Location: Asbury Park
Genre: Hip Hop / Soul / Classical
Years Active: Present
Label: Hightide Records
Official Website: www.kufknotz.com


MC/ Poet/Songwriter Kuf Knotz and

classically trained Harpist/Guitarist/Pianist/ Vocalist 

Christine Elise have combined forces to create a new album. The unlikely pair connected and built the project with a similar vision, wanting to create positive, forward-thinking music driven by a strong message. Both individuals are intrinsically motivated to foster community growth through musical expression.



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This album was released in 2018 ONLY in physical CD form. We recently added it to digital outlets. 



February 25th / Ocean Grove, NJ / Jersey Shore Arts Center 

February 23rd / West Chester, PA / Sprout Music Collective - CAPACITY

February 15th / Manayunk, PA / Grape Street 

February 11th / Ardmore, PA / Ardmore Music Hall

Feb 3rd / Philadelphia PA / The Fillmore : W/ G. Love & Special Sauce

MARCH 2018

March 31st / Ardmore, PA / Ardmore Music Hall : W/ Wyclef 

March 9th / New York, NY/ Rockwood Music Hall 

March 9th / New York, NY/  SoFar NYC: Smart Design

APRIL 2018

April 15th / Manayunk, PA / Manayunk StrEAT Festival

MAY 2018

May 22nd / Philadelphia, PA / Bourbon and Branch 

May 19th / Asbury Park, NJ / Langousta Louge 

JUNE 2018

June 30th / Lancaster, PA / Tellus 360

June 24th / Toland, MA / Unifer

June 23rd / Glouchester City, NJ / Not Your Mothers Festival 

June 21nd / Philadelphia, PA / SoFar: Philadelphia Observation Deck - SOLDOUT

June 16th / Doylestown, PA / Puck Live

June 12th / Philadelphia, PA / Fergies: Molestice Event 

June 7th / New York, NY / SoFar NYC: Samovar Piano Bar

June 6th / New York, NY / Mercury Lounge 

JULY 2018

July 28th / Burlington, VT / Skinny Pancake 

July 27th / Burlington, VT / Radio Bean 

July 13th / Montepieler, VT / Positive Pies 

July 12th / Ardmore, PA / Ardmore Music Hall: W/ Yellowman  

July 7th / Princeton, NJ / Triumph Brewery

July 6th / Reading, PA / First Friday Downtown Beer Garden - 200+


August 31st / Montreal, QC / Nomad Live: ArtJam

August 29th / Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Bowl: Flow Tribe

August 28th / Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda’s: W/ Liniker e os Caramelows 

August 25th / Washington, D.C. / Living Stage : Hotel RL

August 24th / Washington, D.C. / Rock N Roll Hotel - 9 Songwriters Series

August 19th / Schwenksville, PA / Philadelphia Folk Fest 

August 18th / Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Bowl: W/ Raging Fyah 

