august 2014

"I know a fair amount about theory and chord construction and things like that, but when I'm writing, I try to use my ear and let things happen as naturally as I can."

On his new EP, Mythmaker, the acoustic virtuoso introduces surprising new sounds—and a new approach to releasing music.

It has been nearly a decade since Andy McKee's video for “Drifting" turned the former guitar teacher from Topeka, Kansas, into one of YouTube's first viral music stars. Millions of views and a spate of critically acclaimed albums followed, but it's McKee's ability as a live performer—one who can pull orchestral sound out of a single guitar—that has kept him on the road almost constantly.

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