Thursday, 16 July 2009

Bluegrass and le Tour de France

EBMA members Steel String Session, of Tennessee, report:

Hi Everyone!

We have interesting news this morning (in case you didn't see it on our FaceBook and Twitter alert):

Versus Television, which each day right now is carrying the U.S. television broadcast of the world's most prestigious bike race, le Tour de France, aired music from our band's CD Ocoee Road this morning during its live broadcast from France. It was used as a music bed for Phil Liggett's prediction-pick for today's stage winner. If you are tuned in for the 8.00 p.m. Eastern Time replay tonight (Wednesday) you'll be able to hear the snippet. And here it is on line (click on stage 11 predictions in the video list).

We thrillingly add it to our small but growing list of unusual places where someone might catch our music. NBC Sports regularly uses some of our music after securing the rights during the Beijing Olympic Games last summer. Also, music from our CD is being used on a just-released documentary DVD entitled Call of the river.

btw, though this is indeed fun for us, our best thrill, of course, is playing to live enthusiastic audiences! Thanks for reading, come see us... we love each and every one of you,

LJ, Pete, Denny, J-Rod, John

Steel String Session
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