August 16th / Germantown, PA / PCG Live - Pastorius Community Garden 

August 12th / Philadelphia, PA / One Arts 

August 12th / Douglassville, PA / Hidden river Brewery-CAPACITY

August 11th / Middletown, CT / Buttonwood Tree 

August 4th / New York, NY / Smart Design: SoFar-SOLDOUT


September 29th / Manayunk, PA /  Manayunk Harvest Fest

September 29th / Philadelphia, PA / Higher Vibe Festival 

September 21st / Philadelphia, PA / Headlong Studio 

September 16th / Jenkintown, PA /  Jenkintown Arts Festival FESTIVAL HEADLINER


September 15th / West Chester, PA / Sprout Music Collective 

September 14th / Frederick, MD / Cafe Nola

September 13th / Ardmore, PA / The Living Room at 35 East - CAPACITY

September 9th / Morrisville, PA / Healthy Living Festival 

September 8th / Havertown, PA / Haverford Music Festival 

September 6th / Montreal, QC /  Bootlegger, L'Authentique: Le Cypher

September 5th / Montreal, QC / Mercredi Live: 50th Anniversary Cypher

September 5th / Montreal, QC / Café Résonance

September 4th / Ottawa, ON / Rainbow Bistro: Poetic Elements / Nile Groove

September 3rd / Montreal, QC / Quai des Brumes

September 2nd / Montreal, QC / Brutopia Brewery & Kitchen


October 27th / Wayne, PA / 118 North 

October 26th / New Hope, PA / John and Peter’s 

October 24th / Philadelphia, PA / World Cafe Live: BuildaBridge Fundraiser 

October 20th / Lowell, MA / The Hearing Room 

October 18th /  Winooski, VT / Monkey House 

October 14th / Philadelphia, PA / Aretha Franklin Tribute: Philadelphia Folk Society 

October 14th / Ardmore, PA / Ardmore Music Hall: Funky Sunday Brunch 

October 12th / Riverwalk Music Cafe / Nashua, NH - CAPACITY

October 10th /  Cambridge, MA / SoFar: Boston  - SOLDOUT

October 10th /  Cambridge, MA / WEMF Radio Performance & Interview 

October 9th / New York City, NY / Pianos: Coffee Music Project 

October 8th / Portland, ME / Flask Lounge: Monday of the Minds 

October 6th / Hubbards, NS CAN / Trellis Cafe  - CAPACITY

October 5th / Halifax, NS CAN / Radstorm  - CAPACITY

October 4th / Moncton, NB CAN / Plan B Lounge 

October 3rd / Providence, RI / Alchemy 


November 29th / Brooklyn, NY / Paper Box: ArtJam Brooklyn vol.1

November 24th / Mount Laurel, NJ / Made and Found Market 

November 17th /  Philadelphia, PA / Boot and Saddle W/ SHAD

November 16th / New York City, NY / SoFar NYC - SOLDOUT

November 8th / Syracuse, NY / Funk and Waffle 

November 7th / Ottawa, ON CAN / Bar Robo

November 6th /  Montreal, QC CAN / 180g Record and Coffee Shop

November 5th / Burlington, VT / Sangha Studio: Yoga Class W/ Sage 

November 4th / Manchester, NH / Shaskeen: Rap Night 

November 3rd / Somerville, MA / P.A. Lounge 

November 2nd / Providence, RI / Dusk 


December 28th / Philadelphia PA / Green Soul

December 23rd / Anchorage, AK / La Potato

December 22nd / Homer, AK / Alice’s Champagne Palace

December 21st / Palmer, AK / Palmer Train Depot

December 20th / Anchorage AK / Parlor in the rounds / SOLDOUT

December 19th  / Anchorage, AK / House Concert

December 18th / Talkeetna, AK  / Arts Hanger 

December 15th / Fairbanks, AK / The Marlin - CAPACITY

December 14th / Anchorage, AK / Alaska Seeds for Change (Youth Workshop)

