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2014 Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS

Andy May – Remarkable Music

Singer. Songwriter. Guitarist. Mandolinist. Producer. Educator.

In a career spanning 5 decades and 3 regions of the nation, Andy May makes remarkable music which can be exuberant, thoughtful, funny or bittersweet, but it’s always a joyful experience. His originality and optimism combined with his love and respect for America’s musical roots shine through his work. Mix the eclecticism of Bob Dylan, the mellowness of Don Williams, and the fire of Bill Monroe and you might come close to a description of Andy’s music. He has been called a “troubadour of life,” an “Americana music pioneer,” a “master of traditional American music styles,” and an “upbeat roots rocker.”

I am fortunate and thankful that I’ve been able to contribute something positive over the years with what I love to do.     –Andy May

All of Andy’s recordings are available as CDs or downloads from his store on CDBaby.com.

Andy’s Latest CDs:

Room for Roots

Containing 12 original songs, two Carter family titles, and a bonus track narration of a retold folk tale, Room for Roots is a project you can immerse yourself in. Featuring some of Nashville’s finest musicians and singers, as well as Andy’s own guitar work and rich vocals, Room for Roots embraces a wide range of styles and moods, providing plenty to catch you ear musically. Showcasing Andy’s songwriting, the stories told are as varied as the musical styles, and the project moves seamlessly from one to another – embracing all with equal warmth and enthusiasm. “Woman in the Wings,” an original song on the project was at #2 on The independent Roots Music Report’s Americana Country Song Chart as 2016 ended.

Andy May is a …singer and songwriter with a warm and personal approach to his rootsy blend of folk and Americana. …Gripping vocal performances. Incredible tales of people, places, songs and ideas – and he tells the stories so well you almost feel as if you were there.Band Camp Diaries

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Andy May: RetroflectionsAndy and his instrumentalist wizard band-mates shine on this collection of original songs from Andy’s road warrior years. Before there was a name for Americana Music, they were making it– and here it is!

…One of the best alt-country or Americana records in years. …this guy is great. There is so much… tremendous songwriting…, not to mention some great guitar picking, in this album! The band’s musicianship …is also nothing short of exceptional.JamSphere.com – The Indie Music Magazine and Radio Network  [Read full review.]

Retroflect:  (v.) 1. To turn or bend back on itself.  2. To think about, or reflect on, past events and the times that shaped them.

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