Sunday, 10 August 2008

10 years of EWOB on air in US: latest!

Liz Meyer reports that Peter Thompson's 'Bluegrass Signal' radio show went out as a special last night (Saturday 9 August) from 6.30-8.00 p.m. on KALW in San Francisco (Pacific Daylight Time; 9:30-11 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time).

The special show was entitled 'A decade of Eurograss', and all selections were taken from the double album 10 years of European World of Bluegrass (Strictly Country Records, SCR-66), with the first hour being devoted to the European bands on the project, and the final half-hour to the Americans.

10 years of European World of Bluegrass continues to earn high praise from reviewers in the US. Dave Higgs of Bluegrass Breakdown on Nashville Public Radio writes:

Strictly Country's killer new compilation strikes a nice balance between European and North American acts and showcases some truly brilliant performances. It also serves as a wonderful introduction for many of us to some truly incredible European-based musicians. I, for one, am in awe of such groups as Blue Cartel, Jussi Syren, 4-Wheel Drive, and Monogram.

See also the European Bluegrass Blog post of 30 July.