December 13th / Anchorage, AK / The Writer’s Block Cafe & Bookstore -SOLDOUT

December 8th / Philadelphia, PA / The Music Ward 



Jan 4TH / Phila PA /World Cafe Live W/ OZOMATLI

Jan 5TH / Burlington VT / Lamp Shop

Jan 25TH / Philadelphia PA / Green Soul

Jan 26TH / Rhode Island / Knickerbocker


FEB 2019

Feb 2ND / Burlington VT / Sangha Studio Yoga 

Feb 9TH / Philadelphia PA / The Folk Factory

Feb 15TH / Wayne PA / 118 North W/ Bella's Bartok

Feb 16TH / Dover NH /Bending Bodhi Yoga 

Feb 18TH / Portsmouth NH / Book and Bar

Feb 19TH / Portland ME /  Bull Fenney's

Feb 20TH / Brooklyn NY / Muchmore's

Feb 21ST / Cleveland OH / Music Box

Feb 23RD / Detroit MI / SoFar Detroit

Feb 25TH / Lakewood OH / The Winchester 

Feb 26TH / Columbus OH / Woodlands Tavern

Feb 27TH / Pittsburgh PA / Spirit Jam Session

Feb 28TH / Pittsburgh PA /James Simons Studio


MARCH 2019

March 1st /Harrisbugh PA / The Vegetable Hunter

March 2nd / Ardmore PA / The Living Room SOLDOUT 

March 4th / Burlington VT / Lamp Shop 

March 7th / Northern Vermont University Johnson

March 8th / Manhattan NY / Rockwood Music Hall

March 11th / Philadelphia PA / The Raven Lounge

March 13th / Brooklyn NY / SoFar Sounds

March 14th / Nashua NH / Riverwalk Cafe
March 15th / Providence RI / AS220

March 16th / Portland ME / EMPIRE

March 22nd / Philadelphia PA / Green Soul

March 24th / Ardmore PA / Ardmore Music Hall


APRIL 2019

April 5th / Ardmore Music Hall/  W/ Slick Rick 

April 6th / Lancaster PA / Tellus 360 

April 14th / Manayunk PA / StrEAT Festival

April 20th / West Phila PA/ One Art Community Center

April 20th/ Ogontz Ave PA/ 420 Event



April 21st/ Longmont CO/ The Speak Easy
April 22nd/ Denver CO / Whole Sol Blend Bar

April 23rd/ Boulder CO / The Laughing Goat

April 24th/ Fort Collins CO/ East Coast Bar
April 25th/ Denver CO/ 3 Kings Tavern

April 26th/ Denver CO/ Sofar Sounds Denver

April 27th/ Denver CO/ Sofar Sounds Denver
April 28th/ Colorado Springs CO/ Yoga Satya


MAY 2019

May 4th/ Camden NJ/ Spirit Alive Festival

May 4th/ Princeton University/ Yard Parties

May 10th/ Hartford CT / Spectra Wired Cafe 

May 11th/ Boston / Smoke & Shadows Variety Show

May 14th/ Sellersville Theater/ W/Adia Victoria

May 17th/ Goshen, Indiana / Ignition Music Garage

May 18th/ Clevend OH/ Sofar Sound Cleveland

May 24th/ Philadelphia PA/ One Art Community

May 31st/ Philadelphia PA/ Green Soul 


JUNE 2019

June 7th/ Norwood MA/ Fallout Shelter

June 8th/ Wayne PA/ Wayne Music Festival

June 11th/ Asheville NC / PULP

June 13th/ Roxborough / Philadelphia Folk Song Society

June 14th/ Russell MA /Ziointific Music Festival

June 15th/ New Hope PA / Green Roots Gathering 

June 21st/ Waterbury VT / Zenbarn

June 22nd/ Hartford CT / Spectra Wired Cafe

June 30th/ Philadelphia PA / Boot & Saddle W/ Addis Pablo



July 5th/ Denver CO/ Denver Open Media

July 9th/ Denver CO/ The River Yoga Studio

July 11th/ Denver CO/ Sofar Sounds 
July 12th/ Fort Collins CO/ East Coast Lounge

July 14th/ Boulder CO/ Colorado Athletic Club

JULY 2019

July 18th/ Wayne PA/ 118 North W/ YELLOWMAN

July 26th/ New York City/ Sofar Sounds

July 27th/ Nottingham PA/ Anahata's Purpose Retreat/Festival



Aug 1st/ Anchorage Alaska/ The Writers Block Cafe

Aug 2nd/ Ninilchik Alaska / Solmonfest

Aug 3rd/ Ninilchik Alaska/ Solmonfest

Aug 4th/ Denali Alaska / Tonglen Lake Lodge

Aug 6th/ Anchorage Alaska / Anchorage Museum of Art

Aug 6th/ Palmer Alaska/ Wood & Wire Guitar shop

Aug 7th / Soldotna Alaska / Levitt Amp Party in the Park

Aug 8th/ Anchorage Alaska/ Workshop (Denali Family Services)

