Thursday, 4 June 2009
The 22nd Country Rendez-Vous Festival, '#1 Bluegrass and Country Music Festival in Europe', will be held at Craponne sur Arzon, Haute-Loire, France, from Friday 24 July to Sunday 26 July, with a programme including 'New Country, Bluegrass, Americana, Honky Tonk, Western Swing, Cajun, Tex-Mex, Old Time, Rockabilly, Alternative, Insurgent, Red Dirt, Hillbilly, Texas Swing and a whole lot more.'
Bluegrass is represented on the main concert stage by Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain (USA) on Saturday evening and the Toy Hearts (UK) on Sunday afternoon. Tennessee Stud (F), with Christian Labonne back on banjo, will be taking part in a programme of free concerts downtown.
You can download the flyer and make reservations for the Country Rendez-Vous through its website. Thanks to Radio Country Club (also on MySpace) for the news; Radio Country Club is a partner of the Country Rendez-Vous.
Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain are also scheduled to play in Geneva, Switzerland, on 29 July (TBA), and at the La Roche Bluegrass Festival at La Roche-sur-Foron, Haute Savoie, France, on 31 July.