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

Andy May - guitar - close-up

Cambridge, MA

A friend and I loaded up a truck and moved our stuff to Cambridge, MA. Cambridge had a reputation as a more laid back music town than New York, and a place where great music was also happening. My buddy, Rick Lee, had wanted me to move there for some time. …I played music gigs at night and on weekends and worked many different jobs during the days…. ⇨ 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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