Wednesday, 16 September 2009
29 Strings: (l-r) Richard Ciferský, Martin Vitasek, Michal Barok, Milan Benkovic, Tono Národa
29 Strings from the Slovak Republic will be among the bands taking part in the third Dare to be Different Showcase at the Banquet Hall and Theater, Bell Buckle, TN, on Sunday 27 September 2009. The event was founded by Valerie Smith, who has made several tours in Europe with her band Liberty Pike. Ticket sales benefit the Foundation for Bluegrass Music, which supports educational programs on bluegrass music through both materials and scholarships.
US musicians also taking part include Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike (based in Bell Buckle) and bands from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Full details can be seen on Valerie Smith's website and in a special press release.