Bluegrass Unlimited on McPeake & May – “The Good Things”

“McPeake logged seventy-plus years in the music business…. His credentials are certainly well-established and his love for the music is evident on this recording. May has played with McPeake over twenty years and is a veteran singer/songwriter and champion guitarist. Together, McPeake and May have collaborated to present their versions of songs and arrangements they both love. The tracks were recorded …just two months before McPeake’s 90th birthday. (Well done fellows!) …Included here are “Reuben’s Train,” “My Home’s Across The Blue Ridge Mountains,” and “Leather Britches,” among others…. “Grandpa’s Mule” is the only selection that isn’t an old chestnut. Written by Andy’s wife, Lauren, the song is about her Alabama grandfather’s infamous mule, Betsy… You’ll hear a little of “Flop-Eared Mule” in this one, which should probably bring a smile to your face. Aubrey Haynie adds fiddle work and Tim Dishman is on bass and harmony vocals. As the CD jacket indicates: ‘Heckuva good time!'”- BW, Bluegrass Unlimited

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Banjo Tab by Curtis McPeake in “Banjo Newsletter”

The May 5 cover story in Banjo Newsletter featuring an interview with Curtis McPeake included Curtis’ banjo tab for two songs from The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) McPeake & May. The tab for Sweet Sunny South and The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) is available to download from Banjo Newsletter via their banjo tab page. (Select Curtis McPeake in the “Tabbed out by”…

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Curtis McPeake: Banjo Newsletter Cover Story

Curtis McPeake​ is on the cover of the May issue of Banjo Newsletter​ and the feature story is a lovely in-depth interview of Curtis conducted by Robert Piekiel​. You can watch the interview on YouTube. The article also contains a great review of Curtis & Andy’s new CD, The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad). Here’s an excerpt: The CD is…

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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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The never nervous, always prodigious Acoustic Kids

By Mariah Taylor, Boulder Weekly, August 18, 2016

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Andy May is a soft-spoken man who calls children “youngsters” and adults “folks.” His talent as a musician and teacher is undisputed, but he’s likely best known as the founder of the Acoustic Kids Showcase. The showcase is a non-competitive “Opry-style” performance program that allows musicians [16] and younger to perform on professional stages at festivals around the country.

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