Veteran singer/songwriter and champion guitarist Andy May infuses his songwriting and shows with his trademark creativity, humor, and consummate musicianship. Andy is honored to have been chosen as the only solo artist in the 2018 tour of MerleFest on the Road, an ensemble show presenting past and present MerleFest artists who represent the festival's mission of celebrating "traditional-plus" music. Dubbed “...A troubadour of life” (Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS), Andy draws from a deep well of traditional American music, and his writing taps into styles from blues to Bluegrass, old-time country to contemporary folk, traditional reels to roots-rock. Andy's latest album, "Room for Roots," has played nationwide on independent Americana and Country Music radio, with multiple original songs charting. The album itself made Roots Music Report’s “Top Americana Country Album Chart,” for both 2016 and 2017. One of his original songs, "The Woman in the Wings" was on their “Top Americana Country Song Chart,” for both years, as well. Also a respected educator and mentor, Andy is happy to present workshops in conjunction with any of his shows. There is more information about his work as an educator at andymay.com/educator and andymay.com/workshops.