Andy May - Room for Roots

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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Stone Soup – A Folktale Retold

©Words: Lauren LeCroy May (Swift River Music/BMI)

In support of the song Stone Soup from Hard Times on the CD Room for Roots, I retold the “Stone Soup” story my way for those who didn’t already know the tale. Andy included his reading of my version of the tale as a bonus track on the CD. – LM  (… more, credits, lyrics)

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Ruby Lee

©Andy May, Lauren LeCroy May, Ronnie Young, Wes Cooper (Swift River Music/BMI)   Andy: Writing material for and with artists that I have produced has given me many songs that I enjoy singing myself. This is one.  (… credits, lyrics)

Lauren(Coming soon)

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You’ve Been a Friend to Me

©A.P. Carter (Peer Music)

AndyI have known this song, recorded by the original Carter Family, since I was a kid. It has taken on deeper meaning as I get older. – Duet with Joanie Keller Johnson.

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Stone Soup from Hard Times

© Lyrics: Lauren LeCroy MayMusic: Andy May (Swift River Music/BMI)
Lauren:  This lyric actually combines two trains of thought I had been entertaining when I wrote it. It started with the thought that even when you’re broke, you can enjoy a beautiful day as much as anyone. That got me thinking of other things that enrich our lives yet cost us nothing: Relationships, memories, sunshine, singing, dreams….  (more)   Andy:  I loved the lyric that Lauren came up with for this song from the first time that I read it. To me, it talked about the challenges and triumphs that we all face in relationships, and the importance of remembering that many of the things we have in our lives don’t cost a thing and yet are priceless. That is what I had in mind when I set out to write the music for this piece.  (… more, credits, lyrics)

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