• Tim May & Steve Smith - Murder of Crows

    Tim May & Steve Smith - Murder of Crows
    Tim May and Steve Smith have announced they are preparing to tour in support of their new guitar and mandolin duet entitled Murder of Crows, a collection of seven originals and two covers including the Osborne Brothers' "Listening to the Rain," and the jazz standard "Someday My Prince Will Come," in duo and trio settings with bassist Anne Luna and Erik Unsworth, and guest vocalist Chris Sanders.

    These selections range from intimate and personal to hard core bluegrass and reflect the unique voice these two musicians have developed in performance and studio.

    Tracks

    • Listening to the Rain
    • Live Oak
    • Murder of Crows
    • She's Dancin' Now
    • Doves Crows and Buzzards
    • Someday My Prince Will Come
    • I Still Love these Blues
    • The Last Time I Saw You
    • We'll Leave

    Listen

    The track "The Last Time I Saw You," from the recording Murder of Crows.



    "It's well known that mandolin and guitar duets played a lively role in homegrown entertainment and later shaped the sound of bluegrass and early country music (as witness the Monroe Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys, and others). In recent years, David Grisman has celebrated this wonderful sound in albums with Tony Rice, Martin Taylor, and others. Now, Tim May (guitar and vocals) and Steve Smith (mandolin, octave mandolin, and vocals) are also honoring this tradition—and even advancing it.

     — Bluegrass Unlimited

    Additional Information


    Live Oak

    Tim May and Steve Smith perform their original "Live Oak" from their new recording Murder of Crows.

    Comments 8 Comments
    1. Don Grieser's Avatar
      Don Grieser -
      That's some beautiful music by some great players.
    1. Gary Alter's Avatar
      Gary Alter -
      I'll second that!
    1. MikeyG's Avatar
      MikeyG -
      I also agree with Don (and Gary). Mighty tasteful.
    1. 9lbShellhamer's Avatar
      9lbShellhamer -
      I got to work with Tim May at NashCamp a few years back. Poor guy had to listen to me butcher a harmony line to a Patty Loveless song of all things (our camp-band was covering it)... and he toured with her! He was a good sport. Great experience overall. Good times...
    1. atbuckner21's Avatar
      atbuckner21 -
      Beautiful work, thanks for sharing
    1. desertnight's Avatar
      desertnight -
      Quote Originally Posted by Don Grieser View Post
      That's some beautiful music by some great players.
      Howdy Don. Thanks. Hope to have some tunes with you in the future.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Gary Alter View Post
      I'll second that!
      Thanks Gary, S

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      Quote Originally Posted by MikeyG View Post
      I also agree with Don (and Gary). Mighty tasteful.
      Thanks Mikey, S

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      Quote Originally Posted by 9lbShellhamer View Post
      I got to work with Tim May at NashCamp a few years back. Poor guy had to listen to me butcher a harmony line to a Patty Loveless song of all things (our camp-band was covering it)... and he toured with her! He was a good sport. Great experience overall. Good times...
      Thanks 9lb, STEVE

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      Quote Originally Posted by atbuckner21 View Post
      Beautiful work, thanks for sharing
      Thanks AT, Steve
    1. trevor's Avatar
      trevor -
      Steve Smith's Other places, times and lives is one of my all time favorites.
    1. mandopixie's Avatar
      mandopixie -
      Wonderful stuff -thanks!