Andy May

Years at Winfield: 

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, mandolinist, producer, and educator Andy May continues a good run. His music has been heard around the world on recordings and TV shows.

Through the years Andy has appeared with artists as diverse as Merle Haggard, Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Nickel Creek, Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry, Tom Paxton, Jerry Jeff Walker, and many others. He has been a regular performer and workshop leader at MerleFest since 2001 and at "Winfield" (the Walnut Valley Festival) since 1989.

We at Winfield have also been blessed that Andy has led Acoustic Kids Showcases at our festival since 1991.

Andy has been called a “troubadour of life,” an “Americana pioneer,” a “master of traditional American musical styles,” and an “upbeat roots rocker.” His music can be exuberant, thoughtful, funny, or bittersweet, but it’s always a joyful experience. Andy’s originality and optimism and his love and respect for our musical roots always shine through.