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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“Blackberry Jam” video- Andy with MerleFest on the Road at the Gaston County Museum

Andy sings Blackberry Jam during his set for MerleFest on the Road at the Gaston County Museum of Art and History. Thanks to The Little Toe and Frankie Show, WAME 92.9 FM, Statesville, NC, for streaming this live on Facebook!

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Pre-order Now: McPeake & May – “The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)”

Pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon.com.

Release date: March 16.

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Release Date Set for McPeake & May – “The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)”: 3/16/2018

Five-string banjo trailblazer CURTIS MCPEAKE is hailed as one of the architects of modern bluegrass music. Just months following his 90th birthday, McPeake has emerged from retirement, collaborating alongside his longtime friend, guitarist and singer ANDY MAY, for this new release on the Swift River Music label. Joined by fiddler Aubrey Haynie and bassist Tim Dishman, the quartet work their traditional magic on some of Curtis’ and Andy’s favorite tunes on this 10-track project.

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MerleFest on the Road Dates Finalized

MerleFest on the Road is an ensemble show with a rotating cast of MerleFest artists representing the festival’s mission of celebrating “traditional plus music.” The artists for this exciting show are The Way Down Wanderers, The Barefoot Movement, and Andy May: Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act The Way Down Wanderers draw listeners in with energy, originality…

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