DENISON — Andrew McKnight, an acclaimed folk singer and songwriter, will present "A Morning of Music" during the 11:15 a.m. worship service at Red River Unitarian Universalist Church this Sunday.

DENISON — Andrew McKnight, an acclaimed folk singer and songwriter, will present "A Morning of Music" during the 11:15 a.m. worship service at Red River Unitarian Universalist Church this Sunday.


McKnight usually performs solo, as he will at RRUU, but often joins founding "Nitty Gritty Dirt Band" member Les Thompson to front the quartet "Beyond Borders."


His music, which focuses on preserving American landscapes and heritage, is rooted in Appalachian history and culture (including the Civil War ballad "The Road to Appomattox", as well as on helping neighbors in need. He lives near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.


His songs have been performed at the Kennedy Center, the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival and the Katharine Hepburn Theater, as well as on National Public Radio and XM/ Sirius Satellite.


His passion for community causes has led him to perform in support of mental-health and elder appeals from California and Massachusetts, and has logged half a million miles to share his music with diverse audiences.


Copies of five CDs of McKnight’s performances will be available for purchase. The church meets at 515 N. Burnett Ave. in Denison, one block north of Morton St. The concert at RRUU is free and open to the public. A nursery will be provided.