Banjo player Curtis McPeake has worked with Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass, Lester Flatt, Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper, and Bill Monroe. Approaching his ninetieth birthday, McPeake has been in the studio, recording a new project with Andy May. May is a prize-winning guitarist, mandolin player, singer, songwriter, and music educator. He has appeared with Merle Haggard, Sonny Terry…
10 tracks. 4 musicians. 4 instruments. 1 heckuva good time!
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After a fast and furious week of recording, mixing and mastering, the new Curtis McPeake CD, as yet unnamed, is ready for the next step. Andy produced the old-time bluegrass project, featuring Aubrey Haynie on fiddle, Tim Dishman on bass, Andy May on lead vocals and guitar, and – of course – Curtis on banjo, at Mainframe Recording Studio in Nashville with Nathan Smith as engineer. More details to follow, but here are some pictures for you, now:
Roots Music Veteran Carries the Momentum into the New Year with Chart Action and High Profile Performances
NASHVILLE, TN (February 1, 2017) – 2016 was a great year for Americana artist, Andy May. His latest album, Room for Roots, received a warm welcome from independent Americana and Country Music radio stations across the nation. The veteran singer-songwriter supported the project with many stateside performances, including MerleFest in North Carolina, the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, and an album release concert at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tennessee, before taking his music overseas to audiences in Europe.
Banjo legend Curtis McPeake and Andy returned to the Country Music Hall of Fame this past weekend for an instrument demonstration in the lovely Rotunda. They picked a few tunes, answered questions from the audience, and told stories about life in the music business. This turned out to be a very warm gathering on a very cold day! We had …