Monday, 30 March 2009

Latest CD from Jussi Syren and the Groundbreakers

From Vyborg to L.A. (Goofin´ Records GRCD 6156), the latest album by Finland's hard-driving, uncompromising band Jussi Syren & the Groundbreakers is out now.

Jussi Syren & the Groundbreakers are among the hardest working bluegrass groups outside the US, with an impressive touring schedule (throughout Europe and nine US states) and a catalogue of recordings which have got airplay in over twenty countries. In Finland they have taken bluegrass into mainstream: prime-time TV shows, music charts, rock festivals, and night clubs.

From Vyborg to L.A. features the songwriting of Jussi Syren himself and of Thomas Blom from Sweden, whose material has been recorded by such prominent American artists as Kenny and Amanda Smith. For the album, the Groundbreakers invited special guests Kukka Lehto (fiddle) and Marko Vanhatalo (dobro). Jussi's daughter Veera sings harmonies on 'The ghost of Laura Wilkins'. The liner notes are written by Alan Bibey. Sound clips can be heard on the band's website and MySpace.

For more info read a full press release or contact:

Jussi Syren: e-mail, website, MySpace
Goofin´ Records: Pete Hakonen (e-mail)
Playground Music Finland (e-mail)