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Room for Roots Release Party at the Station Inn

Station Inn, Nashville, TN. September 1, 2016.  Official release party for Andy’s 2016 CD, Room for RootsIt was a great night with a cast of thousands: Andy on guitar(s), Maura O’Connell, Jennifer O’Brien, Odessa Settles, and Nellen Dryden on vocals, Tony Paoletta on pedal steel, Kenny Malone on percussion…

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“Room for Roots” Released: New Music from Andy!

Containing 12 original songs, two Carter family titles, and a bonus track narration of a retold folk tale, Room for Roots is a project you can immerse yourself in. Featuring some of Nashville’s finest musicians and singers (Maura O’Connell, Dan Dugmore, “Jellyroll” Johnson, Kenny Malone, and more), Room for Roots embraces a wide range of styles and moods, providing plenty to catch you ear musically. The project showcases Andy’s songwriting, and the stories he tells are as varied as the musical styles and textures he uses to tell them. This is a great album for those who like

to really listen to their music. Free Track: Download At the Fork in the Road for free (Limited time offer!)  Read More about this project.

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Same Ol’ Blues

©Andy May, (Swift River Music/BMI)

Behind the Song

Coming soon

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The Storms are on the Ocean

©A.P. Carter (Peer Music)

Andy: I have played this song since I was in my mid-teens. Variants of these verses show up in many other old songs as well, and I incorporated one or two in my own version of “Storms.” This song is usually done as a waltz, but I like the way it flows in 4/4, and I arranged it that way many years ago. – Duet with Maura O’Connell. (…credits, lyrics)

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Haggard and the Queen

©Andy May (Swift River Music/BMI)

Andy: This song is a short chapter in my book of true road stories, dedicated to my late friend and band-mate, Tabby Crabb. Tabby and I opened for Merle Haggard and The Strangers – with Leona Williams and Bonnie Owens – in 1978. About that time, we also played a private event held for Kitty Wells, “The Queen of Country Music” and her husband, Johnnie Wright. I am glad to have been a little part of all of that!  (… more, credits, lyrics)

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