Country Music Hall of Fame Musician Spotlight: McPeake and May

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…

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Andy May & CurtisMcPeake at Mainframe Studio

Recording on new Curtis McPeake-Andy May CD completed!

10 tracks. 4 musicians. 4 instruments. 1 heckuva good time!

Curtis McPeake Session - Mainframe Studio

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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:

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Americana Artist, Andy May, Builds on the Success of His 2016 Room for Roots Album and Tour – Press release

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.

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Curtis McPeake -Andy May-Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Curtis McPeake & Andy May at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Curtis McPeake & Andy May - Country Music Hall of Fame - Jan., 2017

(View full-size images on Flickr) Many thanks to photographer Chuck Thompson for his contributions to this album.

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 …

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Curtis McPeake and Andy May - Instrument Demonstration - Country Music Hall of Fame Rotunda - 2015

Country Music Hall of Fame: Curtis McPeake and Andy May

Banjo & Guitar Demonstration Curtis and Andy will perform and discuss the music, their instruments and their careers with country music fans in the Rotunda of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Legendary 5-string banjo player and Trailblazer Award winner Curtis McPeake has performed or recorded with Bill Monroe, Danny Davis, Lester Flatt, George Jones, Wilma Lee &…

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