Saturday, 14 November 2009

Blue Highway, Alecia Nugent at Celtic Connections 2010

In the November/December 2009 issue of the e-magazine Bluegrass & More the Scottish Bluegrass Association reports that Blue Highway (above) and Alecia Nugent will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of US label Rounder Records in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 19 January 2010 as part of the Celtic Connections 2010 festival (see the EBB post of 28 October). Celtic Connections 2010 tickets are on sale now and can be booked online or by phone (+44 (0)141 353 8000).

The November e-newsletter of the British Bluegrass Music Association reports that Blue Highway celebrate their fifteenth anniversary with a special concert in Roanoke, VA, on 18 December. The band played their first show on New Year’s Eve 1994, with Tim Stafford (guitar), Shawn Lane (mandolin), Wayne Taylor (bass), Jason Burleson (banjo), and Rob Ickes (resonator guitar) - the same personnel as today. The occasion will also be marked by their CD Some day: the fifteenth anniversary collection.

Blue Highway were recently in Europe at the Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival at Longford, Ireland, in September 2009.