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AAFFM Presents: Benson and Leinweber, and KnightSong
November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST$8 – $10
November 19, 2016
Fiddler’s Green Coffeehouse
BENSON AND LEINWEBER
Benson and Leinweber have been wowing crowds wherever they have played. Dave Benson and David Leinweber are outstanding guitarists, songwriters, and performers. Veterans of the blues, rock and folk scenes, the two form a powerhouse duo featuring excellent harmonies, skillful guitar-interplay and well-selected songs – not to mention lots of fun and energy.
David Leinweber has performed widely at festivals, concert venues and clubs for years, including international appearances abroad where he was dubbed “The Flatpicking Professor.” He has also performed widely in refined higher-educational settings like bars and honky-tonks, to say nothing of numerous universities, civic groups and college campuses. He has placed in numerous flatpicking, fingerpicking and songwriting competitions.
Benson is also an award-winning songwriter, with many years of experience as a versatile guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and performer. He has appeared in performance venues all over his native South.
The duo’s repertoire ranges from traditional music of Appalachia and the British Isles, to Spanish ballads, to folkadelic rock and acoustic blues. Critics have praised their work with such phrases as “excellent guitarists,” “Masters of the flatpicking and fingerpicking styles of guitar,” and “great picking combined with good songwriting; what more could you ask?”
Many of their songs tell great stories and feature distinctive idioms of guitar-playing and songwriting. But most of all, they are just out to entertain and have a good time. Their performances intersperse intricate guitar work and vocals with joke-cracking and occasional commentaries. They are a good fit for audiences of all stripes and tastes.
KnightSong was formed by Pat Buonodono, Brad Ketch and Keith Duggan in 1989. KnightSong performs year-round for public and private gatherings. The group also performs regularly at charitable events and senior living centers. KnightSong has performed for a number of years at the Georgia Shakespeare Festival and “Christmas Candlelight Nights” at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina and recently toured Denver to perform for the Bethany Festival of Faith and the Arts. KnightSong also performed in 2012 at inaugural AleCon music convention in Atlanta. KnightSong currently has four CDs available for sale and its music is available on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon.com.
The KnightSong singers are a diverse group, with but two commonalities — first, a love of a cappella music, and second, a love of laughter. We consider ourselves a musical family of friends and hope that our music provides the listener with the same joy we find in making it.