Thursday, 7 January 2010

New moves for Bononia Grass

Thanks to Luca Bartolini for this news from award-winning Italian band Bononia Grass:

First of all we’ve changed our lineup, again, since last January. We are very happy because Maria Grazia Branca joined our band. This is a sort of welcome back to bluegrass! She played for about twelve years with Red Wine touring the most important festivals around Europe and US, but since 2002 she was out of the bluegrass scene. She is the best choice for Bononia: she is a wonderful player and her experience and enthusiasm can really make the difference; it’s amazing, for me, to share some music with her again! She is playing with us since September and so we started focusing on our next CD. Grazia gave us an extra-shift working on this project!

The recording will take place in the next weeks and we will try to do something really different; we will have some original songs penned by Paolo Ercoli (our Dobro player) and also something from the old-time tradition. We try to change a little direction working on our own sound, always keeping in mind the traditional sound. It’s a big challenge for us!

We have a brand new website. We decide to redesign again the site! We hope to count a lot of visitors!

We have a Face Book profile and a Face Book fan page; please feel free to join us and leave a message, we will be more than happy to answer you and share all the news we may have!

Speaking about spring and summer, we are in contact with some festivals. We all hope to be able to give some news about our gigs in the next weeks!

Gian Luca Naldi (banjo, vocals), Paolo Ercoli (dobro, vocals), Giovanni Stefanini (mandolin, lead vocal), Luca Bartolini (guitar, vocals), Maria Grazia Branca (double bass, vocals)