Wednesday, 10 December 2008

BBN is in the mail


Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK
10 December 2008


The Winter 2008/9 edition of British Bluegrass News (BBN) is due to be mailed in the next few days.

The bumper-sized 32-page edition has exciting new features including ‘Favourites’ (as chosen by Rick Townend) and ‘The story behind the song’, a guest contribution from Tim O’Brien, a cover story about top UK band the Toy Hearts, a feature about Gold Heart, the US band who will be touring the UK this coming spring, area reports, and much more.

This is the first edition of BBN to be published that combines the efforts of the four-man team recently established to edit and produce BBN. That team consists of Dave Bresnen (editor-in-chief), Richard Partridge (sub-editor), Richard F. Thompson (features editor) and Pat Francis (production manager).

British Bluegrass News is published by the British Bluegrass Music Association (BBMA). Besides BBN, the most visible asset that the BBMA has is its website. This is being made more user-friendly and kept up to date. Work on this task is in progress and is expected to be completed before Christmas.

BBMA was founded in November 1990 and currently there are about 300 members. For further information about the BBMA and this press release contact Richard F. Thompson, Press Relations, 14 Lime Grove, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, WS13 6ER; ‘phone +44 (0)1543 252683; e-mail.

Those interested in joining the BBMA can do so by contacting Trish Hockley, Membership Secretary, Freepost, BBMA: ‘phone +44 (0)7889 607612; e-mail.