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Andrew McKnight Band (The Kennedy Center)

Andrew McKnight Band

Since permanently leaving his corporate environmental engineering career in 1996, the award-winning folk and Americana singer/songwriter and Falling Mountain recording artist¹s musical journey has traced half a million miles of blue highways and small towns nationwide, and earned him a wealth of critical acclaim and enthusiastic fan response for his five CDs and captivating performances.That impressive discography includes his latest "Beyond Borders", one of five 2005 Americana Album of the Year finalists in the Independent Music Awards, and his song "Good Things Matter", Winner of the 2005 Great American Song Contest (Acoustic/Folk). McKnight's just released 5th CD, "Something Worth Standing For" is a tour de force showcase for his songcraft and interpretation of traditional material, as well as the finest electric, acoustic and slide guitar work of his career.Wherever McKnight takes the stage, audiences are at once spellbound and relaxed by his entertaining stories delivered with just the right touches of down home humor, causing one concertgoer to label him "equal parts Robert Frost, William Least Heat-Moon and Jeff Foxworthy!" He has shared those attributes in a wide variety of performance settings, including the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the Kennedy Center, Mountain Stage NewSong Festival, Chattanooga Riverbend Festival, Baltimore's Artscape Festival, and the nationally syndicated public and satellite radio shows "River City Folk" and "The Midnight Special".A longtime advocate for preserving American landscapes and heritage, particularly at home in northwestern Virginia, several of McKnight's songs are rooted in Appalachian history and culture, including the haunting Civil War ballad "The Road to Appomattox" and "Company Town", which leads off the 2004 compilation CD "Moving Mountains: Voices of Appalachia Rise Up Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining".

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Andrew McKnight Band 3/25/08: Andrew McKnight Band

Flatpicking guitarist and vocalist Andrew McKnight, with West Virginia State Fiddle Champion Chance McCoy, drummer Jesse Shultzaberger, original Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member bassist Les Thompson, and vocalist Lisa Taylor perform songs rooted in Appalachian history and culture.

Andrew McKnight Band

Flatpicking guitarist and vocalist Andrew McKnight, with West Virginia State Fiddle Champion Chance McCoy, drummer Jesse Shultzaberger, original Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member bassist Les Thompson, and vocalist Lisa Taylor perform songs rooted in Appalachian history and culture.

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