Michael Zumstein reports from southern Germany that the Freiburg Bluegrass Jam is still regularly held on the last Saturday of every month, from 7.30 p.m. till early morning, with lots of musicians from the area (France/ Switzerland/ Germany). Fifteen musicians took part in the last session (30 Oct.). The place can be easily found here.
Another event, Bluegrass im Klosterhof (jam session, meeting, and concert) will be held on 5 Jan. 2011 at 8.00 p.m. in D-72127 Kusterdingen (near Tübingen). Michael adds:
The 'Jazz & Blues melting point' Freiburg goes bluegrass! More and more people like Americana - especially bluegrass or independent country. Last month Suzette Lawrence from Nashville had a few concerts with Katie and Karen from the Rockingbirds (Austria) on her tour. And she comes back in April 2011. Also Kim Carson & Band comes back for the summer tour in May 2011.
Blue Side of Town Bluegrass Band (also based in Freiburg) are booked for two county & bluegrass nights in the town: Wodan Country & Bluegrass Night (14 Jan.) and Rufetto Night of Americana Music (26 Mar.). Both venues are presenting local groups and musicians playing Americana.
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