Aug 9th/ Fairbanks Alaska/ The Marlin


Aug 10th/ Talkeetna Alaska / The Fairview Inn

Aug 11th/ Fairbanks Alaska / The Boatel


Aug 16th/ Richmond Vermont / Richmond Farmers Market

Aug 17th/ Jeffersonville Vermont / Cambridge Community Center

Aug 18th/ Stowe Vermont / Camp Ranch
Aug 21st/ Burlington Vermont/ Sangha Studio

Aug 23rd/ Richmond Vermont/ Richmond Farmers Market

Aug 23rd/ Richmond Vermont / Dome (House Party Performance)

Aug 24th/ Wakefield Rhode Island/ Pumphouse Music Works

Aug 25th/ West Reading PA/ Concerts In The Park

Aug 30th/ Philadelphia PA/ Green Soul
Aug 31st/ Pittsburgh PA/ IIneffable Ca Phe



Sept 1st/ Minnesota/ Shangri-La Festival 

Sept 4th/ Indianapolis IN/ Sofar Sounds

Sept 7th/ Carrboro NC/ 2nd Wind

Sept 8th/ South Carolina/ Mission Yoga Studio

Sept 12th/ Bonita Springs FL/ Sugar Shack Sessions

Sept 14th/ Ardmore PA/ The Living Room @35 East

Sept 15th/ Central Park (Band Shelter) NYC / Peace Vigil 

Sept 16th/ Doylestown PA/ Siren Records (State Sessions)

Sept 19th/ Germantown PA/ Pastorius Park Gardens

Sept 20th/ Pittsburgh PA/ Navus House

Sept 21st/ Pittsburgh PA/ Play for Change (Day Show) 
Sept 21st/ Akron OH/ Manitee (Night Show) 

Sept 22nd/ Oberlin OH/ Riverdog Music & Retreat

Sept 24th/ Harrisburg PA/ Just Plain Yoga SOLDOUT

Sept 27th/ Havertown PA/ Kelly Music Center

Sept 28th/ Asbury Park NJ/ Asbury Park Porchfest '19 (Day Show)

Sept 28th/ Manhattan NY/ Rockwood Music Hall (Night Show)

Sept 30th/ Brookyln NY/ RL Hotel



Oct 1st/Brookyln NY/ RL Hotel

Oct 2nd/ Saratoga Springs NY/ Saratoga Springs Public Library
Oct 2nd/ Saratoga Springs NY/ Caffe Lena (Night Show)

Oct 3rd/ Saratoga Springs/ Waldorf High School

Oct 3rd/ Saratoga Springs/ Chalrton High School

Oct 4th/ Portsmouth NH/ Book & Bar

Oct 5th/ Burlington VT/ Railyard Apothacary (Day Show)

Oct 5th/ Burlington VT/ The Green Door Studio (Night Show)



Oct 6th/ Montreal QC/ 180g (Morning Show)
Oct 6th/ Montreal QC/ Sofar Sounds (Evening Show)
Oct 6th/ Montreal QC/ Ye Olde Orchid Pub (Night Show) 

Oct 8th/ Toronto ON/ The Painted Lady


Oct 9th/ Detroit MI/ Sofar Sounds Detroit
Oct 10th/ Chicago IL/ Foundation Room (Sofar Sounds Chi)

Oct 13th/ Goshen IN/ Homebody #4 House Festival

Oct 16th/  Cleveland OH/ The Bop Stop
Oct 17th/ Pittsburgh PA/ Howlers
Oct 18th/ Manchester CT/ Silk City Coffee

Oct 19th/ Portland ME/ 5 Spot Underground Club
Oct 21st/ Portland ME/ Portland Yoga Project SOLDOUT



Oct 24th/ Saint John NB/ Five & Dime

Oct 25th/ Halifax NS/ Menz & Mollyz

Oct 26th/ Broad Cove NS/ Broad Cove Hall

Oct 27th/ Fredericton NB/ Grow Yoga Studio. SOLDOUT



Nov 1st/ Old City Philadelphia/ House Concert

Nov 9th/ Narragansett RI/ Proof Lounge

Nov 10th/ Ocean Grove NJ/ Ohana Rising Yoga Studio

Nov 13th / Dresher PA / Montessori School ( Kids Workshop)
Nov 22nd/ Philadelphia PA/ Milkboy Center City

