Andy May - Cafe' Americana

Andy May – “Café Americana”



Andy May dishes up comfort food for the soul with his 2005 release, Café Americana. Containing 14 new original songs, Café Americana continues Andy’s tradition of CDs packed with enjoyable songs that have depth, heart, and (often) a sense of humor, and are presented with excellent musicianship and beautiful, clean production. Solidly Americana, this CD lays out a smorgasbord of country, bluegrass, and folk-flavored acoustic treats cooked up and served by a seasoned performer and his five-star band.

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Andy May - Atlantic Express - Hartford - CT - Peace Train Foundation

The “Andy May and Atlantic Express” Years

Ride with Me, which contained mostly original material, was getting good reviews, and I was determined that my future performances would feature a lot more of the material I was writing. I’d had a band sound in mind for that record and had produced it primarily as a band record. So now, with the prospect of booking actual concert dates, I put a band together of some of my favorite players in my area, and “Atlantic Express” was born. We worked well together, made good music, and had fun on stage – and people loved our sound. By 1987, I was becoming a sort of poster child for new Indie musician movement in the northeast.

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Andy May - Atlantic Express - Hartford - CT - Peace Train Foundation

Raise My Voice – Andy May & Atlantic Express, 1984

Back in the 80’s, Andy had a band called Andy May and Atlantic Express: Tim Griffin on drums, Jimmy Heffernan on pedal steel and dobro, Rudi Weeks on bass, Rick King on electric guitar, and Andy on acoustic guitar and vocals. They played all over the Northeast. The photos in this video are from a 1984 festival they played in…

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Snowy Winds of January…

…or February, as the case may be. It seems like this is a good couple of days to just stay home, if your home is anywhere in the central or eastern United States. Here in Tennessee, we’re covered in ice! We were reminded of this song reflecting on Andy’s road warrior years in New England, and we’re sending it out to all of you – along with the hope that you are hunkered down and staying safe and warm during this weather!

Snowy Winds of January – Andy May – Maysongs

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Andy May – “MaySongs”


The first Swift River Music CD release of Andy May, MaySongs contains 15 original Andy May songs– several co-written with his wife, Lauren. The CD has a contemporary acoustic feel, with shades of rock, country, folk and bluegrass.

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