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Guitarist Andy McKee: From YouTube to Bijou

January 29, 2019

Andy McKee is a guitarist’s guitarist. He has also garnered more than 200 million views on YouTube.

The acoustic picker will play the homey Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport Saturday, Feb. 9

McKee is considered one of the world’s finest acoustic guitarists, attracting fans of virtuoso musicianship. In the process, he pays a lot of attention to song structure and melodic content.

To regular fans of popular music, McKee entertains visually, too, as he transforms the steel-string guitar into something more via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique.

In the past few years, McKee has toured America and from Brazil to Southeast Asia and Russia. He also once played with Prince at arena shows in Australia as a featured soloist and special guest member of Prince’s live band.

Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m. $45-$25. BijouTheatreCT.com

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