Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Thanks to the Bluegrass Blog for the news that Richard Ciferský of Slovakia, formerly a member of Fragment (2002-5) and now with Waterflow, is also leading his own band, Richard Ciferský & Rainy Day, named for the title track of his new solo CD, which was released on 15 July.
Eight of the ten tracks are original compositions by Richard Ciferský (banjo); the rest of the band are Linda Nováková (flute), René Jankovič (guitar), Richard Molnár (bass), and Adam Jánoš (drums). Guest musicians on the CD include Becky Buller (fiddle, vocals), Emil Formánek (guitar), Roman Sýkora (bass), Michal Barok (mandolin), Peter Szabados (dobro, pedal steel), Sisa Michalidesová (whistle, flute), Peter Prelozník (piano, strings), and Luboš Jurkovič (vocals), drawn from bands including Druha Trava, Meantime, and Waterflow.
The tracks 'Rainy day' and 'Blue Nashville' are available (complete tracks) as free mp3s on Richard Ciferský's website.