Happy Holidays!
Here we are again in the midst of Hanukkah and the bustle of the Christmas holidays. Our humble old house is now lit and decorated, and the winter chill that seemed to set in within 48 hours of air-conditioning season is now at least familiar. There will be picking parties in our living room, gatherings with friends and family over delicious food and libations, caroling in our old historic village, and other seasonally-appropriate mayhem. In these long dark nights approaching the longest of the year, we are grateful for all that we have.

If you are reading these words, I am even more grateful, for it means this actually arrived in your inbox. Last month's rollout with our new email provider was a lot less than stellar, and if you are willing to drop a quick "Happy Holidays" reply or any acknowledgement that you got this, thank you!

Please plan to come over to our house Thursday Dec. 13th, 9pm EST for a cherished annual ritual, the Winter Holiday Vidcast. I've got a great evening of music planned, and there are lots of sales on discs, downloads and more below, but I'll also be unveiling some new stuff at the vidcast. Maybe I'll even have some special guests. Stockpile your favorite beverage, and make plans to join me. I've cleaned and decorated, and I'm ready for you. I hope you enjoy catching up with all of the various ways I can help you with the perfect holiday gifts for music lovers in your life. More about all of that below.

And with that, I am most grateful for all of the kindly souls that continue to make this crazy life in music possible. Wishing the very best of the holiday season; may the brightest miracles fall into your unsuspecting lap.
 
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UPCOMING DATES
 
SUN. 12/9 - BETHESDA MD, WFMA Showcase at Positano's, 4948 Fairmont Ave. 7pm with Michael Kelly & Brent Ruggles

THU. 12/13 - VIDEO WEBCAST, Annual "Winter Holiday Vidcast" on ConcertWindow.com (see below) 9pm EST

FRI. 1/4 - SUNRISE FL, Broward Folk Club Feature at Gigi's Cafe, 4385 NW 88th Ave. 7:30pm

SAT. 1/5 - NORTH MIAMI FL, Folk Club of South Florida at Luna Star Cafe, 775 NE 125th St. 8pm

SUN. 1/6 - MIAMI FL, Special Music Service at U.U. of Miami, 7701 SW 76th Ave. 11am

SUN. 1/6 - FT. MYERS FL, Music4MeandU House Concerts, RSVP mymusic4meAndU@aol.com 7:30pm

FRI. 1/11 - EDGEWATER FL, Club Cow Creek House Concerts, RSVP hotspotsouth@att.net 7:30pm

SAT. 1/12 - ST. AUGUSTINE FL, Concert at UUF of St. Augustine, 2487 A1A South 6pm

SUN. 1/13 - ST. AUGUSTINE FL, Special Music Service at UUF of St. Augustine, 2487 A1A South 10:30am

SAT. 2/9 - HAMILTON VA, Songs, Stories & Gas Money Concert at Barns of Hamilton Station, 16804 Hamilton Station Rd. 8pm

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We're always grateful for help filling open dates on the road as well as home! Midweek Tampa/St. Pete and Orlando house concert Jan. 9 or 10th anyone?
 
NEWS TIDBITS
More on all of these stories at the News page at the website
 
HOLIDAY SALES 30% off on all music - discs and downloads, through DEC. 16th at midnight EST using the code xmas18. It's our best sale of the year - get a CD and download for the regular download only price! Thanks to an email questioner, we'll also offer gift certificates for any CD plus download combo, and on multiple discs even, for the same discount - just email us  what you'd like to have and we'll take care of it.
 
FLASH DRIVES: We've long been interested in having a way to deliver audio and video content of any length, and as of Dec. 13th we indeed will! These handsome little royal blue and silver swing drives hold 8GB, and once you have your music you can use them for anything you like. We'll have one with Andrew's entire audio discography in high resolution - 5 solo CDs, the One Virginia Night concert release with Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders, plus two FULL solo concerts currently only available as website downloads. You'll be able to add them to your iTunes, GooglePlay or whatever other players you use.

The other package we've planned is full-length concert videos, including this year's Live at Timucua, plus some special video content not available anywhere else!

We'll unveil them at special discount prices at Thursday night's vidcast and on social media. We have a limited number available, and we'll have these at an incredible discount also through December 16th - stay tuned or email us now!
 
VIDCAST THU. 12/13: I hope you'll "come on over to my house" for my special annual Winter Holiday vidcast! We'll toast the holidays, I'll share some new songs and stories, some old favorites, and perhaps some seasonally appropriate mischief too. There'll be sales to help with your holiday shopping AND support one of your favorite "independent" artists, plus a giveaway or two as well. I'll be unveiling a NEW product and announcing the new PROJECT as well. How's about all of that around my Christmas tree with your favorite beverage, next Thursday, 12/13 at 9pm EST.

And how to do it? Just hit my ConcertWindow page to get your ticket for as little as $1, and then zing over to my Vidcast page for tips on optimizing the experience.
 
A FEW WORDS: Special for the early winter, here's a new poem, "A Meander in the Winter Valley of the Crooked Run". Read it here.
 
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Have you done a DNA test to learn more about your family history? (Hint: there are great sales going on right now!) 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. GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE FOR HOLIDAY GIVING!
 

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Tour Dates

  • 06/21/2019
    Mountville Folk Festival - Aldie, VA
     
  • 06/22/2019
    Mountville Folk Festival - Aldie, VA
     
  • 06/30/2019
    Unitarian Universalists of Gettysburg - Gettysburg, PA
     
  • 07/11/2019
    Globe Hall at Montgomery College - Germantown, MD
     
  • 09/28/2019
    Capon Bridge Fire Dept. Grounds - Capon Bridge, WV
     

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Andrew is a grateful Endorsing Artist for Elixir Strings and Fairbuilt Guitars, and a member of the Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring Artist Roster. He also is a member of The Standing "O" Project and Concerts in Your Home.

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