Andy May

Andy May-Swift River Music Recording ArtistSinger. Songwriter. Guitarist. Mandolinist.

Genre(s):  Americana, Bluegrass, Contemporary Folk, Country, Country Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Traditional Country, and Traditional Folk


Andy started writing and performing his songs as a teen in the 1960’s. He had his first concert as a songwriter at Izzy Young‘s Folklore Center in New York City in 1970. Izzy had given Bob Dylan his first concert there, too (in 1961)–not a bad way to start a career! Andy soon became a mainstay of the major folk and bluegrass venues in the city, including the Folklore Center and WBAI-FM. During that time, He also worked with Brill Building songwriter and producer, Artie Resnick (Under the Boardwalk, Good Lovin’), and appeared with Jerry Jeff Walker, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, and many others. (Read more)

Since then, Andy has performed as a singer/songwriter and bandleader in shows and concerts across the US, teaching many a songwriting workshop along the way. His song, The Sweetest Story Ever Told, was on the Juno Award-nominated MCA album, Can’t Sit Down (Eric Nagler), and on the Gemini Award-nominated CBC TV series Eric’s World. He has also written music for Channel 5 Boston and the UNITED WAY.

Andy has been co-writing with his wife, Lauren, since the late 1980’s. They have collaborated on 5 CDs of original music , with a sixth due out in early 2016, and written for many Nashville recording projects.

My thanks go out to Andy, and my admiration, for putting words together in such a powerful way. ~ Eric Nagler, Canadian artist, “The Elephant Show (TV) & Eric’s World (TV)

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