Coming Soon: Andrew McKnight

Keep your eyes peeled for more details, but on Sunday April 9th we will be hosting Andrew McKnight for our Sunday morning service.

Here is a short biography of Andrew and more can be found on his website.

Since permanently leaving his corporate environmental engineering career in 1996, award-winning folk/Americana artist Andrew McKnight’s musical journey has traced nearly a million miles of blue highways, and earned him a wealth of critical acclaim and enthusiastic fans for his captivating performances and seven recordings. Andrew’s powerful and entertaining show is like one man theatre, delivered with warmth and down-home comfort. His finely crafted songs are woven together with humorous stories and poetic drama, while the musical soundscape traverses influences from Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and even a little fancy flatpicking on a Carter Family tune. While his skillful guitar work provides a tasteful foundation, the touches of native American cedar flute, resonator guitar, djembe (African hand drum) and even mandolin add delightful and mesmerizing embellishments to the show.

Andrew has performed at many prestigious venues like the Kennedy Center, the International Storytelling Center and the Atlanta Olympics, has been part of the Rocky Mountain, South Florida, Boston and Delmarva Folk Festival lineups, and a guest on NPR’s “Art of the Song” and “River City Folk” shows.

Andrew will be sharing his service “Beyond Borders” with us.

We hope you can attend.

Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse.

Our Religious Education/ Life Long Learning Class will meet at from 10am to 10:45 am with a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.

Adult religious education, at 10, will be a discussion on applying our beliefs to current events.

Children are welcome. There is childcare and an activity for young children during the service.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

You can park on either side of the PWA building. The lots are marked as private, but are available on Sunday mornings.

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Email westforkuu@gmail.com or use our contact form for more information

or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302

House Concert, 19 April 2015

SHHHHH – IT’S A SECRET!

West Fork UUs Are Having a House Concert

featuring Andrew McKnight

Award-winning singer/songwriter, guitarist & storyteller from northern Virginia’s Blue Ridge

What’s a house concert? Just like it sounds: imagine a mini-Carnegie Hall, up close and intimate in the comfort of someone’s living room. You’re invited to be a part of a very special evening, but you must RSVP to make reservations and get directions.

 


Sunday April 19 3:30pm in Clarksburg
Suggested donation: $10-$20/person (all goes to the artist’s “salary”)
RSVP: westforkuu@gmail.com reservations & directions
(931-4895 day of the show)


 

About the Artist

“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

“The skillful songwriter’s interest in history is revealed in songs such as the Civil War ballad ‘The Road to Appomattox’ … He also works in true folkie tradition, updating lyrics to classic material such as ‘Worried Man Blues’ or reworking Robert Johnson’s ‘Crossroads’.” – The Washington Post

The nationally acclaimed Americana artist’s solo performances are like one man theatre; the songs are woven together with humorous stories and poetic drama, and the musical soundscape traverses influences from Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and even a little fancy flatpicking on a Carter Family tune.

Enjoy music, essays, videos and more at:
www.AndrewMcKnight.net

Sunday 19 April 2015

“Earth Day Every Day”, a Special Music Service featuring Andrew McKnight.

Andrew McKnight is a nationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter and guitarist who celebrates rural America, weaving his masterfully crafted songs, humorous stories and poetic drama into a musical soundscape sketched with shades of Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, and rustic folk.

We would love to have you come celebrate and worship with us.  Please join us  at the Progressive Women’s Association in downtown Clarksburg, WV on March 15, 2015 at 11 am.

Children are welcome.  There will be an activity for children during the service, and a coffee hour afterwards.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

The service will be followed by a potluck luncheon. Vegetarian soup will be provided.

 

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