“The Bluegrass Situation” on Curtis McPeake and “Leather Britches” – McPeake & May – “The Good Things”

On … “Leather Britches,” you can hear that same timelessness in McPeake’s duet with Nashville stalwart fiddler Aubrey Haynie. They kick the tune with fiddle and banjo only, showcasing that classic pre-bluegrass format, Haynie fiddling fantastically far and wide while McPeake holds it all together with his three-finger roll, seventy years in the making.

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Curtis McPeake Recieves IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award

“Curtis McPeake: In recognition of his lifetime of contributions to bluegrass as one of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, a stand-in for Earl Scruggs at Flatt & Scruggs shows, as a member of the Opry’s staff band, and as a Nashville session player, among his many accomplishments.” — IBMA

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McPeake & May on WSM’s Coffee, Country, and Cody Radio Show

Curtis and Andy will be in-studio with Bill Cody on his Coffee, Country, and Cody radio show on WSM Radio 650 AM AM on Thursday, July 19. You can hear the interview on the air on WSM-650AM if you’re in the Nashville region. Otherwise, you can listen online at https://www.wsmonline.com/listen-live/ or even watch online at http://www.watchheartlandtv.com/index.php/live/!  The duo will talk about their new recording “The Good Things…

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Bob Piekiel on McPeake & May, “The Good Things”

The CD is done entirely with a four-piece band–Curtis on banjo, Andy May on guitar & vocals, Aubrey Haynie on fiddle, and Tim Dishman​ on bass.The result is a performance with lots of refreshing “breathing space” in each song, with each instrument tastefully placed in the context of the whole selection…. It’s one of those albums you can listen to over and over and hear something a little different each time. Old or young, veteran or novice, all will enjoy this treasure. –Bob Piekiel, in Banjo Newsletter

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Banjo Tab by Curtis McPeake in “Banjo Newsletter”

The May 5 cover story in Banjo Newsletter featuring an interview with Curtis McPeake included Curtis’ banjo tab for two songs from The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) McPeake & May. The tab for Sweet Sunny South and The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) is available to download from Banjo Newsletter via their banjo tab page. (Select Curtis McPeake in the “Tabbed out by”…

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