Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Swiss bluegrass band The Country Pickers about to embark on a whirlwind tour...

The Swiss bluegrass band The Country Pickers, whose roots go back to the 1960s, are about to embark on a whirlwind tour to promote their latest recording project "CP Special", an instrumental composed by banjo picker Hermann Merath.

The Country Pickers consist of Robert Brunner (dbr, voc), Paolo "Colonel Pablo" Dettwiler (mand, voc), Hanspeter "Casey" Gasser (bass), Tom Lochbrunner (git, autoharp, voc) and Hermann Merath (bjo, voc). They re-formed the well-known Swiss group in 2010 after a hiatus of 15 years.

"CP Special" is made up of nine newly recorded tunes showcasing the band's current sound and ten additional songs portraying the musical roots of the five band members. The CD is available by writing an email to

The "CP Special Tour" includes the follwing performances for the upcoming weekend:
  • Friday, 22 November 2013, Dorfstübli, D-79689 Maulburg, Germany, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 23 November 2013, 4th SwissGrass Night (also featuring Blue Sky and Wäfler Brothers), Jufa, CH-4052 Basel, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, 24 November 2013, dolder2 KultUhrBeiz, CH-8245 Feuerthalen, 7.30 p.m.

More show dates have been confirmed for 2014. Check out The Country Pickers on the web, Facebook or on YouTube.