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“Woman in the Wings” – 8 weeks in Top 10 on Roots Music Report’s Americana Country Song Chart

Americana and Country Music radio stations across the nation are continuing to play Room for Roots as we head into 2017. “Woman in the Wings” spent 2 weeks at #2 and 8 weeks in the top 10 on Roots Music Report’s Americana Country Song Chart and reached #16 on their overall Country Song Chart. Another original song, “Life’s a Gig,” reached #24…

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Jamsphere: “Room for Roots” by Andy May

From the colorful images of “Life’s a Gig” to the feelings of desperation and triumph in “The Woman in the Wings” you can feel the salt of life in his songs…. Really, few active songwriters can grab a listener with small-town stories and sharply cut images like Andy May. Grab a listen to “Stone Soup from Hard Times (Featuring Maura O’Connell)” or “The Harvest” and “My Small Town”. The characters in his songs are everybody’s friends, neighbors and relatives. The production and engineering are exceptional as is the musicianship of everyone involved. Andy deftly employs just the right combination of words against the backing of solid Americana-folk to paint pictures of tricky relationships, the power of nostalgia, the experience of growing set in one’s ways, and lessons learned the hard way. Rick Jamm, JamSphere, The Indie Music Magazine & Radio Network , on Room for Roots by Andy May

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Life’s a Gig

©Andy May (Swift River Music/BMI)

I have watched as a remarkable group of folks my age and older (some of whom I am lucky enough to call friends) navigate the challenges of life and the marketplace and live life fully. “My old friend” in this song is really a mix of a bunch of folks: Men and women I know or have observed who have impressed me over the last few years. With age has come wisdom and humility, and their music has stayed fresh and fun.  —AM  (… more, credits, lyrics)

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Andy May Interview – MerleFest Radio Hour on WNCW

Andy talks about his upcoming release, Room for Roots, Acoustic Kids, and his many years at MerleFest. On the show, the interview was bracketed by Andy’s songs, Life’s a Gig and At the Fork in the Road, from Room for Roots, which is due out in April. You can hear deluxe clips of these songs, as well as all the others on “Roots,” and learn more about the album on the Room for Roots page.

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