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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.
 
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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.

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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.
 
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