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Country Music Hall of Fame – Musician Spotlight: McPeake and May – July 22
July 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Curtis McPeake, now 90 years old, has played stints with some of the biggest names in the history of bluegrass and country music over the course of his 70-year career. He was one of Bill Monroe’s “Blue Grass Boys,” recording 18 classic cuts with Monroe in the early ‘60’s, he was a stand-in for Earl Scruggs in Flatt & Scruggs shows on many occasions – live and on television, and he toured internationally with Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass for 18 years. McPeake was also part of the Opry staff band for eight years and was a Nashville session player, appearing on hundreds of recordings.
Andy May, guitarist, vocalist, and producer on this project, started performing seriously in his teens and has continued for over fifty years. Andy’s credentials include a Grand Championship on guitar from Union Grove, NC, (1967) and an IBMA Award (2008) garnered by Swift River Music, the record label and production company that he started, owns, and runs. Andy’s 2016 release, Room for Roots, received enthusiastic national airplay and landed on Roots Music Report’s “Top Americana Country Albums” chart for 2016 and 2017.
McPeake & May will be playing songs from their new album, The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad), a collection of old-time and old bluegrass treasures, and taking questions from the audience.
This event takes place in the Museum’s Ford Theatre.
Admission is included with Museum ticket or Museum membership. Seating is limited.