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Room for Roots Tour in Ireland

Lauren had always wanted to visit Ireland, and that was our original reason for heading overseas. As for me, I was certainly willing to visit the well: As a teenager, I had been totally immersed in, and passionate about, old-time American fiddle music – which led to my discovery and love of Irish and Scottish tunes. ⇨ Read more

Photos: Kenny Malone and Andy May at the Country Music Hall of Fame

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"]Country Music Hall of Fame-Kenny Malone and Andy May View full-size on Flickr[/caption]

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 workshopKenny’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

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David Sokol, WRSI: “Room for Roots” by Andy May

There are plenty of fine songs on 2016’s “Room for Roots,” and “Haggard and the Queen” feels like a natural for our Sokol Heroes radio show on WRSI, focusing on artists with roots and connections to Western MA. It’s catchy, heartfelt, and tells an engaging true story…. ⇨ Read more

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Jamsphere: “Room for Roots” by Andy May

I’ve been waiting a long time for this album, it was worth the wait. …[T]here are few other songwriters who get small town and real American life than Andy May. Room for Roots” is one of his best examples of that skill. …You can feel the salt of life in his songs. The album has the great acoustic simplicity for most of the songs that just lets Andy’s soul shine through.

Andy seems to write of only real life; if not life lived by himself, then life that is carefully observed and empathized with until a true story emerges. ⇨ Read more

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Band Camp Diaries: “Room for Roots” by Andy May

Room For Roots immediately strikes for Andy’s gripping vocal performances: his voice sounds wise and seasoned, yet youthful and energetic, creating a beautiful dualism. I immediately feel like I am sitting in a room listening to the amazing stories of an old friend who jut came back to town after traveling the world and collecting incredible tales of people, places, songs and ideas – and he tells the stories so well you almost feel as if you were there.

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