Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Jan Michielsen of 4 Wheel Drive (BE/D/NL) and Henning Petersen of Bluegrass Boulevard (DK) met at the 19th Athy Bluegrass Festival in Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland (9-12 July). They had not seen one another for many years, and had no idea that they would both be in Athy at the same time - Henning, who plays guitar and sings for Bluegrass Boulevard, was on a brief visit to Ireland with his wife, while 4 Wheel Drive were sharing the top of the Athy festival bill with the Bluegrass Patriots (USA).
4 Wheel Drive played at the Skagen Festival in Denmark, a week before going to Athy. They will return to Ireland in September to appear at the Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival at Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.