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Andy McKee Kicks Off U.S. Tour Beginning in November

Acclaimed acoustic guitarist Andy McKee is kicking off a slate of US dates that will carry him into 2014.

The master fingerstyle player plans a big return to the public eye with a worldwide tour and the release of his first new music since 2010’s acclaimed album Joyland. The tour begins November 6 in Annapolis, Maryland.

McKee, an acclaimed solo acoustic guitarist, has enjoyed crossover success to more than 150 million YouTube viewers. To fans of virtuoso musicianship it is McKee’s attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the rest.

To fans of popular music McKee entertains the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique.

McKee continues to challenge himself. He completed a recent string of Australian shows performing alongside Prince, who had requested Andy to join his band for the concerts. A planned series of new releases is on deck for 2014.

Find out more at andymckee.com.

Here's McKee playing "Hunter's Moon":

ANDY MCKEE FALL/WINTER 2013-14 TOUR DATES

  • Nov. 6 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head
  • Nov. 7 – Washington DC – The Hamilton
  • Nov. 8 – New York, NY – B.B. King’s
  • Nov. 9 – East Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall
  • Nov. 10 – Londonderry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
  • Nov. 12 – Buffalo, NY – Traif Music Hall
  • Nov. 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
  • Nov. 14 – Kent, OH – Kent Stage
  • Nov. 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Ballroom
  • Nov. 16 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
  • Nov. 17 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
  • Nov. 21 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center
  • Nov. 22 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater
  • Jan. 9 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s
  • Jan. 10 – Malibu, CA – Smothers Theater at Pepperdine University
  • Jan. 11 – Kirkland, WA – Kirkland Performance Center
  • Jan. 12 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
  • Jan. 17 – Emporia, KS – Emporia Arts Council
  • Jan. 23, 24, 25, 26 – Anaheim, CA – NAMM Convention

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.