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Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts in Education: Andy’s School Program

… In addition to being an accomplished singer-songwriter, Andy May has tremendous respect among traditional musicians nationwide. Traditional country, blues, and bluegrass music are the heart and soul of Tennessee’s cultural identity. Andy has developed a program that pulls in some of the most talented musicians from this heritage. All of these musicians are highly requested set musicians in the studios on Music Row or are regulars from the Grand Ole Opry, including Curtis McPeake, banjo player for the late bluegrass legend Bill Monroe. Andy’s group is devoted to the preservation of American traditional music. In fact, the materials presented in his performances work well with the PBS documentary series American Roots Music, which includes online resources, study guides, and lesson plans.

—Hayden Roberts, Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts Education Director