Andrew joins forces with friend and fellow award-winning performing songwriter Tony Denikos for a special concert. Performing short solo sets as well as in the round swapping songs, with all the between songs mischief and musical textures one might expect from accomplished musicians. They accompany each other with taste and tone, and occasional flurries of instrumental virtuosity when appropriate, while blending their distinctive rich voices in harmony. Their show is truly more than a "two for one," and a concert experience you won't want to miss!
Solo performance videos to share:
"By a Craftsman's Hand" http://youtu.be/sY5E2xQCK2c
"Made by Hand" (live on WDVX "Blue Plate Special") http://youtu.be/ns-tPoEyvfU
"The Road to Appomattox" (from DVD One Virginia Night) http://youtu.be/c-fhljGAeRM
"Save Me", live on The Circus Life podcast http://youtu.be/lcS0F1thICU
"Tip of My Tongue", live Grand Prize winner at Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest awards concert http://youtu.be/0EALMHj23Vg?t=30s
"Big Easy Down" http://youtu.be/FJ1qkwgGG0M
About the Artists
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 powerful and entertaining show is like one man theatre, delivered with warmth and down-home comfort. His finely crafted songs are woven together with humorous stories and poetic drama, while the musical soundscape traverses influences from Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and even a little fancy flatpicking on a Carter Family tune. While his skillful guitar work provides a tasteful foundation, the touches of native American cedar flute and resonator guitar add delightful and mesmerizing embellishments to the show.
Maryland native Tony Denikos is a true Mid-Atlantic songwriting treasure with his engaging melodies and ‘tastier than Texas BBQ’ guitar work. Armed with wry wit and a mischievous streak along with a stunningly versatile voice, he takes the stage with an abundance of memorable and catchy songs, melding blues, folk and rock with power and passion for the struggles of common folks. Shifting effortlessly between foot stomping backbeats and tender intimacy, Tony has won the ears and hearts of those who appreciate great songcraft solidly built on Americana's musical foundations like John Prine, Louis Jordan and John Fogerty.