Bristol to host an evening with diverse songsmith
April 3, 2014 by James
Bristol residents will get an opportunity to once again enjoy an evening with award-winning Americana storyteller, folksinger, and songwriter Andrew McKnight
Coming here towards the end of the month, McKnight plays, as the Boston Globe puts it, “dead-on” guitar and sings tunes that range from traditional Appalachian music to blues and more contemporary folk songs. McKnight, as many in town are aware, has family roots in Bristol—this will be his fourth concert here since his first appearance back in 2008.
McKnight mingles songs with stories of the Blue Ridge Mountains that he loves so much. Weaving his two passions of history and geography into tales and tunes describing the human spirit, the environmental engineer-turned-tunesmith offers Bristol folk an evening of entertainment. Some who plan to attend may wish to have banner printing done to offer support during the show.
The first concert that McKnight held here was at the Bristol Historical Society six years ago. All of the profits from that evening’s performance went toward a scholarship in honor of his grandmother, Madeleine McKnight, who was also a former resident of Bristol.
Andrew McKnight’s concert will be held at the Artist Tree Tea House Gallery, 156 School Street, in Bristol. The date to set aside is Friday, April 25, with the starting time of 7:30 pm.