Wednesday, 5 June 2013

28th "Grunderinseli" Bluegrass Festival, 6th July in Thun, Switzerland

Thanks to Ernst Nydegger of the organising committee for this announcement:

The Bluegrass Festival, on 6th July on the "Grunderinseli" in Thun is located directly by the lakeside under beautiful trees.
The festival, which will be taking place already for the 28th time, has without any doubt become a tradition. The Aare Valley Country Club is happy to present once again a fresh and family-friendly festival with lots of good music, enriched with the beautiful view of the world famous mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the location offers a great atmosphere. The organising commitee and the team of volunteers are looking forward to offer you a festival with great bands and food. In case of rain and bad weather there is an alternative location in the sports hall "Lachenhalle". Admission is free. No picnic. Sale of food and beverage are an important part of any festival and it is especially important for this festival too, because it provides the primary source of income.

Randy Thompson (USA)
The region of Piemont in Virginia is the backdrop of musical diversity and interesting voices. Virginia based singer and songwriter Randy Thompson knows very well how to handle this heritage. You may call his music Americana or Country, Roots-Music or Americana-Rock, in the end it's simply Randy Thompson. It's the sound of an artist who is aware of his origin and where he stands in his life. It's the sound of the hills of Virginia. Randy picks out themes like war, freedom, love and fear. It is the beautiful and yet sad sound of the truth.
The Black Barons (CH)
The Black Barons were formed in 2007. Influenced by Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, the Barons enhance their music with a fresh, lively and authentic note. The question about how their musical idols would actually sound like, is answered with self composed country and rockabilly songs which combine modern lyrics with classic rhythms. The scope ranges from hot-blooded rockabilly beats over sensitive ballads up to classic country and folk. Acoustical interpretations show some more facets of this kind of music.

Red Wine (IT)
Active since 1978, Red Wine is one of the leading bluegrass bands in Europe. They play the style of traditional and contemporary bluegrass und country music. Red Wine plays all over Europe (Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands Czech Republic and Austria) at most important international festivals and events. Since 1995, they have performed on big European and American stages, together with well known US-Artists. They have had performances on TV and radio shows and have brought out four albums.

Sunny Mountain Grass (CH)

The Sunny Mountain Grass Band plays from traditional bluegrass to new acoustic music and self made compositions. They are well established in Europe, showing a strong presence on stage. Presently, they are working on their third album. A real Swiss band!

Aare Valley Country Club, Switzerland