Room for RootsTour – Washington, DC, Area

In late September, 2016, Lauren & I set out for a two-and-a-half week tour that took us to the D.C. area, Sweden, and Ireland. First up was a house concert in Rockville, MD, and reconnecting with friends from other places and long ago who were now living in the area. ⇨ Read more

Allan Block: Fiddler, Poet, Sandal-maker

Allan was a great fiddler, a fine musician, and a wonderful poet and leather craftsman. His sandal-making shop was an established part of New York City’s West Village for many years. And on Saturday afternoons, it became the meeting place for one of the best Old-Time Music jam sessions in the Northeast USA. ⇨ Read more

About Andy

Over a career spanning six decades, Andy has earned a reputation as a “troubadour of life,” an “Americana music pioneer,” a “master of traditional American music styles,” and an “upbeat roots rocker.” His deep-rooted music brings together a variety of influences: blues, bluegrass, folk, old-time and contemporary country, and good ol’ rock-and-roll. ⇨ Read more

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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

Swift River Music

About Swift River Music

At Swift River Music, it’s still all about the music: Americana Music!

Winner of the 2008 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year!

Our artists are hand-picked writers and performers who have something unique to share. Some are legends already. Some are just starting out. Some are folk, some are bluegrass, some are country or country rock, some are a little bit of all these and more. All are rooted in the vast, rich heritage of traditional American music. ⇨ Read more

Andy May: "Endless Possibilities" Cover art

“Endless Possibilities” – Andy May

Endless Possibilities, Andy’s latest CD, is a collection of thirteen original songs — it’s quintessential Andy May.

For Endless Possibilities, Andy dug down into his songwriting catalog for some old tunes, like Noah and Curtains Made of Rain and added them to a bunch of newer pieces and songs, like Old Dog and So-‘n’-So,  written with his wife, Lauren LeCroy May. Joining Andy on these tracks are some truly great players—some of the finest on the planet— including legendary pedal steel guitarist, Hal Rugg, to whose memory the CD is dedicated.


 

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