Thanks to the distinguished Virginia photo-journalist Dean Hoffmeyer for permission to use his striking photo of three prominent European bluegrass musicians at IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2011 in Nashville, TN, last week.
From left to right: Niall Toner (guitar) of the Niall Toner Band (IRL), Jimmy Sunnebrandt (bass) of the G2 Bluegrass Band (S), and Martino Coppo (mandolin) of Red Wine (I). Niall writes that the photo
was taken on Wednesday evening as we were warming up for my showcase at the EBMA suite. Martino was standing in for Clem [O'Brien, NTB], and Jimmy was doing ditto for Dick [Gladney, NTB], and I owe a serious debt of gratitude to these two superb musicians for the job they did with me, and at relatively short notice.