Sunday, 11 October 2009

Bluegrass progress in Portugal

Andre Lentilhas reports:

Finally bluegrass is starting to appear in Portugal. Next Friday, 16 October, there will be a banjo workshop held by Stephen Kierniesky in Lisbon. I never heard of this banjo player, but what is good is that finally there's a banjo workshop in Portugal.

Also my band [Stonebones & Bad Spaghetti] is getting some attention - not much, but enough, as we're scheduled to play at some FNAC shops on 24, 25 and 31 October. You can check it out on MySpace. The audio is not very good but the video recordings are alright, I reckon.

Finally, my newsletter about bluegrass, which I started when Tony Trischka came to Portugal, last February, is getting more and more subscriptions.

EBB note: Stephen Kierniesky's playing can be heard on YouTube.