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Andrew McKnight CD/Book Release Concert

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Franklin Park Arts Center

36441 Blueridge View Lane

Purcellville, VA 20132

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The hometown release event for Treasures in My Chest, Andrew's new album and book project. Advance tickets highly recommended - general admission, first come first serve. It will be an incredible one-of-a-kind evening of music and stories that have to be heard to be believed.

Treasures is a full-length music album and companion book drawn from Andrew's experiences researching his family history over the last six years. The album is a throwback to the days before song streaming, carefully sequenced to produce a stunning aural journey of discovery. It includes appearances by Andrew's father Warren (keyboards), sister Alyson (piano) and daughter Madeleine (fiddle) each on a track. Coupled with a piece written and published in 1906 by his Scottish great-grandfather Andrew McKnight, Treasures musically spans five generations of his family.

The core band includes longtime Beyond Borders drummer Lisa Taylor, her daughter Rachel Taylor on cello, and Michael Rohrer (Bitter Liberals, Loudoun Symphony Orchestra) on upright and electric bass joining Andrew on acoustic, slide and electric guitars.

The powerful tools of modern genealogy led Andrew to some extraordinary experiences and discoveries about music in his heritage; how his great-grandfather's American descendants had endured difficult childhoods and pursued music in many forms, largely unaware of each other. He encountered fascinating discoveries about fortunes lost on the Titanic, ancestors falling on the battlefields of the Civil War, and impoverished immigrants braving weeks on the stormy Atlantic in the hope of a new life and a better start.

And why a book? The incredible stories Andrew experienced demanded more than a paragraph here and there, and before he knew it a full length paperback book took shape - part inspiration, part memoir, and part "how to" guidance for others wanting to learn more about who they are.

For more about the artist and the project, http://andrewmcknight.net


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