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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McPeake & May at the Country Music Hall of Fame

MUSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: CURTIS MCPEAKE and ANDY MAY
with Aubrey Haynie and Tim Dishman
Feb 10, 2019, 1pm, Central Time

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Presentation of 2018 IBMA Special Achievement Award to Curtis McPeake – Photos

In the Special Awards Luncheon today at the International Bluegrass Music Association convention in Raleigh, NC, Andy accepted Curtis McPeake‘s Special Achievement Award on his behalf. (Curtis was unable to attend.) The photos below are from Frank Baker’s album in Bluegrass Today. 2018 IBMA Special Awards photos  

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The Good Things-McPeake & May

McPeake & May on “Grass Roots” – an official Spotify Playlist

Leather Britches, the closing track on McPeake & May’s The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) CD, is #27 of 107 tracks on Spotify’s “Grass Roots” playlist, which has nearly 28,500 listeners.[/two_third]

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“The Bluegrass Situation” on Curtis McPeake and “Leather Britches” – McPeake & May – “The Good Things”

On … “Leather Britches,” you can hear that same timelessness in McPeake’s duet with Nashville stalwart fiddler Aubrey Haynie. They kick the tune with fiddle and banjo only, showcasing that classic pre-bluegrass format, Haynie fiddling fantastically far and wide while McPeake holds it all together with his three-finger roll, seventy years in the making.

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