Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Before and after Bühl...

Doyle Lawson

The 9th Bühl International Bluegrass Festival (13-14 May 2011) will bring a powerful lineup of North American bands to the Bürgerhaus Neuer Markt in Bühl, Germany. Fortunately for European bluegrass enthusiasts, they will make other appearances in Europe around the time of the Festival. Redgrass (Canada) will be playing in Switzerland and France from 8 May to 17 May. The schedules for the US bands, as given on their websites, are as follows:

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (13-21 May)
13 May Haus der Kultur, 84478 Waldkraiburg, Germany
14 May International Bluegrass Festival, Bürgerhaus Neuer Markt, 77815 Bühl, Germany
16 and 17 May Novodvorska Cultural Center, Prague, Czech Republic
[The single concert originally scheduled for Prague was booked out by early February, so a second concert by DL&Q was arranged for the following night]
20 and 21 May 3rd Red Wine Bluegrass Party, Teatro della Gioventù, Genoa (Genova), Italy

The Special Consensus (14-28 May)
14 May International Bluegrass Festival, Bürgerhaus Neuer Markt, 77815 Bühl, Germany
[Greg Cahill was the first US bandleader to perform at the Bühl festival when he brought the ChowDogs in 2003, and he looks forward to bringing the Special C. this time]
15 May Pfarrjugendheim, Am Apostelplatz 1, 44805 Bochum, Germany, 7.00 p.m.
19 May Trekanten Biblotek and Kulturhus, Sebbersundevj 2, Aalborg, Jylland, Denmark, 8.00 p.m.
20 May Karens Minde Kulturhus, Wagnersvej 19, 2450 Copenhagen (Kobenhavn), Denmark, 8.00 p.m.
21 May Kulturforsyningen, Voldgrade 1, 4800 Nykobing, Denmark, 8.00 p.m.
26 May Fritz-Henssler-Haus, Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 33-37, 44137 Dortmund, Germany, 8.00 p.m.
28 May Willisau Bluegrass Festival, Schweizerisches Agrarmuseum Burgrain, Burgrain 20, CH-6248 Alberswil, Switzerland

Please check the websites of these bands for any further updates between now and May. A full, updated schedule for the five-week tour by Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike (5 May-10 June) can be seen on the Music Contact agency website and in the monthly Music Contact newsletters, which are reprinted on the European Bluegrass Blog.