Friday, 21 December 2012

4th Bluegrass Jamboree! a great success

Thanks to Rainer Zellner of the Music Contact agency for a report on the success of his 4th Bluegrass Jamboree! - Festival of Bluegrass and Americana Music, which concluded last Sunday (16 December) after eighteen shows in twenty days all over Germany, including a trip to Prague. Rainer, who has high praise for all members of the tour team as well as the performing artists, writes:

We had a great time, an amazing line-up, and extremely enthusiastic crowds... I notice a continuing growth in audience and interest of media in the project. As the 'bluegrass scene' is way too small to keep this concept alive, I am very happy that we do find and build true music-loving audiences that enjoy good live music of highest level without being limited to one style. There was a huge amount of media coverage before and after the tour.

The two most important German cultural radio stations (WDR and DRadio Kultur) recorded performances and interviews and will each do broadcasts of sixty to ninety minutes in January. Check the Jamboree! website and Facebook pages, where tour-video and photos will be posted.

The 5th edition of the Bluegrass Jamboree! - Festival of Bluegrass and Americana Music will be hitting the road a year from now. Meanwhile, Rainer's full report will appear in the EBMA's own quarterly official magazine, Bluegrass Europe, the next issue of which will appear very soon.