Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Wayne Taylor's tribute to Scottish Bluegrass Association

Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa (USA) recently made an eighteen-show, thirteen-day tour of Scotland and England under the auspices of the Scottish Bluegrass Association (SBA), including workshops and two Music in the Schools presentations funded by the SBA and the IBMA. Photos from the band's trip can be seen in a photo gallery on their website.

In a post on the original Bluegrass Blog on 2 November, Wayne Taylor explains how the tour had been the realisation of an idea first put forward by John Sheldon (now secretary of the SBA) in 1995, at Rosine, KY. On the same occasion, John Sheldon promised Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music, that he would do all he could to promote bluegrass music in the United Kingdom. The Bluegrass Blog post is entitled 'A promise fulfilled'.