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    Andrew McKnight - benefit concert for domestic violence awareness

    Presented by notloB Folk Concerts at the Unity Church at Unity Somerville

    October 1, 2010

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    Andrew McKnight - benefit concert for domestic violence awareness



    Nationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter and guitarist Andrew McKnight celebrates rural America, weaving his masterfully crafted songs, humorous stories and poetic drama into a musical soundscape sketched with shades of Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, and rustic folk.



    “Stretching across the landscape of American folk music is a highway paved by Guthrie and Dylan... now...



    Nationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter and guitarist Andrew McKnight celebrates rural America, weaving his masterfully crafted songs, humorous stories and poetic drama into a musical soundscape sketched with shades of Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, and rustic folk.



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

    (Top 12 DIY selection, Performing Songwriter)



    "With a voice reminiscent of Don McLean, McKnight traverses from old-time Appalachian tunes to contemporary folk and blues, all backed up by his dead-on guitar playing"

    (The Boston Globe)



    "The skillful songwriter's interest in history is revealed in songs such as the Civil War ballad "The Road to Appomattox" and the soldier's elegy "Wind Whispers Your Name."...he avoids stridency by crafting vignettes told from the point of view of those in pain and keeps dourness at bay ... He also works in true folkie tradition, updating lyrics to classic material such as "Worried Man Blues" or reworking Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" to place himself mano-a-devil."

    (The Washington Post)



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    Friday, October 1

    A benefit concert / hoot for RESPOND

    Unity Church of God

    6 William Street (corner College Ave., near Davis Square)

    Somerville, MA

    Suggested donation $5-10+, all proceeds go to Andrew and RESPOND.

    Doors and potluck dinner 6:30

    Concert 7:30 - 9:00

    Hoot / open sing 9:00-10:00



    http://www.respondinc.org/



    RESPOND’s Mission



    Respond, Inc. partners with individuals, families and communities to end the serious public health issue of domestic violence. Respond strives to achieve its mission through prevention, intervention, advocacy and direct services that promote safe, healthy relationships.



    Sunday, October 3

    norfarG House Concerts, Grafton, MA

    Suggested donation $10-15 - all proceeds go to Andrew.

    Reservations are required - notlobreservations at gmail dot com

    Doors 5:00pm

    Pot luck dinner 5:30-6:30pm

    Concert 7:00pm



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    Andrew's website - http://www.andrewmcknight.net/



    Reservations are required for Grafton. Due to the short leadtime for the Somerville concert, reservations are requested - notlobreservations at gmail dot com



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    http://www.respondinc.org/



    RESPOND’s Mission



    Respond, Inc. partners with individuals, families and communities to end the serious public health issue of domestic violence. Respond strives to achieve its mission through prevention, intervention, advocacy and direct services that promote safe, healthy relationships.



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    Unity Somerville

    6 William Street
    Somerville, MA 02143

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    Admission Info:

    $5-15+ free will offering


    General Day and Time Info:

    Pot luck dinner when doors open at 6:30pm, concert from 7:30-9, and open sing/hoot until 10pm.


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