ANDY MCKEE TO PERFORM AT THE PONTE VEDRA CONCERT HALL
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL — One of the world’s finest acoustic guitarists, Andy McKee, will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Thursday, October 23 at 8PM. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, May 23 at 10AM.
After receiving over 20 million views collectively for his YouTube videos which were posted by the independent record label “Candyrat”, Andy’s success is a testament to the changing nature of the music industry as well as people’s desire for something new and interesting to listen to. At one point, Andy held the #1, #2 and #3 positions for Top-Rated Videos of All Time on the hugely popular website. His videos are still among the highest rated on YouTube. Consequently, Andy has performed to sold-out shows all over the world.
After starting with an interest in electric guitar, Andy turned to the acoustic guitar at the age of 16 and began enjoying and studying the music of Michael Hedges, Don Ross, Billy McLaughlin and Preston Reed. To this day he still sites these four musicians as his primary influences in acoustic music. At the same time, Andy draws inspiration from various other musicians and groups such as; Earth Wind and Fire, The Yellowjackets, Bjork, Imogen Heap, Pantera, Eric Johnson, Peter Gabriel, Dream Theater, Bruce Hornsby, and many others.
While there are countless amazing guitar players in the world, it is Andy’s attention to song structure and melodic content that that elevates him above the typical guitarist. It can be observed that Andy likes to try different things with the guitar such as altered tunings, partial capos, percussive hits, and tapping. But in the hands of Andy these are not mere parlor tricks, they are compositional tools used to create some of the finest crafted music for the steel string acoustic guitar.
Tickets for this seated show will go on sale this Friday, May 23 at 10AM. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices, findmytix.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets.
SHOW: An Evening with Andy McKee
DATE: Thursday, October 23, 2014 TIME: Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm TICKET PRICE: 1st Four Rows: $29.00; All Remaining Rows: $26.00