Friday, 17 January 2014

Bluegrass im Klosterhof 2014 - another roaring success

Thanks to Birgit and Dieter Stoll (Horse Mountain Acoustic Duo) for this news:

The 4th annual 'Bluegrass Im Klosterhof' mini-festival, held on the second Saturday in January, again turned out a great success. No posters were hung, no flyers were distributed, the festival wasn't even advertised online - and still, all 200 tickets were gone two weeks after sales started on 1 December. From 7.00 p.m. through 12.30 a.m., seven acts and the indispensable finale jam populated the stage in the historic seventeenth-century building in southwest Germany. 

The organisers held a poll asking attendees, among other things, if they thought five-and-a-half hours of acoustic music were a bit too much - and only 12% thought so (I guess most of them had standing tickets only - unfortunately we can't seat all of the 200 which is the maximum legal occupancy). So, next year it's going to be another long night - mark your calendars: 10 January 2015, 7.00 p.m. through whatever wee hour.

This year's line-up included Horse Mountain (local heroes and organisers of the whole event), Nashville Blue, Mr. Big Band, Four Potatoes, Songbird, and George Baehr & Baehrtracks. Also, Rudie Blazer had compiled a temporary project band with Rainer Zellner, Norbert Dengler, and Bernd M├╝ller.

Many thanks to all the talented artists and, most of all, to our loyal (and largely local!) audience base, see you next year!

Horse Mountain Acoustic Duo
Cell/whatsapp: +49-(0)151-50734155 (Dieter Stoll)