Andy May - Room for Roots

The Harvest

©Lauren LeCroy MayAndy May (Swift River Music/BMI)

Lauren: This lyric is one of the very few that more-or-less presented itself to me, fully-formed. I wrote it in an afternoon, but the story had been percolating for a while. In the fall of 1984, (…more)    Andy: Lauren’s lyric for “The Harvest” is really a short story, and this song was one of our first collaborations. I produced a recording of Rick Lee singing it back in the early 1990’s, but at that time… (…more notes, credits, lyrics, etc.)

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The Storms are on the Ocean

©A.P. Carter (Peer Music)

Andy: I have played this song since I was in my mid-teens. Variants of these verses show up in many other old songs as well, and I incorporated one or two in my own version of “Storms.” This song is usually done as a waltz, but I like the way it flows in 4/4, and I arranged it that way many years ago. – Duet with Maura O’Connell. (…credits, lyrics)

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Stone Soup – A Folktale Retold

©Words: Lauren LeCroy May (Swift River Music/BMI)

In support of the song Stone Soup from Hard Times on the CD Room for Roots, I retold the “Stone Soup” story my way for those who didn’t already know the tale. Andy included his reading of my version of the tale as a bonus track on the CD. – LM  (… more, credits, lyrics)

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Ruby Lee

©Andy May, Lauren LeCroy May, Ronnie Young, Wes Cooper (Swift River Music/BMI)   Andy: Writing material for and with artists that I have produced has given me many songs that I enjoy singing myself. This is one.  (… credits, lyrics)

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Haggard and the Queen

©Andy May (Swift River Music/BMI)

Andy: This song is a short chapter in my book of true road stories, dedicated to my late friend and band-mate, Tabby Crabb. Tabby and I opened for Merle Haggard and The Strangers – with Leona Williams and Bonnie Owens – in 1978. About that time, we also played a private event held for Kitty Wells, “The Queen of Country Music” and her husband, Johnnie Wright. I am glad to have been a little part of all of that!  (… more, credits, lyrics)

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