Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Svaťa Kotas Band in Brno, 12 Jan. 2012

The award-winning, world-class banjo-player and bandleader Svaťa Kotas (SK) will be featured in the next issue of the EBMA's own magazine, Bluegrass Europe.

Lilly Pavlak (who took this photo) stayed longer in the Czech Republic than she had intended, so that she could see the Svaťa Kotas Band in concert at Brno on 12 January. Her report on the concert will appear in Bluegrass Europe #83, with her review of the career of Svaťa Kotas, founder (1983) of the band Fragment. His solo album Late at night (1993) was the first instrumental acoustic project in the Czech and Slovak Republics.

Read much more (with more photos from the concert) in Bluegrass Europe #83. The photo below (also by Lilly) shows Early Times, who opened for the Svaťa Kotas Band at Brno.