Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Niall Toner joins Prescription Bluegrass

Brian McNeal of Prescription Bluegrass Media (USA) announces today that Irish singer, songwriter, bandleader, and broadcaster Niall Toner (left), recipient of the EBMA's European Bluegrass Personality of the Year 2012 award, is joining the Prescription Bluegrass CD review team, with the primary concern of reviewing CDs by bands and artists based in Europe. Niall's first review (for the premier Italian band Red Wine) has been published this week on the Prescription Bluegrass Blog CD review page.

Brian adds that he has long recognised the need for better coverage of the European bluegrass community:

When we were ready to branch out and begin serving the European bluegrass fans and musicians, I couldn't think of anyone other than Niall Toner to do the job. I have the utmost respect for him and couldn't be more thrilled that he agreed to join us. Being a songwriter, performing and recording musician, and radio announcer makes him triple-qualified to critique others' work.

European bluegrass artists, bands, and their management should send recently released CDs for review consideration directly to Niall at the following address:

Niall Toner
Presenter, Roots Freeway
RTE Radio One
Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Read the full Prescription Bluegrass press release here. See also the European Bluegrass Blog for 27 May 2013.