“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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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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“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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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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Andy May & CurtisMcPeake at Mainframe Studio

Recording on new Curtis McPeake-Andy May CD completed!

10 tracks. 4 musicians. 4 instruments. 1 heckuva good time!

Curtis McPeake Session - Mainframe Studio

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After a fast and furious week of recording, mixing and mastering, the new Curtis McPeake CD, as yet unnamed, is ready for the next step. Andy produced the old-time bluegrass project, featuring Aubrey Haynie on fiddle, Tim Dishman on bass, Andy May on lead vocals and guitar, and – of course – Curtis on banjo, at Mainframe Recording Studio in Nashville with Nathan Smith as engineer. More details to follow, but here are some pictures for you, now:

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