Friday, 10 June 2011

Bluegrass tours 2011-12

Rainer Zellner of the Music Contact agency reports:

Hello Bluegrass Fans,

I want to let the European Bluegrass World know:

2011: Bluegrass Jamboree! - Festival of Bluegrass and Americana Music 2011 Programme is booked; some last dates are still open for bookings. Please check at the Jamboree website.

2012: 'Hillbilly Goddess' Alecia Nugent [left] (4x SPGBMA Female Bluegrass Singer of the Year) and her band will tour Europe most of May of 2012. Please contact us early enough so we can include as many countries as possible.

For those who are not aware of her work, here is some info from her press kit. And links to a great performance at Celtic Connections, filmed by English BBC TV and a Music Video.

'In the five short years since Alecia Nugent's debut CD, she has gone from being the toast of Hickory Grove, Louisiana, to one of the most celebrated bluegrass & country singers across America's heartland... Alecia was schooled in the sounds of the Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Jimmy Martin and other bluegrass masters. On her own, she developed a taste for country-music greats such as George Jones, Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton. That's why she can pull off a honky-tonk weeper like "Dyin' to hold her again" as brilliantly as she can.'

Read more from Alecia Nugent's press kit here.