Thursday, 19 April 2012

Oldest Italian bluegrass band in a new lineup

Bluegrass Stuff, founded in 1977, can claim to be the oldest bluegrass band in Italy and one of the oldest in Europe; but when the band takes the stage at the 10th International Bühl Bluegrass Festival in Germany, just over two weeks from now (4-5 May 2012), there will be several new and younger faces in the lineup - as shown in the above photo.

Massimo Gatti (vocals, mandolin), Ruben Minuto (vocals, guitar), Matteo Ringressi (vocals, banjo), Colm Murphy (fiddle; from Cork in southern Ireland), and Icaro Gatti (bass) will also be joined by Swiss lead singer Tabea Anderfuhren (vocals, guitar). At the 'Bluegrass Metropolis' of Bühl they will be performing on the open-air stage in the Johannesplatz at 10:30 as well as their two concert sets in the Bürgerhaus Neuer Markt (14:00, 19:00).

Tickets are available from the Bürgerhaus Neuer Markt, or via this link. More information and contact data are on the Festival website.