AHWAHNEE — Fall heralds the return of live music at the Coolwater Ranch, with Keith Knight scheduled to perform on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m.
Keith is a Native American solo 12- and 6-string acoustic guitarist, vocalist, and mandolinist, who has been performing across the United States since 1993.
His high-energy guitar wizardry takes modern and and traditional acoustic music to incredible heights, and is considered by many to be one of the finest finger picking guitarists in America.
Keith’s music is deeply rooted in Delta and Ragtime blues, Appalachian folk, and other Americana genres. His jaw-dropping finger style guitar has gained him notable recognition, including a fellowship for music performance from the South Carolina Arts Commission, making him the first “non-classical musician” to achieve this honor in South Carolina.
Keith has been a grant recipient from numerous arts organizations, including: First Nations Composer Initiative, SC Arts Alliance, and Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. He was voted by Austin audiences to be in the “Top 10 Best Musician” category in the Austin Music Awards.
From 1000-seat performing arts centers to intimate 150-seat black box theaters, his concerts combine a variety of musical styles which make his shows refreshingly versatile. He is also known for his humor, wit, engaging storytelling, and audience interaction that continues to captivate and entertain audiences from start to finish.
Check out Keith here…
Passes for this show are available now at Oakhurst Feed and Mountain Feed and Nursery, or you can contact host Robin Ralston at 559-760-1134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have a reservation at the door. Suggested donation for the artist is $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Concerts at the ranch are small not for profit (an understatement, says Robin!) social events attended by about 40 friends, neighbors and family. About 20 additional seats are available by arrangement to interested listeners.
The ranch is located in Ahwahnee, just ten minutes from Oakhurst at 45680 Forest Ridge Drive.
Just a few house rules attendees are asked to follow please: no alcohol, drugs or smoking and no children under 16. The Coolwater Concert Series is sponsored in part by Tenaya Lodge.
As always, there will be a variety of foods and non-alcoholic beverages available at no extra cost.
For more information on concerts at the Coolwater Ranch, visit their website
Future Concerts at the Ranch:
Cosy Sheridan – Nov. 19, 2016
Mike Dowling – Jan. 14, 2017
Dave Stamey – Feb. 25, 2017
David Grier – Mar. 25, 2017
Michael Chapdelaine – Apr. 22, 2017
Claude Bourbon – May 20, 2017
Preston Reed – Oct. 14, 2017
Chris Proctor – Nov. 11, 2017
For more info please call host Robin Ralston at 559-760-1134. See you there!