" In the wide open spaces you can clear out your mind "
" In the small towns and faces you can keep what you find "
Solo artist Derek Knott's songs are like little prayers- little secular prayers. That's not to say there isn't plenty of soul and spirituality in his acoustically rooted music. Even the laid back tunes smile warmly and swing sweetly." -Rochester's City Newspaper
After a stint touring with Grammy-winner Joanne Shenandoah and famous Texas fiddle player Eric Hokkanen, Knott opted for solo performance and started touring the northeast. People took notice. Judy Dyble, British folk legend and member of Fairport Convention, called his songs "brilliant.” Others have remarked on his “subtle, incisive lyrics, soothing singing and guitar playing.”