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melody lingers on cd cover picLatest CD "Waltz For Aimee" featuring Wyatt Rice and Mark Schatz
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.


This year, Danny's annual big winter concert features The Meaning of Buckdance. The show is a collaborative dance piece exploring the connections between flatfooting/clogging, tap and urban dance. It features members of Urban Artistry, the Good Foot Dance Company and tap dancer Baakari Wilder. The show debuted at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and traveled to Russia in August 2014 on a tour sponsored by the US Department of State. Performances and workshops were held in Yekaterinburg as part of "City Day", a festival to celebrate the town's 291st birthday, and in the city of Perm as part of the Ves' Zakamsk Street Dance festival.

Join Danny and his guests for his Winter concert at Franklin Park Performing Arts Center in Purcellville, Virginia, on January 31, 2015. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at door. Reserve yours by calling 540-338-7973.

New Album Waltz for Aimee

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Danny Knicely's latest release, Waltz for Aimee, focuses on the true and natural tone of exquisitely fine acoustic instruments in the hands of master musicians. Danny plays a vintage D-18 Martin guitar and is accompanied by two renowned musicians.

Flat-picker extraodinaire Wyatt Rice is the rhythm/lead guitarist for the Tony Rice Unit. Mark Schatz, twice named the International Bluegrass Music Association's bassist of the year, plays wiht Nickel Creek, the Claire Lynch Band and DC's own Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble.

The album features old-time flat-picking, open string swing, dreadnaught jazz, and includes cameo performances by Danny on mandolin and vocals. Recorded by Les Thompson, founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the sound reproduction is accurate and captures the energy and groove of the trio. The album is now available on compact disc and for digital downloads on the Store page.