Travis Knapp makes holiday stop at KAC

Published Nov 29, 2018 at 12:00pm

CLINTON — The Travis Knapp Solo tour will make a stop at Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 E. Park Row, for the center’s holiday concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23.

A circus, bowling alley, a yoga festival, an eco-village in Scotland, a pub in Ireland and a theater in Ithaca were among a few of Knapp’s stops this year on his way home to Clinton for his eighth annual Christmas show at the KAC.

Knapp said his audience should be prepared to sing along. The artist performs mostly folk songs with a little gospel, blues and rock mixed in, including songs from his fourth album released in July, “One by One.”

One By One” includes anthemic sing-alongs like “One By One,” “Democracy,” and “Dark Times,” and stories like “Alright,” “Cabin Visitors” and “Cannon Ball,” which is about the Standing Rock movement. 

He is the 2016 winner of “Best of Bound for Glory” for performances on the country’s longest-running live folk radio broadcast.

After studying piano accompanying at the Conservatory of Music at Ithaca College, Knapp was awarded the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship in 2008 for his song, “Before You Go.”  Following a plunge into organic agriculture for a few years, he began performing as a songwriter in 2013 with the release of his first album, “Bright New Way.” 

Singer-songwriter Knapp was raised in central New York. Along the way he has added banjo, kalimba, and shruti box to his armamentarium of piano, guitar and vocals.

For more information, go to travisknapp.com or look for travisknappmusic on Facebook.

On the net: www.kacny.org