The first Swift River Music CD release of Andy May, 'MaySongs' contains 15 original Andy May songs, several co-written with his wife, Lauren. The CD has a contemporary acoustic feel, reflecting Andy's pioneering work in this genre, with shades of rock, country, folk and bluegrass. 'MaySongs' takes the listener on a musical journey that portrays the vision, as well as the depth and ability of this multifaceted artist. The songs feature Andy singing and playing guitar with many of his friends and bandmates from his ensembles of the past 17 years. The project was produced by Andy in Colorado, Tennessee and Massachusetts. Includes a 12-page booklet with lyrics and notes. ******* 'MaySongs' reflects the spirit of this troubadour of life. The album is easy listening country music with a kinder, gentler focus than the down and dirty themes of much mainstream country music. The life May sings of is simple, joyful, nostalgic. - Walnut Valley Occasional ******* Fun listening... all the way through. - Ken Irwin, Rounder Records ******* My thanks go out to Andy, and my admiration, for putting words together in such a powerful way. ...'MaySongs' shows the pure musical dedication and caring Andy May lends to everything he does. - Eric Nagler ******* Great writing! - Ranger Doug, Riders in the Sky ******* Andy May is a critically acclaimed songwriter, singer, producer and performer. He is an award-winning guitarist, playing both finger- and flat-pick style, and a world-class old-time and bluegrass mandolinist. His deep-rooted music brings together old-time and contemporary country music, new acoustic music, bluegrass, folk, blues and good ol' rock-and-roll in a unique and exciting way. His music is always uplifting, rewarding and fun, and his songs have been heard around the world on TV series, as well as on radio. Andy's career began in the latter half of the '60s. As a teenager, he performed at Carnegie Hall and won the 1967 Grand Championship for guitar at the Union Grove Fiddlers' Convention in North Carolina. Before moving to Nashville in 1996, Andy spent seventeen years crisscrossing the Northeast, playing his music for concerts, clubs, colleges, festivals and schools as a soloist and bandleader, and nine years in Colorado, writing, performing, and producing music. ******* '[Andy May is]...a fine vocalist and an exceptional guitarist and mandolinist. His distinct style of writing and performing-with a mixture of warmth, sensitivity and good nature-has won him friends and admirers. He bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary American music with purity and exuberance. --David Sokol, Editor, 'Disney Magazine'; founding editor, 'New Country' magazine.