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.
Danny's 13th Annual Winter Concert
Danny Knicely returns to the Franklin Park Arts Center on Febrary 1, 2020, for his 13th Annual Winter Concert. The lineup for this year's show is:Danny Knicely - mandolin, guitar
Baakari Wilder - tap-dance
John Previti - upright bass
Guest: Aimee Curl - vocals
Tap-dancer Baakari Wilder is known internationally for starring in the hit Broadway show Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk. He’s delighted audiences around the world in places such as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and oversees in France, Africa, Brazil, Germany, Japan and Russia.
Bassist John Previti is best known for his 18 year stint with the amazing guitar master, Danny Gatton, and has performed with many others such as Les Paul, Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd, Big Joe Maher and Paul Simon.
Vocalist Aimee Curl has an unmistakable style distinct with emotion and sincerity evoking the essence of the greatest singers in Jazz and Folk music. She studied voice at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York and performs with Furnace Mountain Band.
Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellvile, Va. (Caution: Google Maps may show the wrong location!)
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door. Tickets on sale now on the Store page.
Washingtonian "Best Of" Article
Washingtonian Magazine's article, Best of Washington 2018, calls Danny a world-class mandolinist! Look for Danny in the montage from their article (click on the image for a larger version).
New Album: The Evenin' News
On sale now in the Store.
Will Lee -- banjo, guitar
Danny Knicely -- mandolin, guitar
John Flower -- bass
Special Guest: Nate Leath - fiddle
This is exquisite Bluegrass by Virginia's finest!
Will, Danny and John navigate a deep and intuitive current of time, melody and harmony that will move you. Their new project, called The Evenin' News, includes originals, old favorites, a cappella and hot instrumental numbers, and tight harmony singing takes a spotlight with Will's smooth lead and baritone, Danny's cutting tenor and John's soaring high-baritone.
Danny and John are both known for their work with David Via and Corn Tornado in the early 2000s, while Danny and Will released a well received duet album in 2006 called Murders Drownings and Lost Loves, but the three first performed together as part of the award winning Magraw Gap in the mid 1990s.