Monday, 30 April 2007

Europe in Bluegrass Now

The 'Band to watch' feature in the May 2007 issue of Bluegrass Now magazine is devoted to the Ebony Hillbillies, whose banjo and dulcimer player, Norris Bennett, is a regular feature of EWOB Festivals and other bluegrass/old-time events in Europe. The same issue includes:

* a feature by Mary McWay Seaman on Carmel Sheerin & the Ravens, #1 European Bluegrass Band 2005, focused on the band's appearance at the IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2006 in Nashville;

*a large 'Eurograss' column by Petra Jones, covering festivals, concerts, and CD releases by European bands; and

*an article by the IBMA's Nancy Cardwell on Andy Owens and his close association with Druha Trava. Nancy, together with IBMA colleagues Jon Weisberger and Fred Bartenstein, will be attending the EWOB 2007 Festival at Voorthuizen, the Netherlands.