In 2018, Walnut Valley Festival launched Feisty Music Camp, offering music-centered activities for youth in the campground. Led by the talented duo of Erin Mae Lewis and Peter Lague, the two-day event gave children the chance to take part in 30-minute sessions of hands-on, music-related crafts, workshops and concerts. Walnut Valley Festival has always prided itself on being a family-friendly festival….
The long-awaited reissue of Mandomonium Mandolin Orchestra’s CD, Mandomonium, is a reality, and we’re glad to say, it will has a home on Swift River Music! Sporting the wonderful music art of Karen Cannon (who also did the covers for Andy May’s Cafe’AmericanaCD and Dance of Life reissue, newly remastered by our go-to engineer, Nathan Smith at Mainframe Recording Studio in Nashville, TN, and bursting with all the fun and spirit of the original release, we are delighted to add this title to our catalog.
In the Special Awards Luncheon today at the International Bluegrass Music Association convention in Raleigh, NC, Andy accepted Curtis McPeake‘s Special Achievement Award on his behalf. (Curtis was unable to attend.) The photos below are from Frank Baker’s album in Bluegrass Today.