“Salley Gardens” – McPeake & May video from Country Music Hall of Fame performance

July 22, 2018. Curtis Mcpeake & Andy May play Salley Gardens, from their CD The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) in the Country Music Hall of Fame “Musician Spotlight” series. Nashville, TN.  Curtis was 90 years old at the time of this performance, and it was just 3 days before he received the IBMA’s Distinctive Achievement Award honoring his many contributions…

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Curtis McPeake & Andy May at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Banjo legend Curtis McPeake and Andy May returned to the Country Music Hall of Fame this past weekend for an instrument demonstration in the lovely Ford Theater. They picked tunes from their new CD, The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad), answered questions from the audience, and told stories about life in the music business. Fun for all!

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Copper Mountain Music Festival 2018

It was a great weekend to be in the Colorado Rockies for the 4th annual Copper Mountain Music Festival! Andy played and MC’d both days of the festival. Lovely event!   Thanks to Harvey Licht for the photo of Andy looking mischievous – and to Copper Mountain Music Festival for the others!

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SERFA 2018: Coming up!

11th Annual SERFA Conference   So, next week it’s the fabulous #SERFA: the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance annual conference in beautiful Montreat, North Carolina. This year, Andy’s presenting one workshop, facilitating another, and playing 4 guerrilla showcases and a private event in the course of the 3.5-day conference. His workshop is on Mentoring Youth, specifically the history, philosophy, and practice of Acoustic Kids…

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McPeake & May – “The Good Things” Released: Two Shows Planned!

The new CD from banjo legend Curtis McPeake and Andy May, The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) was released today. To celebrate, there are two concerts planned: one in Nashville, and one in west Tennessee, where McPeake grew up. Fiddler Aubrey Haynie and bassist Tim Dishman, who played on the project, will round out the band for both shows.

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