Saturday, 14 April 2007
Forge Mountain Diggers in Sweden, Sept.-Oct. 2007
The Forge Mountain Diggers old-time band - David Bass (fiddle), Allison Williams (banjo, vocals), and Thomas Bailey (guitar, vocals) - will tour Sweden from 14 September to 5 October 2007. The tour schedule includes shows in Stockholm, Olofström, Tanum, Skellefteå, Örnsköldsvik, Gävleborgs län, Visby, Södertälje, Linköping, Oxelösund, and Eskilstuna.
The Diggers are highly regarded old-time musicians. David Bass, in particular, was a member of the Freighthoppers, who recorded two albums for Rounder Records and earned a standing ovation at IBMA's World of Bluegrass ten years ago. Bluegrass Unlimited called the Diggers' first CD, The Forge Mountain Diggers, 'a breathtaking collection... that deserves to be an integral part of any serious music library'. They also have a MySpace site.