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….
My friend, Allan Block, was a colorful person – very much an individual. He was a great fiddler, a fine musician, and a wonderful poet and leather craftsman. His sandal-making shop was an established part of New York City’s West Village for many years. And on Saturday afternoons, it became the meeting place for one of the best Old-Time Music jam sessions in the Northeast USA. Allan had high standards when it came to his music. But he was also kindhearted, which meant that younger players like me and my friend Kenny Kosek could find a place in the mix of players at his shop on Saturday afternoons and, as Bill Monroe might have said, “be part of something.”