Andy May - Room for Roots

My Small Town

©Andy May, Lauren LeCroy May, Brycen Fast (Swift River Music/BMI)

Andy: What a gift it is when you find yourself in a good place among good people. 

LaurenBrycen came to us with the idea for this song and a start on the lyric. I loved where he was coming from, and worked on it over a period of time. The song didn’t make it on to Brycen’s CD, Flyin’ Fast, but Andy put it on his 2016 release, Room for Roots, the title of which is actually from a line in this song.

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Rick Lee – The Passing of a Friend

August 27, 2014

With the passing of Rick Lee this week, I have lost a great friend, and our world has lost a great singer, player, and advocate for the power and beauty of music in life. His musical genius informed and influenced me since we first met in the 1960’s. We were buddies, jammers, hikers, carousers, band mates, and collaborators on so many musical projects.

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Andy May - guitar - close-up

Cambridge, MA

A friend and I loaded up a truck and moved our stuff to Cambridge, MA. Cambridge had a reputation as a more laid back music town than New York, and a place where great music was also happening. My buddy, Rick Lee, had wanted me to move there for some time. …I played music gigs at night and on weekends and worked many different jobs during the days….

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Rick Lee - Natick

Stavros Moschopoulos (WHO): “Natick” by Rick Lee

A MAGNIFICENT CD from one of the few TRUE folk artists around who still tells stories and makes music that speaks to the heart. —Stavros Moschopoulos, World Health Organization on Natick by Rick Lee

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Rick Lee - Natick

“Dirty Linen:” “Natick” by Rick Lee

Veteran traditional musician Rick Lee has …a weathered Yankee voice…. The title song is Lee’s vivid ballad of his hometown’s history, describing the 17th century meeting of English settlers and the native Natick people. Piano versions of the classic supernatural ballad “Tam Lin” and the haunting Irish tale of “The Tinkerman’s Daughter” are other highlights.     – Tom Nelligan, (Dirty Linen, #66, October/November 1996, p. 83) on Natick by Rick Lee

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