Andy May workshop poster - spring online workshops, Walnut Valley Fest

Andy’s Spring Workshops for the Walnut Valley Festival

The good folks at the Walnut Valley Festival are at it again! They’re hosting online workshops this spring, 6 months out from this fall’s LIVE festival! Andy’s teaching several beginning-level (his favorite!) classes: He’s got both youth and adult sections of both guitar and mandolin. More info in this video and at Walnut Valley Festival 2021 Spring Workshops. Course details and registration here: https://www.wvfest.com/2021-spring-workshops/ Zoom…

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Curtis McPeake, Banjo Legend, Passes at 93

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Curtis McPeake, banjo legend, Swift River Music Artist, and Andy’s good friend, duo partner, and pickin’ buddy for 25 years. He was 93. During a career spanning 70 years in the country music business, McPeake played stints with several world-famous bands -including some of the biggest names in the history of…

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Meet the MerleFest 2020 Acoustic Kids!

MerleFest 2020 Canceled In response to directives from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and growing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Wilkes County officials have cancelled all mass gatherings of more than 100 people in Wilkes County through the end of April. Therefore, MerleFest 2020 has been cancelled. While this decision is disappointing for all of us,…

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Album: Embed for The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) Track: Embed for Dance of Life

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Acoustic Kids Registration Form – MerleFest

Due to the COVID 19 situation and its impact on large gatherings, MerleFest 2021 will be held September 16-19 rather than the last weekend in April. Acoustic Kids will be there! We will open registration July 1. (That gives you extra time to practice!) Please check back here at that time to register.

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