatre, delivered with warm humor and down-home comfort. For more visit www.AndrewMcKnight.net.
He will be doing a house concert that evening. Andrew’s shows are like one man theatre; the songs threaded with humorous stories and poetic drama, and the musical soundscape spanning Appalachia, tasteful slide & jazzy blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and a little fancy flatpicking. He’s been a guest on NPR’s “Art of the Song” and “River City Folk” shows, and performed at the Kennedy Center and Olympic Games as well as festivals, intimate theatres, and house concerts nationwide.
Date(s) - Mar 15, 2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am