Saturday, 18 June 2011

Lynne Butler: Make connections!

Lynne Butler (UK), presenter of the 'Butler's Boudoir Bluegrass' and 'Lynne Butler's Eurograss' radio shows, announces to her listeners, correspondents, and bluegrass people generally:

After a fabulous time at EWOB it’s now back to reality - ha ha! You can hear the festival highlights with a whole new selection of bands, music, and interviews coming soon on both radio shows, so keep your ears and eyes posted as to when - probably in the next two weeks. I am slowly sifting through all the interviews so it’s taking a little longer than originally planned with everything else that I am doing, but it won’t be long!

The next festival that I’ll be attending and doing radio coverage for is La Roche in August, so keep ears and eyes open for all the interviews and updates on that too.

I met up with many of you at EWOB; it was fabulous to meet you all and many of you asked about the bluegrass scene here in the UK and the contacts. Well, here are some links; but I urge you all to become members of as many of the bluegrass associations as possible, because not only does it keep you completely up to date of all events and festivals etc. going on, it also helps (through subscriptions) to keep the festivals alive, thereby resulting in more chances for all bands in Europe and the States to attend and perform at all the festivals. The best way to keep up to date with everything bluegrass is to become a member of the organisations. All the associations are now working very closely with each other. There are so many benefits to becoming members. You don’t have to be in a band either - ANYBODY can join.

[Lynne gives links to the websites of the BBMA, EBMA, IBMA, GBMA, NBMA, UKBluegrass.com, the Bluegrass Blog, Prescription Bluegrass, and the Didmarton, Cornish, and La Roche bluegrass festivals, and to Rick Townend's website for events in south-east England.]