Friday, 31 January 2014
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Wednesday 5 February, 21:30 - Comò Bistrot, Viale Gottardo 95, Rome
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Wednesday, 29 January 2014
The last six months we've been working really hard with new material for our upcoming album. We feel really good about what we've done so far and we really can't wait to record it. Compared to our previous albums we want to do things a bit different this time, and one aspect of that is to record in Nashville.
Why Nashville? For us, there's bunch of reasons... mainly it's the talent in that city, like the engineer and producer Erick Jaskowiak who we've decided to work with. But it's also the great atmosphere and the ability to go somewhere else and record for two weeks straight, instead of recording one weekend here and there as we've done in the past, which usually isn't optimal when making a record.
Other than that, we have also decided to bring a cameraman, David Elfgren. We want to be able to share the moments of making the album with all of you.
We're really stoked about this project, we hope you'll like it, and we hope to see you down the road!
You can see a video about the project on YouTube, showing G2 in pre-production talks with Erick Jaskowiak two weeks ago. You can also see it and support the project by visiting the Indiegogo website and making a donation!
Keep in touch with G2 on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. For booking:
MTA Production AB
Phone +46-76 340 66 44
Update 3 Feb. 2014: John Lawless published today this Bluegrass Today feature on the new album.
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
|The Country Ramblers (CH) ¦ 4th July 2013 ¦ Photo: Lilly Pavlak|
2014 European Bluegrass Pioneers:
THE COUNTRY RAMBLERS (Switzerland)
RUEDIGER HELBIG (Germany)
PETR KUKLIK and JAN HONZA MACAK (Czech Republic)
European Bluegrass Personality 2013:
ROSTA CAPEK (Czech Republic)
The Award ceremony will take place during the late concert of the Lonesome River Band on Saturday 15th March 2014, 20:30hrs, as part of the 6th European Bluegrass Summit. Both summit and concert take place at the Hotel OREA Pyramida in Prague.
About EBMA's EBPPP
In 2012 the EBMA Board set up the European Bluegrass Pioneers and Personalities Project (EBPP) to recognise and acknowledge the past and present most influential European musicians, promoters, journalists, DJs, luthiers, experts, and others who contributed, and still contribute, in a relevant and significant way to establish or popularise the bluegrass music genre in Europe, and to create a European bluegrass scene and community.
The EBPPP Selecting Committee
The EBMA Board formed a special Selecting Committee comprising Paolo Dettwiler, Eberhard Finke, Richard Hawkins, Lilly Pavlak, Christian Seguret, and Bruno Steffen, with Martino Coppo as non-voting chairman. The criteria for selecting European Bluegrass Pioneers & Personalities are:
- To be born in Europe or to have lived in European countries long enough to be considered European ‘naturalised citizens’;
- To be representative of the European bluegrass culture;
- To have inspired others to join the European bluegrass community;
- To have acted in harmony with the principles of the EBMA's mission statement;
- Pioneers: To have been among the first who had a significant impact on the popularisation of the bluegrass music genre in their own country or area in Europe, with special reference to their popularity and longevity in the bluegrass music community;
- Personalities: To have promoted or contributed to promote special projects or have reached special achievements during the last year.
To register for the 6th European Bluegrass Summit and/or the concert, please go to http://www.ebma.org/ebs or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the European Bluegrass Music Association: www.ebma.org
EBMA: Working together to support Bluegrass Music across borders.
Congrats to Pierre Bastide (Paris, France) aka ResoMan, who has picked the dobro for many years and plays withThe Bluegrass Compagnie, The Paris Bluegrass Band, and other bands. He also enjoys playing swing, blues, country and most forms of modern music. He has led several resonator guitar workshops in Europe and coordinates The La Roche Bluegrass Workshop. Pierre is a regular at the famed Walnut Valley Festival in Kansas, where he earned the title of Unofficial Reso Champion 2006. In a news article about WVF campground jams he was mentioned as the "French dobro player that sounded like a Nashville sessions player."
"Pierre Bastide is as dedicated as they come, a strong and sympathetic workshop organiser/teacher and a supportive jam leader with a thoughtful and passionate attitude. His sensitivity when it comes to working with those who are just starting out is second to none."
"Pierre's passion for jamming makes him a good teacher for this. He is patient in the way he demonstrates how a jam works, and what my part is. He also transfers some of this passion onto the students. Makes them want to jam and shine."
"He is very supportive and encouraging. Pierre knows how to take the time to make sure we understand."
"In a slow jam with different instruments, he welcomes beginners and makes sure the more advanced players will not speed up too soon and take over. He will go through a step by step explanation of what makes a slow jam work and be fun."
"I just spent the weekend in Czech Republic, participating in the launch of the new bluegrass fusion CD by the Malina Brothers band. It can be said that the great Pete Seeger, who died Monday, launched the entire Czech bluegrass scene with his performances in the then communist Czechoslovakia in 1964. For the first time, people saw a five-string banjo being played, after hearing it on American Forces radio broadcasts. The first Czech five-strings were made from photos of Pete's. The concert was arranged in Prague by Pete's longtime friend Gene Deitch, who recorded the concert and issued it as an album, which has now been posted online."
