2008 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Recorded Event of the Year! Featuring Everett on vocals and mandolin along with his sons, Charles, Daniel and Mark Lilly, Marty Stuart, Rhonda and Darrin Vincent, Billy Walker, Ronnie & Rob McCoury, David Ball, Charlie Cushman, Larry Stephenson, Joe Spivey, Eddie Stubbs, Jason Carter, Dickey Lee, Freddy Weller, Mike Bub, Rad Lewis, Andy May,…
Andy May dishes up comfort food for the soul with his 2005 release, Café Americana. Containing 14 new original songs, Café Americana continues Andy’s tradition of CDs packed with enjoyable songs that have depth, heart, and (often) a sense of humor, and are presented with excellent musicianship and beautiful, clean production. Solidly Americana, this CD lays out a smorgasbord of country, bluegrass, and folk-flavored acoustic treats cooked up and served by a seasoned performer and his five-star band.
The View From Mc Peake could have been recorded only by someone who has experienced a long and illustrious career. The collection of traditional bluegrass instrumentals contained on this project illustrate the reason for Curtis’ popularity and successful career.
The View From McPeake will be well received by lovers of traditional bluegrass music. The original material, while unfamiliar, is performed in the traditional bluegrass style which most bluegrass fans will enjoy. Banjo pickers especially will enjoy this CD, as Curtis McPeake is certainly one of the masters of the five-string. –JP, Bluegrass Now
Andy has taught instrument, performance, and songwriting workshops at the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Walnut Valley Festival (“Winfield”), MerleFest, Augusta Heritage Center,Vanderbilt University, and in schools in eight states as Artist-in-Residence. He’s been teaching guitar and mandolin for over 50 years and has taught many hundreds of people of all ages how to play. He particularly enjoys teaching beginning and intermediate players and giving them the framework they need to become successful players. Some of Andy’s most popular offerings are listed below– he has led workshops on many other topics as well. He always tailors his workshops to the venue’s needs. [More about Andy as Educator]