Andy May - Atlantic Express - Hartford - CT - Peace Train Foundation

The “Andy May and Atlantic Express” Years

Ride with Me, which contained mostly original material, was getting good reviews, and I was determined that my future performances would feature a lot more of the material I was writing. So now, with the prospect of booking actual concert dates, I put a band together of some of my favorite players , and “Atlantic Express” was born. ⇨ Read more

The Andy May – Texas Tabby Crabb Band

Tabby and I started out as friends who liked a lot of the same music and that was the attitude and blend of music that we presented to our audience. We mixed songs that were popular at the time with timeless country classics, blues, Old-Timey Southern fiddle tunes, bluegrass standards and New England traditional dance tunes. ⇨ Read more

Playing Contra Dances

There was a strong interest in traditional American country dance music in New England when I arrived in the 1970’s. There were wonderful old social clubs and community halls throughout the region where dances were held, great callers, friendly dancers, and some fine old-time players…. I was lucky enough to play in some of these groups for a number of years. ⇨ Read more

Black-and-white photo of five men in long-sleeve shirts and neckties singing together

The Stuff of Art and Songs

I often hear folks using Paris in the 1920’s as an example of a time and place of great artistic atmosphere and importance. I wasn’t there, but I believe that it was so. I lived in New York City in the 1960’s, however, and I also believe that New York back then had a similarly powerful atmosphere and importance. ⇨ Read more

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Cambridge, MA

A friend and I loaded up a truck and moved our stuff to Cambridge, MA. Cambridge had a reputation as a more laid back music town than New York, and a place where great music was also happening. My buddy, Rick Lee, had wanted me to move there for some time. …I played music gigs at night and on weekends and worked many different jobs during the days…. ⇨ Read more

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