Izzy Young, the New York Folklore Center, and Folklore Centrum

When I was a teenage musician in NYC in the 1960s, Izzy Young was one of the people who occupied a place pretty much in the center of the folk music world. He owned the Folklore Center, which he had opened in the late ’50s (I think) on McDougal Street. There, he sold a variety of books and LP records embracing a wide range of folk and ethnic music. Izzy was passionate – about folk music, about poetry, about politics, about social justice… about many things.

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Photos: Kenny Malone and Andy May at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Nashville, TN. September 11, 2016. Instrument demonstration: Djembe and Guitar.  Kenny and Andy played several selections from Andy’s CD Room for Roots (on which Kenny played) and took questions from the audience in this informal workshopKenny’s drums were tuned to E, G, A, B, and C, and he demonstrated playing melodies and harmonies on them using both muffled and unmuffled tones. Then…

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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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Photos: The “Room for Roots” Tour: Fort Collins, Colorado

KRFC and Avogadro’s Number, August, 2016  It’s always wonderful to get back to Fort Collins and catch up with old friends. Thanks to Avo’s for hosting this show and to KRFC for the interview. We had a blast! Read Post

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Photos: Acoustic Kids – Guitar Town 2016

Copper Mountain, Colorado. August 13, 2016 This was our second year for Acoustic Kids at Copper Guitar Town. Beautiful weather. Talented kids. Magnificent setting. What could be better? Well, how about sponsorship from Guitar Center, who presented each participant with a Guitar Center gift certificate at the end of the showcase! …read post

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