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Henry May named Semi-Finalist in International Songwriting Competition, 2016

February 28, 2017. Nashville, TN

Great news! Henry May’s blues guitar instrumental, Dreamin’ the Blues, is a semi-finalist in the 2016 International Songwritng Competition (ISC)! “Dreamin’ the Blues” is on Henry’s Swift River Music CD, Dreamin’ the Blues, produced by Andy May.

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Gary McMahan: “Room for Roots” by Andy May

I love your new album! Well written. Well sung. Solid heartfelt songs. Well played and well produced! I’m recommending it every chance I get! … Well done my old friend!   Gary McMahan on Room for Roots by Andy May

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The never nervous, always prodigious Acoustic Kids

By Mariah Taylor, Boulder Weekly, August 18, 2016

Read on the Boulder Weekly site  ◊  PDF

Andy May is a soft-spoken man who calls children “youngsters” and adults “folks.” His talent as a musician and teacher is undisputed, but he’s likely best known as the founder of the Acoustic Kids Showcase. The showcase is a non-competitive “Opry-style” performance program that allows musicians [16] and younger to perform on professional stages at festivals around the country.

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David Sokol, WRSI: “Room for Roots” by Andy May

There are plenty of fine songs on 2016’s “Room for Roots,” and “Haggard and the Queen” feels like a natural for our Sokol Heroes radio show on WRSI, focusing on artists with roots and connections to Western MA. It’s catchy, heartfelt, and tells an engaging true story…. David Sokol on Room for Roots by Andy May

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Jamsphere: “Room for Roots” by Andy May

From the colorful images of “Life’s a Gig” to the feelings of desperation and triumph in “The Woman in the Wings” you can feel the salt of life in his songs…. Really, few active songwriters can grab a listener with small-town stories and sharply cut images like Andy May. Grab a listen to “Stone Soup from Hard Times (Featuring Maura O’Connell)” or “The Harvest” and “My Small Town”. The characters in his songs are everybody’s friends, neighbors and relatives. The production and engineering are exceptional as is the musicianship of everyone involved. Andy deftly employs just the right combination of words against the backing of solid Americana-folk to paint pictures of tricky relationships, the power of nostalgia, the experience of growing set in one’s ways, and lessons learned the hard way. Rick Jamm, JamSphere, The Indie Music Magazine & Radio Network , on Room for Roots by Andy May

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