Curtis McPeake, Andy May, & Gene Watson on Deck for the Justin Reed Show

May 3, 2018 – Episode 229: At 9 a.m., 90-year-old banjo legend Curtis McPeake, along with guitar virtuoso Andy May, will appear on the show to promote their new project, The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad), available now. Throughout his 70-year career in bluegrass, McPeake has been a member of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys and stood in for Earl Scruggs. 

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Registration for Acoustic Kids, MerleFest 2018 is Open

Registration for Acoustic Kids, MerleFest, 2018 is open! We’re trying something a little different this year: We’ll be accepting submissions until the showcases are full, or April. 19, whichever comes first. Get yours in early!! 

Registration details here.

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Andy May's Acoustic Kids Showcases

New Registration Approach for Acoustic Kids in 2018

NEW!! Starting in 2018, we will accept registration submissions until the festival’s showcases are full or until 1 week before the festival, whichever comes first. 
Get your submission in early!! 

Full registration info:  Registration instructions

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Curtis McPeake: “Bluegrass Today” – “Bluegrass Hootenanny Remembered”

McPeake is a true icon in the bluegrass banjo world. He went on to tour with Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass, and even had the honor to fill in for Earl Scruggs with Flatt & Scruggs when Earl was injured in an auto accident in 1955, and on a few subsequent occasions. – John Lawless, “Bluegrass Today

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Curtis McPeake: “Bluegrass Today” – “Flatt & Scruggs Show Poster”

Diligent students of Earl’s career will recall that he was in a serious auto accident in October of 1955 which took him off the road for nearly a year…. During this absence, Curtis McPeake held the unenviable task of filling in for Earl Scruggs in the band. – John Lawless, “Bluegrass Today

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