Saturday, 18 December 2010

Bluegrass in Bühl - and in the rest of Germany

Thanks to Walter Fuchs (pictured above), musical director and MC of the International Bühl Bluegrass Festival, for this extract from the spring/summer 2011 programme of events in the Bürgerhaus Neuer Markt at Bühl, the main venue for the festival.

Walter has also prepared an authoritative 2600-word article on the development of a bluegrass scene in Germany from 1945 up to the present, which it is hoped will appear in Bluegrass Europe. From the concluding paragraph:

Building on the support of loyal friends and fans from the old glory days, a new audience for bluegrass music (and unplugged county music, too) is being tapped in Europe. This can only be effected by presenting the music in a dignified setting, in concert halls and theaters, just like jazz promoters have been doing it for many years.