“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 Recieves IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award

“Curtis McPeake: In recognition of his lifetime of contributions to bluegrass as one of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, a stand-in for Earl Scruggs at Flatt & Scruggs shows, as a member of the Opry’s staff band, and as a Nashville session player, among his many accomplishments.” — IBMA

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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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McPeake & May CD Release – Station Inn – Nashville, TN

Five-string banjo trailblazer Curtis McPeake is hailed as one of the architects of modern bluegrass music. Just months following his 90th birthday, McPeake has emerged from retirement, collaborating alongside his longtime friend, guitarist and singer Andy May, for this new release on the Swift River Music label. Joined by fiddler Aubrey Haynie and bassist Tim Dishman on the CD and…

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McPeake & May – “The Good Things” Released: Two Shows Planned!

The new CD from banjo legend Curtis McPeake and Andy May, The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) was released today. To celebrate, there are two concerts planned: one in Nashville, and one in west Tennessee, where McPeake grew up. Fiddler Aubrey Haynie and bassist Tim Dishman, who played on the project, will round out the band for both shows.

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