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Feisty Music Camp Debut at the Walnut Valley Festival

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….

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It’s “Mandomonium” around Here!

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’Americana CD 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.

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Presentation of 2018 IBMA Special Achievement Award to Curtis McPeake – Photos

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. 

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McPeake & May on “Grass Roots” – an official Spotify Playlist

Leather Britches, the closing track on McPeake & May’s The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) CD, is #27 of 107 tracks on Spotify’s “Grass Roots” playlist, which has nearly 28,500 listeners.[/two_third]

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“The Bluegrass Situation” on Curtis McPeake and “Leather Britches” – McPeake & May – “The Good Things”

On … “Leather Britches,” you can hear that same timelessness in McPeake’s duet with Nashville stalwart fiddler Aubrey Haynie. They kick the tune with fiddle and banjo only, showcasing that classic pre-bluegrass format, Haynie fiddling fantastically far and wide while McPeake holds it all together with his three-finger roll, seventy years in the making.

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