Andy May dishes up comfort food for the soul with his 2005 release, 'Cafe' Americana.'. Containing 14 new original songs, 'Cafe' Americana' continues Andy's tradition of CDs packed with enjoyable songs that have depth, heart, and (often) a sense of humor, and are presented with excellent musicianship and beautiful, clean production. Solidly Americana, this CD lays out a smorgasbord of country, bluegrass, and folk-flavored acoustic treats cooked up and served by a seasoned performer and his five-star band. Dig in! ******* Andy May's grasp of what makes good listening is impeccable. His warm and mellow voice invites the listener to relax and let the music move around the edges of consciousness. He ...cuts to the heart of a concept and brings it to life in song. With samplings of bluegrass, country, folk and acoustic swing styles that evoke many nuances of emotion this is a great album for any collection. - Walnut Valley Occasional ******* 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.