Friday, 11 October 2013

Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters in Europe, May-June 2014

Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters (USA) are preparing a tour on this side of the Atlantic for early summer 2014, arriving in Europe on 22 May and returning home on 10 June. The band (shown above; photo by Mary Hills) are well described in their online press kit:

The powerhouse duo of Amy Gallatin and renowned resophonic guitarist Roger Williams joined forces a few years ago to explore their mutual love of country standards, served up with an acoustic treatment in the bluegrass vein. The result is a toe-tapping blend of heartfelt vocals, soaring harmonies, and red-hot picking, traditional yet modern and distinct.

Enhancing them are J.D. Williams (mandolin, vocals), Roger's son and a Berklee College of Music student, and Eric Levenson, doyen of New England bluegrass bass players and formerly with Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys and later with Boston City Limits. The band's music can be heard here, and many performance videos are on their website.

The tour schedule at present includes the European World of Bluegrass Festival at Voorthuizen, NL (29-31 May), Wadway, NL (4 June), Toogenblik, Brussels (6 June), and the Big Bear Festival, Zuidlaren, NL (9 June). Other dates are being considered, so if you can offer an appearance to this unique group, please contact Amy by e-mail.