We arrived in Stockholm on Monday, October 3. On Tuesday, Lauren and I took the subway across town to find Izzy Young at Folklore Centrum. Folks were friendly and pointed us in the right direction to find Wallmar Yx Kullsgatan 2bv. When we arrived, I looked through the big, glass, street-level store window, and there was Izzy – now in his late 80s, but very much the same as ever. I had not seen him in 46 years! ⇨ Read more
Nashville, TN. September 11, 2016. Instrument demonstration: Djembe and Guitar. Kenny and Andy played several selections from Andy’s CD Room for Roots (on which Kenny played) and took questions from the audience in this informal workshop. Kenny’s drums were tuned to E, G, A, B, and C, and he demonstrated playing melodies and harmonies on them using both muffled and unmuffled tones. Then… ⇨ Read more
Andy May is a wonderful award-winning musician, singer, songwriter, producer and an overall entertaining performer. He has been a repeat headliner at the Walnut Valley Festival for many years. But this year, Andy is celebrating a different accomplishment: The 41st Walnut Valley Festival is also the 22nd consecutive festival where May has coordinated and hosted the highly-acclaimed Acoustic Kids Workshop.
…a skilled story-teller. ⇨ Read more