Thursday, 23 August 2012

Covered Grass - L.A. bound?

Thanks to Brian McNeal of the Prescription Bluegrass Blog for news of a major development affecting the plans of Covered Grass (D), who will be playing an official showcase at IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2012 (24-30 Sept.) in Nashville, TN.

Covered Grass recently released on YouTube a new video written and performed by themselves: 'Goodnight, John Boy', a bluegrass tribute to the famous 'The Waltons' TV series from the early 1970s. The Prescription Bluegrass Blog reports that the video

reached various Walton forums and fans and finally actually ended up being viewed and enthusiastically received by the original actors in the series! Soon after the actresses Mary McDonough (Erin Walton), Kami Cotler (Elizabeth Walton) and Judy Norton (Mary-Ellen Walton) saw the video and placed links onto their Homepages, the Covered Grass fan base began to grow.

And it gets even better! On September 29th, in the Wilshire Ebel Theater in Los Angeles, a giant reunion party celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Waltons will take place. And the band has been invited to surprise the assembled actors of the beloved series with their song!


However, though the band will be in the USA, all their funds had already been committed to getting to World of Bluegrass. They are therefore launching an appeal on Startnext for funds to cover flights from Nashville to Los Angeles for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A new video on Startnext, narrated by the band's mandolinist and lead singer Corina Aurin (in German, with English subtitles), explains the appeal.

Covered Grass can be reached through their website and on Facebook.

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