BANGOR — Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and storyteller Andrew McKnight will perform at Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St., 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.
The end of 2019 finds McKnight bringing a dynamic new element to his show from his forthcoming album and book “Treasures in My Chest” The project was inspired by finding a published song written by his great-grandfather Andrew McKnight in 1906.
Accompanied by three guitars, a dobro, Native American flute and an African hand drum (some with their own remarkable stories), the stage comes alive with intimate detail and vibrant lyricism. From placing you in the footsteps of his doomed Civil War ancestor Aretas Culver, to finding sparks of hope in the long winter nights on the shores of mid-1800s County Down, his vision, voice and pen have created a mesmerizing sweet spot deeply familiar to anyone who’s wondered, “who am I and where did I come from?”
Since leaving his corporate environmental engineering career in 1996, McKnight has logged nearly a million miles touring across America. In addition to his solo career, he fronts Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders along with founding Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member Les Thompson. Their 2012 live CD/DVD “One Virginia Night” and Andrew’s five solo CDs have earned much critical acclaim and airplay around the world as well as a wealth of NPR stations and several XM/Sirius satellite shows. McKnight is part of the prestigious Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring Artist Program, and an Endorsing Artist for Fairbuilt Guitars and Elixir Strings.
For more about McKnight including concert videos, music downloads and more, visit andrewmcknight.net.