Monday, 5 July 2010

British Bluegrass News #53

British Bluegrass News #53 (summer 2010) has been posted out to members of the British Bluegrass Music Association (BBMA).

It retains the new 'big' size at 48 pages, packed with solid content, including an interviews by K.L. Browne with Claire Lynch (USA), by Pat Francis with dobroist Jimmy Heffernan (USA), by Aaron Hawkes with Frank Ray of Cedar Hill (USA), and by Richard F Thompson with Phil Rosenthal.

The issue also includes features on the scene in south-east England, the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, the late Janet Holland, and 'Learning to play the banjo'. Kevin Garratt of the Yorkshire scene reveals his ‘Favourites’, and 'The story behind the song' looks at ‘Echo Mountain’, as recorded by Cedar Hill. All this plus the regular 'What’s on', tour details, CD and book reviews, 'Light in the window', 'SmallTalk', six area reports, and more.

This issue is the fifth to appear with Richard F Thompson as editor-in-chief. British Bluegrass News is published by the BBMA, which was founded in 1990 and will be celebrating its twentieth birthday this year. To join the BBMA, contact the Membership Team, Clare and David Rozzell, by e-mail. You can also join online through the BBMA website.

For further information about the BBMA and the BBN e-newsletter, contact Richard F. Thompson, Press Relations, 14 Lime Grove, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, WS13 6ER; 'phone +44 (0)1543 252683; e-mail.