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Innovative guitarist Andy McKee to perform at the MACC

July 6, 2017
Lahaina News

KAHULUI - One of the world's finest acoustic guitarists, Andy McKee will perform on Friday, July 14, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's McCoy Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m.?

His crossover success to over 150 million YouTube viewers underscores his emergence as one of today's most unique and influential artists.

To fans of popular music, McKee entertains both 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.

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Andy McKee magically transforms the steel string guitar into full orchestra through his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. PHOTO BY LARRY PEREZ.

He's been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic magazine in the U.K., and McKee is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours around the world.

His live performances have become a point of fascination with his loyal followers. His "Live Book" album included the finest takes from his live shows with the hope to capture and showcase the energy he creates for those who have not been able to attend his concerts.

McKee is the first artist to be signed to CGP Sounds founded by premiere guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel.?

"Andy McKee has been launched into the upper stratosphere of the world's very best acoustic players, and for good reason. His densely melodic and percussive style is mesmerizing to say the least," noted a Guitar World writer.?

"In my humble opinion, Andy is the most innovative and exciting finger-style guitarist to emerge in years. Andy has developed a mastery of the six-string guitar and the harp guitar that leaves me speechless," said Don Ross.?

Tickets are $38 or $48 (plus applicable fees); call 242-SHOW or visit MauiArts.org.

 
 
 

 

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