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"Stretching across the landscape of American folk music is a highway paved by Guthrie and Dylan... now Virginia native Andrew McKnight takes his turn smoothing down the blacktop" - Performing Songwriter



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Since permanently leaving his corporate environmental engineering career in 1996, award-winning folk and 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 ten recordings.

The singer/songwriter, guitarist and storytender's latest solo project Treasures in My Chest is an album and book about his singular experiences exploring his family history, as well as a fine introductory how-to manual.

Hailing from the historic village of Lincoln, Virginia, Andrew also teaches guitar and songwriting, offers a variety of programs and workshops for students and adult learners, and is a consultant for people learning to use DNA for genealogy and family history research. His music is in several documentaries and podcasts, and he has written songs with kindergarteners as well as one on one with veterans to help healing their PTSD.

His ambitious plans for 2024, in addition to writing songs for the next album, are as diverse as his interests. He is featured in and helped produce two music mini-documentaries for release this year. He is helping his cousin, singer and actress Suzanne Lukather, developing her one-woman stage show Little Blue Suitcase. Andrew is launching a new service, interviewing revered family elders on video telling their stories in their own words to future generations. And while development was stalled by the pandemic, he is now finishing work on his inspirational keynote program, “The Gifts in Our Genes”.

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Hear the studio versions of several of Andrew's most popular songs: