Tuesday, 30 July 2013

New CD from the Down and Out Bluegrass Band

From the Down and Out Bluegrass Band, based in the Belfast area of Northern Ireland:

We are very happy and proud to announce that our first album, Lowering the tone, is finally ready! It was recorded over a couple of days in Newtownabbey earlier this year and is a mix of our own material alongside some classic bluegrass. You'll be able to get it at any of our upcoming gigs, and we'll post details of where you can order it online shortly. We're excited for everyone to hear it and hope you enjoy it.

The Down and Outs, probably the hardest-working bluegrass band in Ireland at present, are beginning to make their mark outside the island as well. Their many fans and friends heard recently with great regret that Howard Walker (banjo) had suffered a bad injury to his right wrist. It is hoped that he will be fit for their scheduled appearance at the 22nd Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival in Omagh (31 Aug.-2 Sept.). Meanwhile, the Down and Outs are grateful to have Tony Curran of Templepatrick lending his talents on banjo.