Monday, 11 June 2012

Bluegrass news from Italy

Martino Coppo of Red Wine (left) and the EBMA board sends bluegrass news from Italy:

May has been a busy month for Red Wine, which has presented its new CD RED, released early in 2012, to the local press and fans with an intimate, short set at the oldest and most famous record store in town, Disco Club), then played at the international Bluegrass Festival in Willisau, Switzerland, and at the Strakonice Bluegrass Jamboree in the Czech Republic.

The band has also started working on its Bluegrass Party #4 which will take place at the beautiful Modena Theatre in Genoa (Genova) on 16 November 2012, with special guest legendary bluegrass singer/ songwriter Peter Rowan as part of a short tour where it will present the whole new CD RED.

Here is the schedule of the Peter Rowan + Red Wine fall tour 2012:

Nov. 15th Maison Musique, Turin (Torino), IT
Nov. 16th Red Wine Bluegrass Party #4, Teatro Modena, Genoa (Genova), IT
Nov. 17th (tentative) La Roche-sur-Foron, FR
Nov. 18th Teatro Amigdala, Trezzo D'Adda, IT

On 2 August Ronnie Bowman and the Committee (USA) will play a small, intimate, and fully acoustic house concert in a nice old villa nested in the the beautiful mountains surroundings of Genoa (Genova). For informations and registrations, e-mail me.

If you want to enrol for the 7th Urbino (IT) MinierAcustica Music Camp, now you can do it! This year the first week, from 19 to 25 August 2012, will be dedicated to coaching and group music moderated by Thierry Crommen on harmonica, Stéphane Wertz on guitar, and André Vandomber on rhythm guitar. The second week, from 26 August through 1 September 2012, will be focused on folk music and bluegrass with exceptional guests from the USA and Ireland. For the first time in Italy, the legendary American guitarist Russ Barenberg will teach the guitar class. Martino Coppo will teach the mandolin. The Irish accordionist David Munnelly will give the first workshop diatonic accordion class. For more information, please visit MinierAcustica.