Thursday, 18 April 2013

Bluegrass News from France

Thanks, Christopher, for sharing these news:

Bluegrass has been getting more exposure than ever on French national radio and TV as singing star Stéphane Sanseverino brings out his new album "Honky Tonk" and embarks on a major national "Bluegrass Tour" with established bluegrass musicians Christian Séguret and Jean-Marc Delon in the band. The tour started in March and will continue through the summer. It will be interesting to see what impact this will have on the popularity of Bluegrass music beyond the buzz around this album and tour!

Meanwhile the FBMA annual spring weekend is scheduled for June 14-16 in the lovely town of Vichy (in the centre of France). The FBMA is branding this as a European weekend and invites participants from neighbouring countries to join in what has traditional been a great jamfest. To emphasise the new European perspective, the Saturday concert will feature Sons of Navarone, Four Wheel Drive and Rough and Rocky Road.

Information about signing up for this weekend can be found on the FBMA website ( france-bluegrass.org ).
The line-ups for Craponne Country Rendez Vous and La Roche Bluegrass Festival are now decided and can be found on the respective festival websites.