Nov 23rd/ Philadelphia PA/ Sofar Sounds Philly



Nov 27th/ Seattle WA / Paragon

Nov 29th/ Seattle WA / Sea Monster Lounge

Nov 30th/ Seattle WA/ Sofar Sounds
Dec 1st/ Seattle WA/ Sofar Sounds

Dec 2nd/ Olympia WA/ Hotel RL

Dec 4th/ Portland OR/ Goodfoot Lounge

Dec 5th/ Salem OR/ Taproot Lounge

Dec 6th/ Eugene OR/ Whirled Pies
Dec 7th/ Ashland OR/ Oberon's

Dec 8th/ Arcata CA/ Vibes Yoga Studio

Dec 10th/ Arcata CA/ Word Humble Poetry (Feat. Guest)

Dec 11th - 13th/ San Fran CA/ Sofar Sounds
Dec 14th/ Los Osos CA / GoWesty Video Session

Dec 15th/  Los Angeles CA/ Sofar Sounds
Dec 16th/ Santa Monica CA / Harvelle's
Dec 17th/ Los Angeles CA/ Sofar Sounds
Dec 18th/ Los Angeles CA/ Sofar Sounds
Dec 21st/ San Diego CA/ Hapa Yoga Studio
Dec 21st/ Los Angeles CA/ The Hotel Cafe

Dec 22nd/ San Diego CA/ Mission Yoga 



Jan 1st / Phila PA / The Kimmel Center

Jan 8th / Washington DC / Sofar Sounds

Jan 10th / Charlotte NC / Evening Muse

Jan 11th / Durham NC / Sofar Sounds

Jan 12th / Durham NC / Global Breath Studio

Jan 17th/ Charleston SC/ Cannon St. Art Center

Jan 18th/ Charleston SC/ CC Public Library


Jan 22/ New Orleans LA/ MPress Records

Jan 23/ New Orleans LA / Groundings

Jan 23/ New Orleans LA/ NERFA

Jan 24th/ New Orleans LA/ Groundings 

Jan 25th/ New Orleans LA/ InConcert Booking 

Jan 25th / New Orleans LA/ Ladies in Waiting

Jan 29th/ West Virginia / New River Yoga Studio

Jan 30th/ West Virginia / New River Yoga Studio 



Feb 7th/ Ardmore PA / The Living Room @35E

Feb 8th/ Ardmore PA/ The Living Room @35E


Feb 12th/ Denver CO/ Sofar Sounds 

Feb 13th/ Colorado Springs CO / Gold Room
Feb 14th/ Denver CO / Sofar Sounds
Feb 15th/ Aspen CO/ Local Coffee 
Feb 15th/ Carbondale CO / Steves Guitars
Feb 17th/ Denver CO / The River Yoga

Feb 19th/ Indianapolis IN / Sofar Sounds

Feb 20th/ Chicago IL / BOTY Coffee House
Feb 21st/ Chicago IL / Sofar Sounds

Feb 22nd/ Akron OH/ The Mustard Seed

Feb 25th/ Harrisburg PA/ Just Plain Yoga

Feb 26th/ Lancaster PA/ Dreming Human

Feb 27th/ Philadelphia PA/ Sofar Sounds

Feb 28th/ Reading PA/ RDG Distillery


May 2nd/ Love From Philly Festival

May 15th/ Haverford Spring Fest

May 28th/ Live Interview W/ G LOVE

May 29th/ BASA ORG (Berlin)

June 13th/ Beats Haven Org

July 5th/ 118 North Tailgate Series

July 7th/ Jam in The Van

July 26th/ Acoustic Gold LTNY 

APRIL 2020

April 1st/ Chicago IL/ Old Town School -Folk

April 3rd/ Chicago IL/ House Concert

April 4th/ Goshen IN/ Ignition Music Garage

April 8th/ Cleveland OH/ Sofar Sounds

April 10th - 17th/ Essex VT/ Founders School
April 10th/ Burlington VT/ Green Door Studio

