Curtis McPeake, Banjo Legend, Passes at 93

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Curtis McPeake, banjo legend, Swift River Music Artist, and Andy’s good friend, duo partner, and pickin’ buddy for 25 years. He was 93. During a career spanning 70 years in the country music business, McPeake played stints with several world-famous bands -including some of the biggest names in the history of…

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Curtis McPeake – The View From McPeake

I just finished listening all the way through today on a cd I got a couple of weeks ago directly from Curtis McPeake entitled, “The View from McPeake” and I cannot say enough good things about it.  This cd was recorded on Feb 15, 2000 between 10:30AM and 9:00PM with all the players in one room where they could see…

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Slipcue on Curtis McPeake: “The View From McPeake”

Curtis McPeake “The View From McPeake” (Swift River Music, 2000) (Produced by Andy May) A swell set of bluegrass instrumentals, featuring lead banjo by veteran picker Curtis McPeake, known for his ’60s session work with the likes of George Jones, Melba Montgomery, Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper, Bill Monroe and for his years as a member of Danny Davis’s Nashville…

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Dave Freeman: “The View From McPeake” by Curtis McPeake

Thanks to producer Andy May for doing this up right-it should bring McPeake some of the credit he deserves as one of the top Scruggs-style banjo pickers for over 40 years now. –Dave Freeman “County Sales Newsletter”  (2000)

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Eddie Stubbs – WSM: “The View From McPeake” by Curtis McPeake

Curtis McPeake has always possessed a truly unique style of playing the five-string banjo. This latest collection demonstrates the “McPeake Magic” is still there. Eddie Stubbs, Grand Ol’ Opry announcer/WSM-AM, Nashville, TN

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