Thursday, 20 January 2011

The Earlybird catches the worms!

The Earlybird Stringband from Norway reported on their website's news page on 18 Jan.:

This weekend turned out to be pretty eventful. In the middle of intense rehearsals for our upcoming studio sessions:

We got nominated for a Spellemann which is the Norwegian Grammy Awards. We're nominated for our album [right] in the category of Best Country Music Record. Here's one happy bunch at the press conference. Our first bona fide 'cheese' photo [above].

We were also invited to play at the main European bluegrass festival event of the year, EWOB 2011, which will be held in the start of June in the Netherlands. Our showcase will be on 4 June.

As if this wasn't enough - we've also been booked to play at the renowned Finnish Roots Festival Rootsinpyhtaa 2011 in early June. Rootsinpyhtaa is the largest Finnish festival for bluegrass and roots music, and has existed since 1988. They've housed well known artists through the years like Don Rigsby, Tony Trischka, Hot Rize, and the list goes on. A perfect summer kickoff!