Photos: MerleFest 2013

2013-Acoustic Kids-MerleFest Press ReleaseAnother fast & furious – and wonderful – MerleFest. Andy played the Cabin Stage, The Songwriter’s Coffeehouse, a community outreach show at a local school, and led 4 Youth workshops! We have photos on FaceBook!

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ANdy May & the Bluegrass Band at Mount Pleasant, TN, Middle School for the Visual and Performing Arts

Mt. Pleasant, TN, Middle School of the Visual and Performing Arts – School Show

All of us down at Mt. Pleasant Middle School …remember your show as being one of the best we’ve ever had. …It’s hard to hold the attention of middle school kids, and you and your band certainly did the trick.

—Camille Allen, Mt. Pleasant Middle School of the Visual and Performing Arts, TN

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Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts in Education: Andy’s School Program

Andy May has tremendous respect among traditional musicians nationwide. [He] has developed a program that … is devoted to the preservation of American traditional music. …The materials presented in his performances work well with the PBS documentary series “American Roots Music”….

—Hayden Roberts, Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts Education Director

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Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program – Andy’s School Program

I thoroughly endorse and encourage your continued work in this area, and I think you’re uniquely situated to help implement future programming of this sort. Every school should be lucky enough to benefit from it.

—Robert Cogswell, Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program Director

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Canton, CT, Creative Arts Council: School Program

Your ability to communicate with the children and adapt your program to the response of the audience and the different age levels …was most impressive.

—Sue Norland, Canton Creative Arts Council, Canton, CT

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