Presley Barker in Acoustic Kids Alumni Directory

Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

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Presley Barker has been playing acoustic guitar since he was seven. Living in the NC mountains and listening to Doc Watson on the radio inspired Presley to begin picking fiddle tunes and bluegrass music. He has been influenced and mentored by Steve Lewis, Wayne Henderson, and Bryan Sutton and has quickly emerged as an astonishingly gifted flat-picker.

  • Touring: NC, will travel to TN and VA
  • Highlights:
    • 2018: Invited to play The Grand Ole Opry by Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame Member and Country Music Hall of Fame Member Ricky Skaggs
    • 2017: 1st place Adult Guitar at the Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention, Virginia; 1st Place- Wayne C. Henderson Guitar Competition, Virginia
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The Vogts Sisters in Acoustic Kids Alumni Directory

Acoustic guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Harmony vocals, Songwriting

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Touring the Midwest – Sweet Sister Harmony from America’s Heartland.

We have released four albums of our music–the latest in May 2018. We enjoy returning to the Walnut Valley Festival each year and sharing our music as Acoustic Kids Alumni.

  • Touring: Based out of Kansas. Perform regionally in the Midwest but willing to go further north, south, east or west.
  • Highlights:
    • 2019 – New Song Showcase at Walnut Valley Festival – First Place Winner, “California Calls”
    • 2019 – International Acoustic Music Awards – First Place Winner, Best Duo, “Dixie Bride”
    • 2018 – Indie International Songwriting Competition – Fourth Place, Folk/Acoustic Division “Dixie Bride”
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McPeake & May at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Feb. 10, 2019. Nashville, TN. Curtis McPeake & Andy May, with Aubrey Haynie on fiddle and Tim Dishman on bass, played songs from The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) and answered questions in this Country Music Hall of Fame‘s Musician Spotlight performance. The show was videotaped by the museum’s video crew, live-streamed, and archived for posterity.

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“Salley Gardens” – McPeake & May video from Country Music Hall of Fame performance

July 22, 2018. Curtis Mcpeake & Andy May play Salley Gardens, from their CD The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) in the Country Music Hall of Fame “Musician Spotlight” series. Nashville, TN.  Curtis was 90 years old at the time of this performance, and it was just 3 days before he received the IBMA’s Distinctive Achievement Award honoring his many contributions…

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

Banjo legend Curtis McPeake and Andy May returned to the Country Music Hall of Fame this past weekend for an instrument demonstration in the lovely Ford Theater. They picked tunes from their new CD, The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad), answered questions from the audience, and told stories about life in the music business. Fun for all!

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