Win Tickets ($40): Andy McKee @ Aladdin Theater | Acoustic Guitar Soloists, Fingerstyle, Folk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Andy McKee @ Aladdin Theater on January 12. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 10.

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Andy McKee @ Aladdin TheaterAndy McKee
January 12, 2014
Doors 7 p.m. / Show 8 p.m. | $18 ADV / $20 Doors | Minors OK w/ Parent or Guardian
More info: aladdin-theater.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR 97202
(503) 234-9694

Andy McKee’s acoustic guitar can approximate the polyrhythmic interplay of a percussion ensemble, the harmonic sweep of a string section, the dazzling runs of a bluegrass doghouse bass-and-banjo duo, and virtually anything else his pastoral compositions and tasteful covers require. In 9 years and 5 records he’s written an oeuvre that globally inspires and intrigues music fans. His robust 200 dates-a-year tour itinerary—often spanning domestic rural to the exotically remote, from Albuquerque to Jakarta to Zurich and everything in between—and his fans-first commitment, make him a worldwide ambassador for a new era in acoustic virtuosity.

Andy’s imaginative and masterful approach to the instrument and his Guitar Masters tour franchise—a tour package of edgy progressives—is helping to redefine our conception of acoustic guitar. Recently he’s garnered plum exposure playing with Prince in sold out arena shows in Australia as a featured soloist and special guest member of Prince’s extraordinary live band.

He has toured two different continents with Dream Theater (where he played to 10,000 in Mexico City and to tens of thousands in South Korea, Thailand, China and Japan) and with one of his hero’s, Eric Johnson (who made a rare acoustic showing on the Guitar Masters Tour), where he’s been able to share his unique artistry with a wide and diverse audience. Fans of sophisticated holiday music had the opportunity to hear Andy on Josh Groban’s Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum Christmas album, Noël. In December 2008 Andy was awarded Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s esteemed worldwide silver medal award for his fingerstyle approach.

But most fans first exposure to Andy’s guitartistry has been through his youtube presence; the Topeka Kansas native’s 150 million cumulative youtube views puts him in the top 3 most viewed subjects on the site’s storied 7-year history. Youtube, and video culture in general, tends to have a shtick-based popularity where humorous and superficial images tend to attract the most attention. That a guy with just an acoustic guitar and no fancy camera work or special effects could resonate with that many people is inspiring in that it showed there is a powerful and widespread hunger for pure and progressive musicianship.

This year Andy will embark on 3 somewhat simultaneous tours. He will head back out with Dream Theater, hitting South Korea, Indonesia, and Japan. He will play arena shows with Prince as a special guest and directly accompany Prince through the catalog of many of his hits. His solo Pale Blue Tour will cover many parts of the planet. In all, Andy will be playing in America, Brazil, Canada, Singapore, Mexico City, France, England, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, China, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Greece, Spain, and Portugal. And Guitar Masters will reach the UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, and Switzerland.

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27 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Andy McKee @ Aladdin Theater | Acoustic Guitar Soloists, Fingerstyle, Folk

  1. Cody January 6, 2014 at 15:52 #

    I’m a huge fan of Andy and would love to see him live. Him and Yngwie Malmsteen are my favs!

  2. Don January 6, 2014 at 15:59 #

    Very cool prize. Would love to go. Thanks!

  3. Fred January 6, 2014 at 18:18 #

    Would really love to win tickets for this one. I play acoustic guitar (as well as lead and rhythm in a band) and love to hear other guitar players who know their craft. Have heard of Andy McKee and would love to see him.

  4. Bill W. January 6, 2014 at 18:41 #

    This would be good fun and a great to kickoff the new year.

  5. robert richard January 6, 2014 at 20:20 #

    Missing great finger style guitar since Micheal Hedges…this sounds fantastic!

  6. pat January 7, 2014 at 10:13 #

    yes please pick me

  7. Lisa January 7, 2014 at 15:19 #

    I am returning to Portland after a long trip. Andy McKee live is the perfect kick off for my time in the beautiful North West again. Plus this amazing musician just rocks on his acoustic guitar!

  8. Bjoern January 9, 2014 at 12:48 #

    would love to see David

  9. Chris January 9, 2014 at 14:42 #

    I have been dying to see Andy for a long time and I’m glad he finally made it to Portland! I would love to go!

  10. Sarah Sims January 9, 2014 at 14:43 #

    Amazing musician from my hometown of Topeka, Kansas! I would absolutely love to go. Would be great to enjoy some good music and have a little taste of home.

  11. Keri January 9, 2014 at 14:57 #

    Andy McKee rocks! This would be a great show to go see with my husband.

    • Keri January 9, 2014 at 14:58 #

      Oops. I typed my email incorrectly…This response has my correct email.

      • Keri January 9, 2014 at 15:02 #

        Andy McKee rocks! I would love to go see this show with my husband!

  12. Mr Karl Michael Jacobson January 9, 2014 at 15:03 #

    Way cool!

  13. Lori Gustin January 9, 2014 at 15:40 #

    I would love to see him live!

  14. Benno January 9, 2014 at 15:51 #

    Normally self-restrained, I have drool running down my chin thinking about this show. I would reall, really appreciate. Thanks.

    • Naomi January 9, 2014 at 15:53 #

      He’s not joking about drool. There’s a puddle on his desk.

  15. Aaron January 9, 2014 at 18:07 #

    This sounds awesome, would love to go!

  16. Janelle January 9, 2014 at 18:08 #

    Yes! This would be a great night!

  17. Steve January 9, 2014 at 20:32 #

    I want to win because this sounds like a blast!

  18. panda January 9, 2014 at 20:39 #

    sounds better than a birthday wedding

  19. Jamie January 9, 2014 at 21:42 #

    Wow. This sounds just mind-blowing to see in person. I would really appreciate the opportunity to see and listen to such special talent.

  20. Tony January 9, 2014 at 22:12 #

    Count me in, have not been to a concert in a while and this sounds
    like it would be great to experience!

  21. Lisa January 10, 2014 at 11:07 #

    He sounds very talented! I love live music and would love to hear him.

  22. Toby January 10, 2014 at 12:08 #

    I need an uplifting, musical experience this weekend and would be VERY thankful to win.

  23. nicole January 11, 2014 at 01:11 #

    Please pick me… I’m on vacation without plans!

  24. nicole January 11, 2014 at 01:12 #

    I’m on vacation without plans and would love to go!

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