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

The Star-Spangled String Band

Kenny Kosek, Allen Feldman and I became the Star Spangled String Band in High School. We were crazy about old-time music. We played constantly throughout high school, did a lot of live shows,appeared on radio often, and traveled to the fiddlers conventions at Galax, Virginia, and Union Grove, North Carolina. ⇨ Read more

Andy May & Kenny Kosek- NY Folklore Center - 1967- Photo by Jack Prelutsky

Early On – A Kid in New York

New York in the 1960’s was a fabulous place to be for a young guitar nut. There were great players like Dave VanRonk appearing at venues where even an under-age guy could go. Then, there were folks like Doc Watson coming to town! I remember hearing Doc and Reverend Gary Davis jamming backstage at a hall…that was really something! ⇨ Read more

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