Thursday, 5 June 2008

Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe at the Turfschip, 9 July

Cor & Greet Sanne of CMS Productions announce that Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe, based in Nashville, will play an exclusive European concert on Wednesday 9 July in the Turfschip, Zuideinde 15, in Nieuwkoop, the Netherlands.

Jimmy Bowen (mandolin, lead vocals), from North Carolina, played from 1988 to 1995 with the world-famous Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen, and later with David Parmley & Continental Divide before forming his own group at the end of the 1990s. A high point in their career has been playing for the US president at the White House in Washington.

Rick Briggs (banjo, vocals), also from North Carolina, has been playing music since he was 13, with bands including those of Dale Ann Bradley and Connie Smith. Bobby Nicholas (lead guitar, vocals), from Canada, now lives in the USA, and has played guitar for Terri Clark and Patty Loveless. Blake Bowen (electric bass), Jimmy's son, has been a member of Santa Fe since the band began. Ollie O'Shea (fiddle) is no stranger to country, bluegrass, western swing, or Americana. He has also played with Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, and in Greg Cahill's Chow Dogs band which toured Europe a few years ago.

Doors open at the Turfschip on 9 July at 19.15 hrs. The show begins at 20.00, with two sets of 45 minutes. Admission €15. Only 90 seats are available, so tickets should be reserved by e-mail. Intimate and extremely cosy concerts at this venue only! Great sound system. CDs available during intermission and after the show.