Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Bluegrass stars at the Club Mlejn, Prague

Jens Kruger and Joel Lansberg on the Prucha stand after the concert in Prague on 15 March

Lilly Pavlak reports that the Club Mlejn Stodulky (the Mill) in Prague, Czech Republic, is building a big reputation for bluegrass concerts. On 1 March Hickory Project from Pennsylvania played there for a packed house, supported by the Czech band Monogram, who joined them for a finale that featured four fiddles on stage, including Jirka Kralik and his American friend Lee Bidfood.

The four-fiddle jam on 1 March

On 15 March, at the invitation of Jaroslav Prucha, the Kruger Brothers played to another packed house at the Mlejn, performing music from their latest CD, The suite, as well as older material, for hundreds of enthusiastic fans. Prucha Instruments have just celebrated thirty years in production.

Lilly also reports that Tony Trischka & Druha Trava will be playing together at the Mlejn in May as part of a tour. Full dates are:

23rd: Dehylov, Lodenice, 19:30
24th: Plzen, Festival Lochotin 2008, 18:30
25th: Teplice, Otevirani lazenske sezony, 19:30
27th: Praha, KD Mlejn, 20:00
28th Brno, KD Musilka, 19:30
29th Strakonice, Festival Jamboree, 22:00

Read Lilly's full report here.