Modern Americana with deep roots; Tony Denikios’ music is witty, cutting, purposeful and reflective. His authentic voice will drive the stories straight to your heart. “Tony Denikos’ songwriting is filled with emotion and romanticism, moving from social commentary to small portraits of American life…. A good example of modern Americana and songwriting of noble birth.” ~ Fabio Cerbone, Italy. “..like a sponge Tony absorbs all the (Americana) influences and then wrings out something entirely his own” ~ Benny Metten. Belgium. Some of Tony’s earliest memories are of riding along the country roads of central Maryland, singing songs like — “Jack O’ Diamonds” by Tex Ritter, “Born to Lose” by Ray Charles, “Caldonia” by Louis Jordan and “Pendulum Swings” by Roger Miller. Tony has been performing and recording his original brand of folk Americana since 1999. The Washington Post reviewed it calling Tony a “Tunesmith in the best sense of the word.”
Award-winning folk/Americana artist Andrew McKnight‘s musical journey has traced nearly a million miles of blue highways earned him a wealth of critical acclaim and enthusiastic fans for his captivating performances. “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. Andrew’s solo performances are powerful and entertaining one-man theater, delivered with warmth and down-home comfort. He weaves his finely-crafted songs and nimble flatpicking together with humorous stories and poetic drama, while the musical soundscape traverses influences from Appalachia, spooky slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems and rustic folk. 2020 finds McKnight bringing a dynamic new element to his show, adding a cast of spellbinding songs and stories drawn from his own recent journeys into family history. Accompanied by three guitars, a dobro, Native American flute and an African hand drum (some with their own remarkable stories), the stage comes alive with intimate detail and vibrant lyricism. “Stretching across the landscape of American folk music is a highway paved by Guthrie and Dylan… now Virginia native Andrew McKnight takes his turn smoothing down the blacktop” ~ Performing Songwriter.