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Danny Knicely

Danny Knicely is a multi-talented musician and music producer from the Shenandoah valley of Virginia. He is constantly active performing and recording his own music and working with other musicians and dancers.

Winter Concert Postponed

Danny's 10th Annual Winter Concert

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Save the Date! Danny's Annual Winter concert has been rescheduled for March 20. It will still be at the Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville.

This yearʼs concert celebrates the 106th birthday of Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Reinhardt, born on January 23, 1910, is regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. In the 1930's and 1940's he developed a new style of jazz guitar technique, sometimes called "hot" jazz guitar. The concert will feature Bert Carlson (guitar), Tom Mitchell (guitar), Jan Knutson (guitar), David Van Deventer (violin), John Previti (bass) and Aimee Curl (vocals).

Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellvile, Va. Tickets $20 advance, $25 door. (Caution: Google Maps may show the wrong location!)

Danny's New CD with Jack Dunlap

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Danny Mentors in Strathmore's Artist in Residence Program

Danny is serving as mentor for the American roots group the Bumper Jacksons and Jazz guitarist, Jan Knutson.The Bumper Jacksons will perform every Wednesday in February at the Srathmore mansion and Jan Knutson will perform there every Wednesday in April.

Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program

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The Folklife Apprenticeship pairs an experienced master artist with an eager learner in order to help ensure that a particular art form is passed on in ways which are conscious of history and faithful to tradition. The master artist is one who has achieved a high level of skill in the traditional art form, who is regarded as a master of the craft by his/her peers, and who has learned and developed his/her skill within its traditional context. The apprentice is one who has demonstrated an interest and competency in the art form prior to the apprenticeship, and who shows a sincere commitment to learning the nuanced qualities of the tradition, and carrying the tradition on into the future.

Tim O'Brien and Abigail Washburn join the Mountain Music Project to Aid Nepal

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The Mountain Music Project is partnering with We Help Nepal and Americana music legends, Tim O'Brien and Abigail Washburn, to help victims of the series of earthquakes that have devastated Nepal. All donations and proceeds from the sale of My Home is Across the Blue Ridge Mountains by The Mountain Music Project featuring Tim O'Brien & Abigail Washburn go directly to We Help Nepal, who are actively working on the ground in Nepal with disaster relief and development projects.