Missing Man Tour: Celebration of Lonnie Knight

Lonnie Knight

Legendary Minnesota musician Lonnie Knight passed away on May 7, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was in the process of preparing for a tour later in the summer with me and former band mate, long-time collaborator and best friend Fredy Argir.

Fredy Argir and Barbara With, 1975

Lonnie, Fred and I toured together in the mid-70s performing our original music in the Midwest and Texas. After Lonnie passed, Fred and I decided to go forward with the Missing Man Tour and are dedicating these to Lonnie’s incomparable songwriting, unparalleled guitar playing, and a career that spans six decades. He was a man who played well with others. Always willing to come play if he could, it was never about the money, it was about his love of the music and of his own creativity.

We will be performing many of Lonnie’s songs, as well as songs of ours that he covered, and music we have written for and performed with him through the years.

Fredy Argir was born in Hibbing, MN and has worked most of his life out of Austin, Texas. He traveled for decades performing his original music and has recorded and released over a dozen albums. In the mid-1990s he spent five years at Dell Computer before building his Austin recording Studio and returning to the music industry for another decade. Fredy is also a published author, poet, and photographer.

Freehands Farmhouse

Special guests William Smith (harmonica), George Traugott (bass, concertina), Richard Grossman (percussion) and other friends who have performed with Lonnie will be joining us for some of the gigs.

August 11: Freehands Farm, Ashland, WI
60445 Summit Road West, 715.682.3596
With George Traugott and William Smith
6:30 – 9:30 PM

Freehands Lakeside

August 12: Freehands Lakeside, Ashland
2521 Lake Shore Drive West, 715.685.2583
With George Traugott and William Smith
7 PM – 10 PM

August 13: Tom’s Burned Down Cafe
Madeline Island, Wisconsin
With George Traugott and William Smith
6:30 – 9:30 PM

August 17: Hibbing College
In a benefit for the Mark DeMillo Scholarship Fund $10 cover
1515 E. 25th Street, Hibbing, MN, 218.262.7200
With George Traugott and William Smith
7 – 9 PM

August 18: Amazing Grace, Duluth, MN
394 S Lake Ave, (218) 723-0075
With George Traugott and William Smith
6 – 8 PM

August 19: Dan Israel Folk Fest,
Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in Wolfe Park
3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park FREE
6 pm

Riverview Cafe

August 19: Riverview Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
3756 – 42nd Ave, 612.722.7234
With George Traugott and William Smith
8 – 10 PM

August 22: 318 Music Cafe, Excelsior, MN
318 Water Street, 952.401.9702
With George Traugott and William Smith
8 – 10 PM

August 23: Underground Music, Cafe Falcon Heights, MN
1579 Hamlin Ave, 651.644.9959
With George Traugott, William Smith and special guest Reid Papke
7 – 9 PM

August 24: Bell Street Art Bar, Madeline Island
Barbara and Fredy  
3 – 5 PM

August 25: Tom’s Burned Down Cafe, Madeline Island
With George Traugott, William Smith and Richard Grossman
8 – 11 PM

August 26: La Pointe Center Stage Mobile Concert, Madeline Island
Harry Nelson Rec Center, Downtown
With William Smith, George Traugott, and Richard Grossman
5:30 – 7:30 PM

William Smith and George Traugott




Richard Grossman, Madeleine Hart, Lonnie Knight