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Singer, songwriter, guitarist, mandolinist, producer, educator, and visual artist, Andy May, has played venues from honky-tonks to Carnegie Hall. He started and runs the IBMA award-winning record label, Swift River Music, holds a World Championship on guitar from Union Grove, NC, and is a yearly performer and workshop presenter at Winfield (since 1989) and MerleFest (since 2001). His Acoustic Kids showcases have given hundreds of young performers supportive performance opportunities for over twenty years. Andy’s song, “Sweetest Story Ever Told,” was heard around the world in Eric Nagler’s CBC television series Eric’s World, which was nominated for a Gemini Award, and  MCA release, Can’t Sit Down, which was nominated for a Juno Award.

I am fortunate and thankful that I’ve been able to contribute something positive over the years with what I love to do.     –Andy May

All of Andy’s recordings are available as CDs or downloads from his store on CDBaby.com.

Andy’s Latest CDs:

New!  Retroflections

Andy May: Retroflections
Andy and his instrumentalist wizard band-mates shine on this collection of original songs from Andy’s road warrior years. Before there was a name for Americana Music, they were making it– and here it is!

…One of the best alt-country or Americana records in years. …this guy is great. There is so much… tremendous songwriting…, not to mention some great guitar picking, in this album! The band’s musicianship …is also nothing short of exceptional.JamSphere.com – The Indie Music Magazine and Radio Network

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Retroflect:  (v.) 1. To turn or bend back on itself.  2. To think about, or reflect on, past events and the times that shaped them.

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Endless Possibilities

Andy May - Endless Possibilities - cover It’s country. It’s folk. It’s contemporary. It’s old-timey. It rocks, it soothes it aches, it rejoices. It’s Andy May’s music and there are, truly, endless possibilities!

Andy, Congratulations! I put your CD on tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it. “Endless Possibilities” sort of sums it up. How lucky we have been to have music in our lives — all the places it has taken us, all the friends we have made. I like the artwork too. It seemed to suit. As Bill Monroe would have said, “I hope this record does you some good.” There’s a lot of good to be gotten out of it.    –Jim Rooney, American music legend
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Reissued: Dance of Life– A Mandolin Celebration

Andy May - Dance of Life - Cover art by Karen Cannon This 2011 reissue of Andy’s critically-acclaimed mandolin album is remastered, remixed, and as much fun as ever!

…[A] beautiful, timeless sound.Bluegrass Unlimited
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Andy is a fine singer and a multi-talented musician. This is a great recording by a bunch of great artists. You will like it!!  –-Curtis McPeake. Trailblazer Award winner, former Blue Grass Boy, banjo master
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