LIVE recordings Pete Seeger ABC Theater Prague 1964
LIVE at ABC Theater
01. “T” for “TEXAS”
02. Kai Yo Wah Ji NEh
03. Amazin’ Grace
04. The Devil & the Farmer
05. Banjo Breakdown
06. Mr. Tom Hughes Town
07. Irene, Goodnight
08. Rock Island Line
09. Bourgeois Blues
10. Dark As a Dungeon
11. So Long
12. Talking Columbia
13. Lord God, Pittsburg
14. Why, Oh Why
16. Michael Row the Boat Ashore
18. Cumberland Mountain Bear Chase
19. Tzena Tzena
20. Down by the Riverside
21. Where Have All the Flowers Gone
22. Living In the Country
23. Pete Seeger’s Comments 2/2001
|Photo by Anthony Pepitone (source: Wikipedia.org)|
The sad news is in all the papers all over the world, in all languages. This really is the end of an era.
From The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/28/pete-seeger-dies-aged-94
GRAMMY's 2014: Musician Pete Seeger was listed as a candidate for Best Spoken song for his album, "The Storm King," an audio book of stories, narratives and poems put to music.
Woody Guthry Prize: Pete Seeger was going to accept the "inaugural Woody Guthrie Prize" on Sat., Feb. 22, 2014. A prize that is to be given annually to the artist who best exemplifies the spirit and life's work of Woody Guthrie by speaking for the less fortunate through music, film, literature, dance or other art forms and serving as a positive force for social change in America. Pete Seeger would have been the first receipient ever. http://woodyguthriecenter.org/blog/2014/01/09/woody-guthrie-prize/.
More information on Pete Seeger: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Seeger
Fri. 31 Jan. 4 Wheel Drive (NL/D/B), Bovenzaal Brasserie De Valk, Grote Markt 27, 2500 Lier, 20:30; info www.ripspique.be, e-mail
Sat. 8 Feb. Gary Leddington, Het Been, Belpairestraat 28, 2600 Antwerp
Sat. 15 Feb. The Sons of Navarone, OC Aalbeke, Aalbekeplaats, 8511 Aalbeke, 20:00; 056 40 18 92
Sat. 15 Mar. The Sons of Navarone, GC De Lijsterbes, Lijsterbessenbomenlaan 6, 1950 Kraainem, 20:00
Fri. 4 Apr. The Sons of Navarone, Kaleidoscoop, Molenstraat 50, 2640 Mortsel, 20:00
Sat. 3 May The Sons of Navarone, Melsbroekse Weifeesten, 2014 Melsbroek
Thurs. 15 May Rawhide, CC Palethe Overpelt, Jeugdlaan 2, Overpelt, 20:00
Fri. 6 June Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters (USA), Toogenblik, Kortenbahstraat 11, 1130 Haren-Brussels, 21:00; info 022459365
Sat. 7-Sun. 8 June Banjo workshop by Steve Louvat, Hôtel 'Les Roses', 2 Quartier Latin, B-6890 Libin; info 061/65.65.26, e-mail
Fri. 27-Sat. 28 June Low Country Bluegrass Festival, Oelegem: Rawhide, the Tennessee Studs (NL), the Campfire Collaboration(NL), the Moonshine Brothers(S); more bands to be announced
Friday, 24 January 2014
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Monday, 20 January 2014
Anteflow Records, Inc
PO Box 58
Heiskell, TN 37754
Some of the outstanding instruments that have recently come into stock include a used Recording King RK R80 5-string banjo and a Stanford Big Bang baritone guitar. More information is on the NAG website.
Other workshops with Oliver Waitze include:
* a flat-picking / plectrum guitar workshop on 12 April (10:00-17:00); booking (€100) and information: +49 0202/94672730;
* the Toskana Med Music School, 30 Aug.-6 Sept. 2014; and
* the bluegrass / flat-picking workshop at Bluegrass Camp Munich in Aschau / Chiemgau, 10-13 Oct. 2014.
New Acoustic Gallery
Friday, 17 January 2014
Horse Mountain Acoustic Duo
Cell/whatsapp: +49-(0)151-50734155 (Dieter Stoll)
Saturday, 11 January 2014
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
Switzerland's Mala & FyrMoon have almost finished with recording their first band album. Mala says "it was an interesting, long and exciting process, with lots of learning and laughter!"
The album will be out spring/early summertime.
Don't forget we now accepting online applications for the 2014 World of Bluegrass showcases at http://ibma.populr.me/bluegrassramble through an easy process. We can still take submissions by snail mail if necessary. Please call the IBMA office for more information on submitting hard copy applications.
Thanks and we hope you enjoy the compilation,
Convention & Membership Services Director
Office: 615-256-3222 – 608 W. Iris Drive, Nashville TN 37204
Dear bluegrass bands and bluegrass event producers in Europe,
Happy New Year to you!
We're again working hard at the upcoming issue of our printed magazine and would appreciate you sending in your dates for inclusion in the calendar.
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Monday, 6 January 2014
Lilly also reports:
Lilly of the West will have a special concert on St. Valentine's Day (14. 02.2014) at Studio 5 club in Sofia. The band will present their new single and video "Valentine Moon". The show may feature also Yiannis Gougourelas, top acoustic guitar player from Greece.
Lilly of the West
To give you an impression, here's a short report by Petr of his recent workshop in the Czech Republic:
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Saturday, 4 January 2014
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