Monday, 7 September 2009

From the Czech Republic

Petr Brandejs, EBMA national representative for the Czech Republic, reports:

After the succesful show by Randy Waller and the Country Gentlemen (USA) in May (sold-out theatre), the CzBMA is preparing another bluegrass concert. Special Consensus (USA) are coming to Jičín's theatre on 25 October. The show starts early - at 18:00.

The 14th Petr Brandejs Band's autumn workshop is taking place in Male Svatonovice on 16-18 October. More than 100 students have already booked their spots; each bluegrass instrument (+vocals) will be taught by Czech and Slovak top pickers. After last year's success with the old-time banjo, this year's special is harmonica. More details here.

Petr Brandejs agreed to join his brother's Bluegrass Cwrkot to fill for his old friend and bluegrass teacher Milan Leppelt, who died suddenly in August. Petr will be with the band until the end of the year at least.

Peter O. Ruby is succesful in organising 'slow' jams in Prague in the pub U Supa. The event is getting more and more popular.