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Guitar Workshop @ Belmont Treehouse

Guitar Workshop: Sunday, June 24, Noon-1:30 PM Belmont Treehouse:  1737 Valley View Ave, Belmont, CA 94002-1939, United States Map Andy May will demystify flat-picking and finger-picking techniques to help you improve your playing and performance and build your confidence. Bring your guitar and your questions. Beginning to intermediate-level guitarists. Suggested Workshop Donation: $20 per person Space is limited! R.S.V.P. on…

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“Room for Roots” in Ireland

Ireland - October 2016

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We traveled the highway west nearly to Galway then took the Wild Atlantic Way, a lovely, winding coastal road, south and arrived in Doolin as night was falling. …We wound up in O’Connor’s Pub, where there was a wonderful traditional session going as we entered. Little did we know at the time that this pub is one of the top venues in all Ireland for exactly …read post

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David Sokol, WRSI: “Room for Roots” by Andy May

There are plenty of fine songs on 2016’s “Room for Roots,” and “Haggard and the Queen” feels like a natural for our Sokol Heroes radio show on WRSI, focusing on artists with roots and connections to Western MA. It’s catchy, heartfelt, and tells an engaging true story…. David Sokol on Room for Roots by Andy May

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Allan Block: Fiddler, Poet, Sandal-maker

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.”

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