Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Bluegrass Jamboree 2013 news

From the Music Contact agency:

Dear friends of Bluegrass/ Folk/ Americana,

The 5th Bluegrass Jamboree! - Festival of Bluegrass and Americana Music on tour presents 19 shows in 19 days in November and December:

THE FOGGY HOGTOWN BOYS Northern Bluegrass
THE CARPER FAMILY (USA) Western Swing
RED TAIL RING Neo-Traditional Folk Roots
+ Festival Finale Session

This package tour, with three acts plus a grand finale with everybody on stage, invented a new format in Europe. A large coach bus is chartered and tours 15 people with a strict daily travel routine to about every region in Germany, with a stop over in Prague (Praha), Czech Republic. A production and investment of enthusiastic bluegrass impressario Rainer Zellner (head of Music Contact agency in Germany) that is unheard of in Europe so far. Since its debut in 2009 it has raised the visibility of bluegrass and related roots-music styles in Germany, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic drastically.

The tour venues include theatres and high-profile art centres which are observed and covered very well by the art scene media. So far all editions have been presented and documented in length by high-profile radio stations, as well as print media. The Bluegrass Jamboree is well known and loved for opening doors to such great acts as the Steep Canyon Rangers, Michael Cleveland, Della Mae, the Deadly Gentlemen, or Audie Blaylock & Redline. Legendary Bear Family Records label is among the many supporters as well as the European Bluegrass Music Association and many others. The festival tour will be available to most countries in Europe beginning 2013 (November-December). Booking has started already.

Please check and promote the tour dates below in as many ways as possible.
A video preview can be seen here.

27.11.2013 77654 Offenburg Salmen 20:00
28.11.2013 72762 Reutlingen franz k 20:00
29.11.2013 63303 Dreieich Bürgerhaus Sprendlingen 20:00
30.11.2013 88212 Ravensburg Zehntscheuer 20:00
01.12.2013 81675 München Amerikahaus 20:00
02.12.2013 86199 Augsburg ParkTheater Göggingen 19:30
03.12.2013 84478 Waldkraiburg Haus der Kultur 20:00
04.12.2013 88471 Laupheim Schloss Großlaupheim 20:00
05.12.2013 44137 Dortmund Domicil 20:00
06.12.2013 28816 Stuhr Gutsscheune Varrel 20:00
07.12.2013 31134 Hildesheim Bischofsmühle 20:00
08.12.2013 01097 Dresden Dreikönigskirche 20:00
09.12.2013 CZ-Praha Hotel Pyramida 19:30
10.12.2013 34127 Kassel Schlachthof 20:00
11.12.2013 53121 Bonn Harmonie 19:30
12.12.2013 10961 Berlin Passionskirche Kreuzberg 20:00
13.12.2013 06295 Lutherstadt Eisleben Landesbühne 19:30
14.12.2013 95233 Helmbrechts Bürgersaal 20:00
15.12.2013 91154 Roth Kulturfabrik 20:00

Planning for 2014-15
THE TOY HEARTS (UK) January 2014
FOGHORN STRING BAND (USA) May 2014
DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER (USA) May 2015

More Music Contact information and contact details are on the EBB post of 1 Oct. 2013.