Monday, 2 June 2008

Bluegrass in the Alps, 25 July–3 August

Lonesome Road Band at Lesachtal Valley in 2007

From 25 July to 3 August the association 'Forum Lesachtal' hosts the first Lesachtal Valley festival Bluegrass in the Alps. The valley is located in the very south of Austria, at the interface of Germanic, Slavic, and Romanic cultural areas. Therefore it is predestined for interacting of different people, cultures, and musical styles.

Bluegrass in the Alps offers a fascinating punch of workshops and concerts with the American top bluegrass ensemble Lonesome Road Band. The famous guitar player John Keith attended Dolly Parton for four years in the US. Banjo player Charles Wood, award-winning national banjo champion, was already a guest of David Letterman.

Bluegrass workshops:

Workshop banjo/country music/bluegrass – theory and exercises – with banjo champion Charles Wood, North Carolina, USA
Workshop guitar/country music/bluegrass – theory and exercises – with star guitarist John Keith, North Carolina, USA

Workshop from Monday 28 July to Sunday 3 August: €240
Workshop from Friday 1 August to Sunday 3 August: €140

The workshops take place at Volksmusik-Akademie in Liesing/Lesachtal, respectively at 9-12 a. m. and 2-5 p.m.

Pay participation fee (from Austria): Account number: 16.386
Bank code number: 39364 (Raiffeisenbank Kötschach-Mauthen)

Pay participation fee (from abroad): IBAN: AT 18 3936 4000 001 6386
BIC: RZKTAT2K364 (Raiffeisenbank Kötschach-Mauthen)

Single room bed and breakfast: €25 per day and person
Double room bed and breakfast: €20 per day and person
Lunch or dinner: €9 per meal and person

Applications: E-mail to Forum Lesachtal. Applications are valid with the assignment of the participation fee. No refunding of the participation fee!

Saturday 2nd August, 8.00 p.m.
Concert by the US bluegrass ensemble Lonesome Road Band

Contact and information:
Werner Lexer
Strajach 11
9951 St Jakob
Tel.: +43 664 28 30 282

This information can be read in German here, or in both English and German on the festival website.