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Andrew McKnight

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Since permanently leaving his corporate environmental engineering career in 1996, award-winning folk and Americana artist Andrew McKnight’s (www.andrewmcknight.net) musical journey has traced nearly half a million miles of blue highways nationwide, and earned him a wealth of critical acclaim and enthusiastic fans for his captivating performances and recordings on the independent Falling Mountain Music label.

McKnight was born July 25, 1964 in Plainfield, Connecticut. Putting himself through Connecticut College (B.A. Chemistry 1989) and graduate school at UMass/Amherst (M.S. Environmental Engineering, 1992) by moonlighting in rock and blues trios shaped his musical sensibilities. It was during graduate school that he first encountered the “New Folk” acoustic singer/songwriter culture, and was deeply influenced by the work of Shawn Colvin, John Gorka, Bill Morrissey and Patty Larkin, among the many who made western Massachusetts a regular tour stop.

After graduating, he moved to northwestern Virginia to work for the environmental engineering and consulting firm CH2M HILL. Living at the foot of the Blue Ridge and time to spend with his Martin MC-68 acoustic guitar inspired his songwriting, and his performances at local open mics and showcases led to a deal with area independent label Falling Mountain Music and the release of his 1995 debut CD Traveler.

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  • house-elf

    This guy is awesome! His music catchy and his lyrics moving. If this music doesn't make you think twice about many issues, then you aren't listening!

    28 Apr 2009 Reply
  • nhpeacenik

    Glad to see an old MySpace friend on last.fm . This is good, listenable, positive music and I urge casual visitors to stay around and have a listen!

    21 Aug 2008 Reply
  • AndrewMcKnight

    Hello listeners - at long last we are updating this site with full-length streaming previews of Andrew's music for you to enjoy. Thanks for helping to spread the songs around to new listeners, around the world.

    9 Jul 2008 Reply

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