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.
10 tracks. 4 musicians. 4 instruments. 1 heckuva good time!
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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:
Nashville-based Americana Music original to make solo appearance August 4
Brigham City, Utah (June 16, 2017) – May will appear at the Brigham City Fine Arts Center, Friday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 ($10 Seniors $8 Students), and are available online, by phone at (435) 723-0740, and at the door. Doors open at 7:00 pm.