Friday, 10 October 2008
G2 at the awards stand (photo by Tami Roth)
The G2 Bluegrass Band from Sweden (#1 European Bluegrass Band 2007) represented Europe at the IBMA Awards Show, where they had a warm welcome as presenters of the awards for Recorded Event of the Year and Guitar Player of the Year. G2's banjo-player Jens Koch took the opportunity to invite US musicians to cross the Atlantic, where 'tens of euros' can be made by playing bluegrass in Europe.
G2's day-by-day experiences of World Of Bluegrass 2008 are shown in a blog on their website. Details of the larger European presence at IBMA appeared on the European Bluegrass Blog on 14 September.