Release Date Set for McKeake & 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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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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New eStore for Andy May Music and Merch!

Check out Andy’s nifty new store on Squareup.com! Easy ordering, $3 flat-rate shipping per order, and 10% off gift cards through January 1, 2018!   eGiftCards 10% off eGiftCards for Andy May music and merch in December! Get ’em for friends and family, sure, but don’t forget to get one for yourself, too! Use it on your next order – today…

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“December 26” – Mandolin Christmas cards by Karen Cannon

Our good friend, artist, Karen Cannon (of Karen Cannon Studio) is re-releasing her delightful Christmas cards featuring her painting “December 26,” available on eBay. Karen, with great skill and wit, captures the fun of music in her music art collection – this painting is just one example. She also painted the cover art for Andy’s Dance of Life and Cafe Americana…

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Andy May & CurtisMcPeake at Mainframe Studio

Recording on new Curtis McPeake-Andy May CD completed!

10 tracks. 4 musicians. 4 instruments. 1 heckuva good time!

Curtis McPeake Session - Mainframe Studio

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After a fast and furious week of recording, mixing and mastering, the new Curtis McPeake CD, as yet unnamed, is ready for the next step. Andy produced the old-time bluegrass project, featuring Aubrey Haynie on fiddle, Tim Dishman on bass, Andy May on lead vocals and guitar, and – of course – Curtis on banjo, at Mainframe Recording Studio in Nashville with Nathan Smith as engineer. More details to follow, but here are some pictures for you, now:

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