Sat, Mar 14|
Lamar Senior Activity Center
Andrew McKnight (Mark Viator & Susan Maxey opening)
"With a voice reminiscent of Don McLean, McKnight traverses from old-time Appalachian tunes to contemporary folk and blues, all backed up by his dead-on guitar playing" - The Boston Globe Tickets: $17 in advance/ $22 day of the show (includes taxes and fees)
Time & Location
Mar 14, 2020, 7:00 PM
Lamar Senior Activity Center, 2874 Shoal Crest Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA
About the Event
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 solo performances are powerful and entertaining one-man theatre, delivered with warmth and down-home comfort. He weaves his finely-crafted songs and nimble flatpicking together with humorous stories and poetic drama, while the musical soundscape traverses influences from Appalachia, spooky slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, and rustic folk. 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.
Mark Viator & Susan Maxey
A Viator Maxey show brings you an ever-evolving repertoire of original songs about highways, hurricanes, red tail hawks, and love gone right. Their tightly woven vocal arrangements are underscored by Mark’s National slide guitar and distinctive acoustic lead playing. Susan’s soulful voice is an instrument all its own. Together, they deliver a powerful show that draws on the rhythms of South Louisiana and the timeless qualities of the Texas troubadours.
Advanced tickets $17; $22 the day of the show (includes taxes & fees)