Saturday, 2 June 2007

British accounts of the EWOB Festival

The Carrivick Sisters, Charlotte and Laura (UK), performed at the 10th EWOB Festival in Voorthuizen, the Netherlands, and received a warm welcome. The sisters - who between them play guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and lap steel - have recorded their impressions of the Festival in an illustrated article on Some quotes:

One main difference we noticed between festivals in England and EWOB was that the average age of players at EWOB appeared to be significantly lower, which shows that the bluegrass scene in Europe is definitely getting bigger.

The sound for the entire festival was absolutely fantastic, both from the performer’s point of view and for the audience.

All together, it was a great festival and we would highly recommend it to anyone...

The New Essex Bluegrass Band, on their fourth visit to the EWOB Festival, also recounted their very positive experiences to; read them here. One quote:

Let it be said loud and clear, 'Europe’s finest bluegrass bands are as tight and driving - with soaring, high-lonesome harmonies - as the finest acts from America.'