Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Bluegrass autumn in the Czech Republic

Petr Brandejs reports:

Summer was full of festivals (as you can see on the European BG festival map) including the 40th Banjo Jamboree in Čáslav, organised by the CzBMA, starring Eddie & Martha Adcock featuring Tom Gray and the Canadian band Oh My Darling.

Luthier Rosťa Čapek with Iva Louková are busy working on the upcoming events: Blue Highway concert in Prague on 29 October; and on 4 December Bluegrass Jamboree with Audie Blay­lock & Red­li­ne, Be­ar­foot, Caleb Klau­der & Reeb Will­ms.

They are also working on the European Bluegrass Summit which will take place on 15-17 March 2013 in Prague. More at the Čapek website. Special guests at the Summit will be Peter and Joan Wernick, whose Jam Camp will take place the following weekend in Prague, organised by the EBMA.

Banjo player Petr Brandejs will start the first European Wernick jam class in November in Novy Jičín, CZ. The details are being arranged.

Autumn brings two bluegrass workshops: Ralph Schut's and Petr Vošta's Dilna s prasetem in September and Petr Brandejs's and Jindra Hylmar's workshop in Malé Svatoňovice in October (already sold out).