• Al Petteway & Amy White

    Re: Creating Community in the age of COVID-19
    We may be alone, but we're still in this together.
    Because we care about each other, we are now having to keep our distance. This profound disconnect feels particularly painful because nothing can replace the comfort of the human touch. The world sure feels upside down when what should heal and soothe us can end up harming us instead.
  • Andrew McKnight

    Andrew McKnight "A Storytender's Journey" Monthly E-Zine Header

    Here's hoping that this note finds you, and those dear to you, well and safe. These times will be remembered for many things, including a tremendous loss of revered elders and watershed changes in how we go about our lives, now and in the "PV" time - post-vaccine. While some

  • Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

    Catch up on all the latest from Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald!
    “It's enough to make you swear off a lifelong habit of wearing pants in favour of a kilt... You’re going to love it!”
    - Alex Cook, The East Magazine
  • Carolann Solebello

    Hello, friends!

    Wow. Since last I wrote you, so much has changed.

    I played two wonderful shows the first weekend in March for gracious, beautiful music lovers, and somehow managed not to touch not a single one of them. We were a jittery bunch of humans for sure, but the music seemed a sweet balm for performers and audience alike.

  • Dave Rowe

    Folk on the Water today! A new chapter of "Folk on the Water" today on 

    Follow the adventures of singer/songwriter/skipper Dave Rowe and his first mate Stacey onboard their vessel - Stinkpot. How has the pandemic effected their voyage? Find out today and hear a powerful song from Dave! Monday at 12:15 pm with encore broadcasts 4:15 and 11:15 pm ET
     — with Stacey Guth and Dave Rowe.
  • Debra Cowan

    May 2020


    I thought I'd begin with an amusing quarantine story.

  • Frank Fotusky


    Howdy Lubec and hope this finds you all well amidst this chaos. I’ve been doing some online concerts due to the fact that, like many, I’m not doing public gigs. This is a weekly series called In Musicorum Veritas, a term I coined meaning In Music Lies Truth. I’m posting parts 1 & 2 and you can join me live at

  • Hiroya Tsukamoto

    I will be doing a live streaming concert from my place in NYC this coming Sunday, 12th, 5pm (EST). I plan doing all acoustic set with different guitars. It will be streamed from my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HiroyaMusic )

  • Jack Williams

    Jack Williams will present a solo concert from his backyard pavilion in Arkansas, with a little help from Still on the Hill (Kelly & Donna Mulhollan).

  • Red Molly


    Hello Dear RedHeads,

    It’s been a truly emotional week in this country, and we are deeply saddened by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Amhaud Arbery, and countless others before them.

  • Rod Picott

    Hi Folks,

    Welcome to the new-ish – getting old quickly – normal. There is still not much information regarding rescheduling shows. I’ll keep you updated as I find out. You can always look at RodPicott.com which stays updated fairly often. It is possible that shows will not resume until 2021.

  • The Robinsons

    May Newsletter
    - Online Concert This Saturday!
    - Complete Discography online
    - Music Lessons Available

    We hope this finds everyone well!

  • the Rough & Tumble

    Double Americana is still happening right here every Wednesday during quarantine at 12EST.

    We will continue doing Rumbly Tummy Livestream at least til April 30 every Saturday at 12EST.

aspects of life will begin to reopen soon, it is a safe bet that crowds will not be gathering for concerts in person any time in the near future and perhaps quite a ways beyond. And thus, I am adjusting my plans accordingly.

The times certainly are a-changing, and what seemed at best improbable just a few weeks ago was that video livestreaming and conferencing would become as commonplace as cell phones. I did my first vidcast in 2009, and I have done several each year since. Last month's concert was far and away my best attended vidcast yet! One silver lining in this sudden burst of popularity is that we have better tools to do things better, and I'm learning how to make more use of them on a daily basis as the world gets more comfortable with the technology too. My primary goal is to better connect with you, dear reader, dear listener, dear human.

So this month includes a mix of shorter free concerts and livestreaminars (as I call my video webinars helping you explore family history), and a couple of ticketed full-length concerts beginning tonight - Friday May 1st at 7pm Eastern. I'm using some free platforms like YouTube and Facebook as well as livestreaming (broadcasting) directly through my website and another show on OnlineConcertThing.com. I'm teaching a lot of guitar and songwriting one on one via Zoom and Skype. I'm working to balance giving freely of myself and my work to a hurting world with making up for a lot of lost tour revenue. Something for everyone, hopefully. Something for you, I fervently hope.

I'd love to know how you're doing. I'd love to sing for you soon, or share some helpful ideas about how to unlock some of the treasures your ancestors may have left. Maybe I'll see you tonight. Wherever, whenever, I look forward to that. 'Til then and beyond, stay well, stay safe, stay kind.

SAT. 5/9 - TREASURES LIVESTREAMINAR, Mother's Day edition with family history/DNA tips and music on YouTube Live, https://youtu.be/rdmIUrxSHyo 11am EDT FREE

MON. 5/11 - MUSICAL MONDAY, short freeform live from the living room on Facebook, https://facebook.com/AndrewMcKnight.Musician 4pm EDT FREE

SUN. 5/17 - SYRACUSE NY, serving as Guest Musical Speaker for May Memorial Unitarian Universalists Society via Zoom 10:30am EDTby invite

THU 5/21 - WELCOME TO TEENAGE PARENTING CONCERT, full full 2-set livestream to celebrate Madeleine's arrival into teenage years, at http://OnlineConcertThing.com 7:30pm EDT$15 suggested/pay what you wish

SAT. 5/23 - TREASURES LIVESTREAMINAR, Memorial Day edition with family history/DNA tips and music on YouTube Live, https://youtu.be/rdmIUrxSHyo 11am EDT FREE

We're grateful for inquiries and help filling open dates with concert, library programs, workshops, and Special Music Services.
(full stories at the News page)
See the Treasures Trailer. With the help of Dave Levinson at Wicked Design, we've finished the trailer video for Treasures in my Chest to help launch the national media campaign with RMA Publicity. See the trailer on the homepage at http://andrewmcknight.net.

Note: If you've already enjoyed the book, we'd be hugely grateful if you left a review at GoodReads, Amazon.com or other booksharing site.
Learning About Your Treasures. To celebrate National DNA Day last weekend, Andrew did his first free Treasures Livestreaminar on YouTube Live. This is planned as regularly scheduled 25-30 minute livestreams to offer a tip on family history research and one on using DNA as a tool to uncover your ancestories, plus a song and a short question and answer session. We have two more scheduled this month for Mother's Day and Memorial Day, and a big event on June 14th for National Family History Day. See the first edition at https://youtu.be/IyM4bUjjhIM. While you're there, thanks for subscribing to our YouTube channel.
Have you done a DNA test to learn more about your family history? Andrew can help you get the most out of your results, and preserve and share what you've learned - learn about his Ancestories consulting work here.

Andrew is a proud Endorsing Artist for Fairbuilt Guitars and Elixir Strings, and member of Concerts in Your Home.

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