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Andrew McKnight Technical Requirements

For a "plugged-in" show, we expect a basic soundsystem consisting of:

  • at least 2 full-range loudspeakers for the audience and 1 monitor wedge 
  • sufficient power and signal mixing capability to clearly amplify vocals and acoustic instruments
  • performance quality reverberation unit
  • all required speaker, microphone and electrical supply cables; connected and tested by the venue sound engineer prior to soundcheck.

Note: The typical self-contained Mackie Mixers such as the 408 and two club size speakers are usually adequate for solo shows in up to typical 100-150 seat venues.

Andrew's personal tech needs include:

  • One professional quality vocal microphone and cable (AKG 535 or EV967 preferred, minimum standard Shure SM-58) on a tripod boom mic stand center stage (Andrew can provide a wireless headset for appropriate venues upon advance request)
  • One XLR connector mic cable to connect Andrew's Fishman Blender guitar preamplifier to the sound system (he has an onboard bridge pickup and a phantom-powered transducer in the soundhole which he sends to the Blender)
  • Two DI boxes and 10 to 15 foot guitar cables (1/4" jack), for Andrew's second acoustic guitar AND dobro
  • an additional instrument microphone on a tripod boom stand (preferably half height, and slightly to stage right) for miscellaneous instruments, including cedar flute, mandolin and hand drum. (Note: if possible, the flute sounds great with a big echo setting with a long tail, like a canyon. It is only needed for the intro to one song in the first set for about a minute.)

Andrew typically likes to arrive and sound check two hours before showtime.


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Tour Dates

  • 04/14/2018
    The Vanilla Bean Cafe - Pomfret, CT
  • 04/15/2018
    Unitarian Universalist Society: East - Manchester, CT
  • 04/15/2018
    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs - Storrs, CT
  • 06/07/2018
    Isis Music Hall Lounge - Asheville, NC



Andrew is a grateful Endorsing Artist for Elixir Strings and Fairbuilt Guitars, and a member of the Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring Artist Roster. He also is a member of The Standing "O" Project and Concerts in Your Home.

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