Friday, 9 August 2013

5th Bluegrass Festival Birkenried (Germany)

Thanks to Friedrich Hog, vice president of Country & Western Friends Kötz 1982 e.V. and chairman of the German Bluegrass Music Association for this nice announcement:

Strictly Bluegrass (D)
Country & Western Friends Kötz 1982 eV association in southern Germany are proud to present their 5th Bluegrass Festival of Friday, 6 through Sunday, 8 September, in the culture greenhouse Birkenried in 89423 Gundelfingen-Birkenried, Germany.
After the four previous successful Bluegrass meetings at the same location the Country & Western Friends Kötz again have  invited popular artists for this year, promising a nice event featuring six bands over three days, therefore the event rather deserves the name "Bluegrass Festival". The "Bluegrass greenhouse" is located along the B-16 between Gunzburg and Gundelfingen, at the five-headed giraffe "Monika".

Horse Mountain (D)
On Friday from 7:30 pm, Horse Mountain from Kusterdingen and The Mr. Big Band from Tübingen will open the festival. The acoustic duo Horse Mountain is named after the Swabian Ross- (= horse) berg (= mountain). With guitar, banjo and bass Birgit and Dieter Stoll take their audience on a journey through the Bluegrass, folk and early country music. The Mr. Big Band built around Dobro Player Martin Gross stands for acoustic Americana music. Besides Bluegrass, folk, swing, country, blues, pop and rock are found in this vibrant mix of music, played on acoustic instruments such as guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin, fiddle and bass.

Four Potatoes (D)
On Saturday, 7 September there's an open stage from 15 o'clock and other goodies, such as the popular Bluegrass Cafe, a flea market with CD's, LP's, singles, DVD's and books can be offered or bought. The German Bluegrass Music Association eV will present itself, and the official programme will start at 6pm with Strictly Bluegrass from Munich, the Dapper Dan Men from Karlsruhe / Ettlingen and Rüdiger Helbig & Huckleberry Five, also from Munich.
The Bluegrass Gospel Morning on Sunday starts at 10:30 am,
Mandy Strobel (D)
when deacon Peter Trapp from Kötz will hold a Morning Mass musically surrounded by Mandy Strobel from Ulm. The Dapper Dan Men will play at the traditional "Frühschoppen" beginning at 11:30 am and from 2 pm some more guests, Four Potatoes from Tübingen will close the show.

Friedrich Hog
Vizepräsident Country & Western Friends Kötz 1982 e.V.

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