Sunday, 5 August 2012

Cross-Atlantic traffic, 2012-13

The latest e-newsletter from the US agency Mountain Music Entertainment announces that Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

will be heading to Europe in May of 2013. This will be the first time this band configuration has traveled to Europe. They are extremely excited for the week-long opportunity to tour overseas.

The band have become standard-bearers for traditional bluegrass with the release of their third Rebel CD, The heart of a song, including the chart-topping song 'A far cry from Lester and Earl'. Confirmed dates for their European tour include:

Sat. 18 May 14th Spring Bluegrass Festival Willisau, Switzerland
Sun. 19 May Bluegrass Deluxe, Basel, Switzerland
Mon. 20 May 32nd Big Bear Festival, Zuidlaren, the Netherlands

Thanks to Paolo Dettwiler for these dates.

The e-newsletter also gives further details on the US tours by Irish artists I Draw Slow and Niall Toner, scheduled for autumn 2012 in support of their upcoming Pinecastle Records releases (see the EBB for 11 July). Both acts will play a two-night stand (2-3 October) with the Lonesome River Band. Among their separate dates, Niall Toner will return on 20 Oct. to the Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series where he MCed last year, and I Draw Slow will perform (4-5 Oct.) at the Albino Skunk Festival in Greer, SC.

Further details will be announced soon on the full tour schedules for each artist. Read the MME e-newsletter here.