Sunday, 9 May 2010

Sharon Cort Band: 'Kiss the Banjo' tour in Europe, May-June 2010: UPDATE

The Sharon Cort Band on an earlier tour: Bill Keith, Jeff Wisor, Sharon, Ernie Sykes, and Butch Baldassari in Basel (photo: Lilly Pavlak)

The Sharon Cort Band will begin their 'Kiss the Banjo' tour with their first appearance as guest artists at the European World of Bluegrass Festival (13-15 May 2010) in Voorthuizen, NL. They follow this with shows in France, Switzerland, Ireland, and elsewhere in Europe.

Sharon is known for her powerful, sensitive vocals, her original songs, and her top-notch band members. On this trip the Sharon Cort Band includes Sean McKerr (Ireland; bass), Tom Corbett (USA; mandolin), and Jean Marie Redon (France; banjo). Fiddler Aaron Till (USA) will join the band for a few dates.

Previous tours by the SCB have included the largest country music festival in France, Country Rendez-Vous at Craponne, and a 2007 national television appearance in Paris on 'Magic TV', with founding members of the classic French band Bluegrass Long Distance. Tour dates at present are:

May 14 EWOB Festival, Voorthuizen, NL
May 16 Stichting Boet'n Deure, Poolshoogte, Bosw, Meelkerlaan 5, Staatsbossen van Oodorn, NL; tel: +0031 (0) 599 850361
May 22 Country Festival TBA Paris, France
May 24 Colfer's, Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford, Ireland
May 25 Midleton Folk CLub, McDaid's, Midleton, Co. Cork, Ireland
May 26 Treacy’s, Ballincollig, Co. Cork, Ireland
May 27 BBC live on Ralph McLain's show
May 28 The Bridge Bar, Ramelton, Co. Donegal, Ireland
May 29 The Brass Monkey, Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
May 30 Hugh Lynch's Bar, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland
May 31 1 The Shed, Killyleagh, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
June 3 Country & Bluegrass Festival, Montgeron, France
June 4 Country Western Festival, Montigny sur Lioge, France
June 18 Col Des Roches Festival, Hotel Jet d’Eau, Le Col 15 2400 Le Locle, Switzerland; tel. +41 32 931 46 66

Sharon Cort website; MySpace; e-mail

Read the full press release on the tour here. For further information, contact Terry Harkleroad, Mitero Entertainment, +1-888-301-3529; e-mail.