Ada — Award-winning songwriter, singer and guitarist Andrew McKnight will perform at the Ada Public Library on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6 p.m. The performance will be free and open to the public.
Since permanently leaving his corporate environmental engineering career in 1996, award-winning folk and American artist Andrew McKnight’s musical journey has traced over half a million miles of blue highways, and earned him a wealth of critical acclaim and enthusiastic fans for his captivating performances and five CD’s. McKnight’s solo performances are like one man theatre; the songs are woven together with humorous stories and poetic drama, and 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.
Taking his cue from the lyrics of his award-winning song “Good Things Matter”, McKnight often shares his talents both on the road and close to home near northwestern Virginia’s Blue Ridge to help “neighbors in need”, such as local programs for mental health and elder care, a Massachusetts community radio station, a California at-risk youth program, and a suburban Seattle food bank.
McKnight has produced or performed on recordings by many different artists, been a contributing writer for Blue Ridge Country and America Rhythm magazines, and is a sought-after clinician for songwriting and music business workshops. In addition to offering several American history and environmentally themed programs specifically for libraries and schools, Andrew spends two hours a week singing and creating songs with kids age 18 months and up through kindergarten.
For additional information, call Jennifer Greenstreet at 580-436-8121.