Andy McKee ranks among the most respected and popular acoustic guitar players of the modern day as evidenced by millions upon millions of YouTube views, and glowing endorsements by artists ranging from Prince, to Certified Guitar Player Tommy Emmanuel. The late Purple One had McKee open for and then play with his band on an Australian tour. Emmanuel chose McKee to be first artist on his new label, GGP Sounds, and made McKee’s first-ever live album Live Book its inaugural release last year.
McKee is most famous for his rhythmically mindboggling, two-handed approach to playing percussive solo acoustic steel string, but he’s also a fine fingerstylist with a strong compositional foundation. When GP spoke to him at the outset of 2015 about his Mythmaker EP, McKee said:
“My attitude has changed. I still enjoy coming up with new stuff when I can—or when the music requires it—but I don’t try too hard to come up with difficult new techniques just to do it. With this EP, I wanted to bring the music back to melodic ideas and emotional experiences.”
Read the full interview here.
McKee always delivers an emotional live show, and his guitar arsenal ranging from traditional steel strings, to baritone and harp guitars is always interesting.
Don’t miss this opportunity to have your heartstrings tugged by an acoustic maestro, and pick up a few new techniques along the way.
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GP Presents Andy McKee
Wednesday, April 5
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
7:30pm doors / 8pm show, All Ages
Free Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario strings, Planet Waves accessories, and a Mesa Boogie pedal raffle onsite.