Monday, 5 October 2009

Europe in the Oct. 2009 Bluegrass Unlimited

G2, the young Swedish bluegrass band, fascinates American audiences. Seeing a group of good-looking Swedes who love bluegrass so much that they want to play it for a living is stunning.

That's the beginning of 'G2 - Europe's hottest young bluegrass band', an article in the October 2009 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine by Casey Henry. The article - written before the band's appearances at this year's World of Bluegrass - covers in four pages the individual and collective background of the members of G2, including how they came to the music and where they hope to be going.

The 'Letters' page of the same issue includes one from Joe Hickerson of Wheaton, MD, USA, on his recent visit to the bluegrass jam night at the U Supa Country Saloon in Prague (CZ), run by Peter O. 'Sam' Ruby. In addition to being impressed by the quality of Czech picking and Czech instruments, Joe says: 'I was especially impressed with Sam's expert leadership of the event... I highly recommend that visitors to the Czech Republic contact Sam... Tell him Joe sent you!'