Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Thomas Bailey: dates in Europe

Thomas Bailey from Virginia, multi-instrumental master of '21st-century old-time music', will be in Europe during the next ten days to play a few dates. At the Fourth Vilnius Bluegrass Festival in Lithuania, he is headlining the Friday night show (21 Nov.) and presenting an old-time fiddle workshop on Saturday afternoon (22 Nov.).

In the following week he will play two dates in Paris: as solo singer with guitar on Tuesday 25 Nov. in the Café Les Trois Arts; and as fiddler in an evening of string band music on Friday 28 Nov. at the Café Toc-Toques, with Ilan Moss of the Old Timey Messengers (banjo) and Cory Seznic of the Groanbox Boys (guitar).

Thomas Bailey, who toured Scandinavia in autumn 2007 with the Forge Mountain Diggers and has since been playing with the Freighthoppers, will be touring the UK in spring 2009. He also has a MySpace site.

21 Nov.: 4th Vilnius Bluegrass Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania, concert, 20:00

22 Nov.: 4th Vilnius Bluegrass Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania, old-time fiddle workshop, 12:00

25 Nov.: Les Trois Arts, 21 rue des Rigoles, Bellville, 75020 Paris, Ile-de-France 21:00; M° Jourdain; €5

28 Nov.: Toc-Tocques Café, 109 Boulevard Charonne, 75011 Paris, Ile-de-France; 20:00