Travis Knapp
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Travis Knapp

Ithaca, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1985

Ithaca, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 1985
Solo Folk Soul

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Sep
05
Travis Knapp @ Floyd Yoga Jam

Indian Valley, Virginia, United States

Indian Valley, Virginia, United States

Sep
04
Travis Knapp @ Floyd Yoga Jam

Indian Valley, Virginia, United States

Indian Valley, Virginia, United States

Aug
02
Travis Knapp @ Maxie's Supper Club & Oyster Bar

Ithaca, New York, United States

Ithaca, New York, United States

Music

Press


"Band Press"

2 Honorable Mentions
(Best Male Vocalist + Top CD)
from the 2014 "Jimmies" awards

Fan Testimonials:

"Travis, you truly have a gift. Phrases were going through my head, like, "The voice of a generation," and "The new Pete Seeger." I imagine you've heard these compliments before, so I add my voice to them.
Also, I feel that people especially like music like yours when they can admire and respect the person behind the music. Your values, your honesty, and your love of life, the earth, and people, shine through."
- Judith Hendin (www.consciousbody.com)

"We met you at LEAF and you gave us your album as a trade for juice from our stand. We played the album on the ride back to town and were amazed at the quality and sound. Travis Knapp is an amazingly talented musician and an underrated gem that will surely be making big waves very soon! Sooo good!"
-Zack and Jenni (Roaming in the Raw)

"The first time I ever heard Travis Knapp's music, it was live at an event for the Green party. After moving with the sweet melody of his banjo and the listening to the inspirational words, I knew he was in the right place. Not only does Travis give advice to press forward during struggle and to take care of the Earth, but he also inspires me to be kinder to others and be more generous to those without."
- Morgan Lorraine (Herkimer, NY)

"Your music resonates those quiet, soft-spoken truths - with a booming bright voice. The message carries through whether playing guitar, piano, banjo, or singing: each carry your steady beautiful voice."
- Valena Beety (Morgantown, WV) -


Discography

"For Everything That's Good" - 2014 [full-length]

"Bright New Way" - 2013 [full-length]

"Polly and Travis" EP - 2011

"Shadows" EP - 2007

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Bio

www.travisknapp.com - Conscious Acoustic Folk-Soul

Travis Knapp, born, raised, and living in rural Central New York State, creates music that is unapologetically optimisticuplifting to the souland rooted in a spiritual and earthly vision.
With a diverse stylistic palette of folk, soul, jazz, pop, classical, blues, and gospel traditions, his organic accompaniment on piano, banjo, and guitar supports a dynamically expressive voice.  His latest and most representative album "For Everything That's Good" was released in October 2014 - it was written while bicycle touring around the country, and features the banjo and abundant vocal harmonies.

2 Honorable Mentions 
(Best Male Vocalist + Top CD) 
from the 2014 "Jimmies" awards



FAN TESTIMONIALS:

"Travis, you truly have a gift. Phrases were going through my head, like, "The voice of a generation," and "The new Pete Seeger." I imagine you've heard these compliments before, so I add my voice to them. 
Also, I feel that people especially like music like yours when they can admire and respect the person behind the music. Your values, your honesty, and your love of life, the earth, and people, shine through."
- Judith Hendin (www.consciousbody.com)

"We met you at LEAF and you gave us your album as a trade for juice from our stand. We played the album on the ride back to town and were amazed at the quality and sound. Travis Knapp is an amazingly talented musician and an underrated gem that will surely be making big waves very soon!Sooo good!"
-Zack and Jenni (Roaming in the Raw)

"Not only does Travis give advice to press forward during struggle and to take care of the Earth, but he also inspires me to be kinder to others and be more generous to those without."

- Morgan Lorraine (Herkimer, NY)
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After studying at the Conservatory of Music of Ithaca College where he accompanied singers and performed with Ithacappella, Travis was awarded the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship which he used to take permaculture classes and launch the market garden and sprouting company "Dancing Turtle".  With his feet now wet in the world of plants, he dove back into making music.  In 2011 he toured with the acoustic avant-folk duo Polly and Travis. In the fall of 2013 he traveled the Northeast and Southern Appalachia by bicycle to promote his first full-length album, "Bright New Way", released in October. Winter of 2014 was also spent on the bicycle touring the San Francisco Bay area.  For 4 years, he served as vegetable gardener and musician-in-residence at the Body Mind Retreats (also home to the Ithaca Zen Center and Sufi Whirling Dervish Center).  2015 will be his most musically adventurous year to date, with plans to share music at festivals and gatherings around the US.

Still living near Ithaca, NY, Travis continues to practice permaculture and regenerative agriculture while he makes plans to start a medicinal and culinary herb farm.  He continues to explore music as an important form of sound healing and education.  As half of the community education duo "Rot and Roll", he writes and performs composting and ecology songs, including "Raw Veggies and Greens" from the Grammy-nominated album "Food for Thought."  He also performs and facilitates workshops with the Honey Child Soul Quintet, which is led by Elisa Sciscioli.  Travis sings locally and across the country at festivals, gardens, schools, houses, cafes, bars, churches, circuses, sidewalks, and art centers, spreading his positive music and ideas wherever they find fertile ground - in hopes of inspiring folks to live honestly and joyfully!

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