Andrew McKnight in Concert at Ellsworth Church
Ellsworth – Andrew McKnight is a folk and Americana musician who will be performing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. The church is located at 121 Bucksport Road in Ellsworth. McKnight’s performance is sponsored by the Collaborative Ministry Team of the Unitarian Universalist Churches of Belfast, Castine, and Ellsworth. There is a suggested donation in the range of $10 – $20. This event is open to the public. Please contact Margaret at [email protected] or Robin at [email protected] for additional information.
There will be time to mingle and purchase CD’s following the performance; refreshments will be available.
McKnight has performed at many prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center, the International Storytelling Center, and the Atlanta Olympics. He has also been part of the Rocky Mountain, South Florida, Boston, and Delmarva Folk Festival lineups, as well as being a guest on NPR’s “Art of the Song” and “River City Folk” shows.
McKnight’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, resonator guitar, djembe (African hand drum) and even mandolin add delightful and mesmerizing embellishments to the show.
Since 2014 McKnight has been the featured guest musician for Friends and Family Week at the Ferry Beach Conference Center in Saco, Maine, where he selects music and leads a pickup choir in a short interfaith service each morning, teaches workshops for kids and adults, and arranges music for a variety of folk and jazz performances.