Saturday, 16 June 2007

Forge Mountain Diggers: update

In April the European Bluegrass Blog posted news of the acclaimed Forge Mountain Diggers old-time string band (USA) and their scheduled tour in Sweden during September and October 2007. Confirmed dates for the tour are on the band's MySpace site.

Multi-instrumentalist Thomas Bailey, who plays guitar with the Diggers, will be using on the tour one of the new Gibson Legends Series guitars: the 1937 Historic L-00. Thomas says: 'It is handmade to '37 specifications and boasts that huge pre-war Gibson bark and round low end.' Further details on the new old L-00 are here.

After the Swedish tour, Thomas will play solo gigs and workshops in the UK from 8 October to 31 October. For information and bookings, contact him here.