April 11th/ Orwell VT/ Yoga Barn 

April 17th/ Burlington VT/  Sangha Studio

April 18th/ Portsmouth NH / Book & Bar

April 19th / Boston MA / Coolidge Yoga Studio

April 20th / Boston MA / Sofar Sounds

April 21st / Providence RI/ Sofar Sounds
Aprill 22nd/ New Haven CT/ Breathing Room
April 23rd/ Providence RI/ The Parlour
April 25th/ New Jersey Folk Festival

April 26th - May 5th HIFA ZIMBABWE AF



May 14th/ Bristol UK/ Sofar Sounds

May 15th/ Bristol UK/ Sofar Sounds

May 21st/ Hull UK/ Sofar Sounds
May 26th/ Brighton UK/ Sofar Sounds


June 2nd/ London UK/ Woodburner Event

June 14th/ Leiden NL/ Sofar Sounds

MARCH 2020

March 5th/ Washington DC/ Sofar Sounds

March 7th/ Brooklyn NY/ Lucas Lucas Gallery

March 13th/ Wayne PA/ 118 North

March 14th/ Harrisburgh/ Life & Balance Yoga

March 15th/ NYC/ Sofar Sounds

March 16th/ Portland ME/ Apohadion Theater

March 17th/ Portland ME / Candy's


March 18th/ St.Stephens NB/ High Tides

March 19th/ Saint John NB/ Five & Dime

March 20th/ Fredericton NB/ Grimross Brewing

March 22nd/ Montreal QC/ Ashtanga Yoga

March 22nd/ Montreal QC/ Ursa

March 24th/ Ottawa ON/ Versefest

March 27th/ Ottawa ON/ Pressed

March 28th/ Toronto ON/ Sofar

March 29th/Toronto ON/ Free times Cafe

March 31st/ London ON/ 765 Bar & Cafe



JUNE 2021

June 15th - 17th / New England /B Corps Conference (Virtual) 

June 17th / Philadelphia PA/ NAMIWalks Rally Day (Virtual)

June 19th / Colorado Springs CO / Juneteenth Festival

June 22nd / Denver CO / Mile High Spirits 

June 26th / Wakeman OH / Riverdog

June 27th / Pittsburgh PA /  Spruce & Adorn


JULY 2021

July 1st / Mays Landing NJ / Zen Landing  

July 3rd / Philadelphia PA / Wawa Welcome to America 

July 13th / Manayunk PA / Independent Lodging Congress Conference

July 17th / Royersford PA / Dome Sound Studio

July 18th / Asbury Park NJ / Cookman Ave Live! 

July 31st/ Highland Park NJ / Parkfest



August 2nd / Asbury Park, NJ / Music Mondays at Springwood Park 

August 6th / Reading PA / First Friday Downtown 

August 12th / Portsmouth NH / Press Room 

August 14th / Providence RI /  The Parlour 

August 15th / Brooklyn NY / Gamba Forest 

August 16th / Belmar NJ /  Lofidelic Records: Soup Can Magazine 

August 17th / Philadelphia PA / Sofar Sounds: YARDS Brewing 

August 19th / Asbury Park NJ / Happy to Be Here: Backyard Concert

August 20th / New Haven CT / Root Down in the Shadow 

August 21st / Upper Salford PA / Philadelphia Folk Festival 

August 26th / Philadelphia PA /  VisionForward 



September 10th / Egg Harbor City NJ / Enlightened Farm 

September 12th / Spring City PA / Anahata’s Purpose 

September 25th / Philadelphia PA / Album Release Party 



October 2nd / Asbury Park NJ / Porch Fest

October 2nd / Philadelphia PA / A BOkANNALiA: Studio Incamminati

October 7th / Asbury Park NJ / Wonder Bar: Little Stranger 

October 9th / Pine Terrace NJ / Backyard Concert 

October 10th / Newark NJ / Newark Arts Festival : Brunch 

October 16th / Norwood MA / The Extended Play Sessions 

October 17th / Reading PA / Reading Distilling Guild


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