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 done entirely with a four-piece band–Curtis on banjo, Andy May on guitar & vocals, Aubrey Haynie on fiddle, and Tim Dishman​ on bass.The result is a performance with lots of refreshing “breathing space” in each song, with each instrument tastefully placed in the context of the whole selection…. It’s one of those albums you can listen to over and over and hear something a little different each time. Old or young, veteran or novice, all will enjoy this treasure.

More →

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. 

More →

Andy May Interview – MerleFest Radio Hour on WNCW

Andy talks about his upcoming release, Room for Roots, Acoustic Kids, and his many years at MerleFest. On the show, the interview was bracketed by Andy’s songs, Life’s a Gig and At the Fork in the Road, from Room for Roots, which is due out in April. You can hear deluxe clips of these songs, as well as all the others on “Roots,” and learn more about the album on the Room for Roots page.

More →

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

Read more Curtis McPeake press and testimonials

More →