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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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Release Date Set for McPeake & May – “The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)”: 3/16/2018

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.

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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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Marc Pruett: Curtis McPeake – “The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)”

Congratulations Curtis! You are making your banjo-buddies proud once again!  –Marc Pruett (Balsam Range)

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MerleFest on the Road Dates Finalized

MerleFest on the Road is an ensemble show with a rotating cast of MerleFest artists representing the festival’s mission of celebrating “traditional plus music.” The artists for this exciting show are The Way Down Wanderers, The Barefoot Movement, and Andy May: Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act The Way Down Wanderers draw listeners in with energy, originality…

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