Andy May & Kenny Kosek, from their Country Music Hall of Fame workshop: “Guitar, Mandolin & Fiddle Demonstration.” Andy picks a 1937 Gibson L-37, and Kenny backs him up on a Martin D16-H. They discuss choice of guitars and open tuning. Country Music Hall of Fame blurb (PDF)
Upcoming Shows 8/14 (Saturday) 6-8 pm Courtney’s, Andy, with special guest, Kenny Kosek. A rare treat, featuring old-timey, bluegrass, and original music. Mt Juliet, TN Map 8/16 (Monday) 7 pm. Wilson County Fair, Fiddler’s Grove Back Porch Stage. Andy May with Kenny Kosek with special guest, Henry May. Old-time tunes, brother duets & more. Don’t miss this one! Lebanon, TN….
This 2011 reissue of Andy’s critically-acclaimed mandolin album is remastered, remixed, and as much fun as ever! Dance of Life mixes the fire of bluegrass with the more laid-back feel of New England country dance music. The mostly instrumental CD is a sweet and lively presentation of original compositions and freshly arranged traditional tunes featuring Andy on mandolin with an all-star acoustic band backing him up. The reissue also features wonderful new artwork by music artist, Karen Cannon, and more detailed liner notes.
(Kenny Kosek, Allen Feldman and I) …became the Star Spangled String Band in High School. We were crazy about old-time music. We played constantly throughout high school, did a lot of live shows and appeared on radio often. We also traveled to the fiddlers conventions at Galax, Virginia, and Union Grove, North Carolina, a couple of years running.