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Danny Knicely
melody lingers on cd cover picLatest CD "Waltz For Aimee" featuring Wyatt Rice and Mark Schatz
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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. He also teaches and presents concerts. For a full bio check out the "Bio" page.

Explore all of Danny's activities here on his website, and join Danny's mailing list to keep up with his upcoming appearances.




New Album "Waltz for Aimee"the melody lingers on cd cover

Danny Knicely's new 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 flat-picker extraodinaire Wyatt Rice, rhythm/lead guitarist for the Tony Rice Unit, and twice named International Bluegrass Music Association's bassist of the year, Mark Schatz, from Nickel Creek and the Claire Lynch Band. 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.

Don't miss a rare opportunity to see these exceptional musicians perform this music live in concert at limited showings in Virginia during the first week of September.

Sept. 4 - Waterford Old School Waterford, VA (buy tickets $15)
Sept. 5 - Lime Kiln Theater Lexington, VA (free)
Sept. 6 - Ashland Coffee & Tea Ashland, VA (call 804-798-1702 for tickets $18 advance, $22 @ door)
Sept. 7 - Court Square Theater Harrisonburg, VA (buy tickets $16 advance, $18 @ door)


The Meaning of Buckdance is a collaborative dance piece exploring the connections between flatfooting/clogging, tap, and urban dance featuring members of Urban Artistry, Good Foot Dance Company, and tap dancer Baakari Wilder. The show debuted at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts last fall 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.

"The Meaning of Buckdance" will be presented at Danny Knicely's annual Winter concert at Franklin Park Performing Arts Center in Purcellville, Virginia on January 31, 2015.