Thursday, 27 March 2014

Corn Potato String Band in Europe, May-July 2014

The Corn Potato String Band: (l-r) Aaron Jonah Lewis, Lindsay McCaw, Ben Belcher

Thanks to the FOAOTMAD weekly news blog for the news that the Corn Potato String Band (USA) will be on tour in Europe from 23 May to 5 July. After ten shows in England, Wales, and Scotland, they will cross to Ireland for ten further dates beginning with the Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival in Co. Mayo and including the Open House Festival in Belfast. They will conclude the tour in Sweden, at the Vinterviken Bluegrass Festival (3 July) and the Torsåker Bluegrass Festival (5 July).

All members of the band are multi-instrumentalists with distinguished careers on the old-time scene. More details, together with full tour dates and tracks of their music, are on their website.

Also visiting Europe in this spring are Cahalen Morrison and Eli West. They took part in Rainer Zellner's Bluegrass Jamboree! in 2011, along with the Deadly Gentlemen, who were on the International Bühl Bluegrass Festival last year, and Della Mae, who will be on this year's Bühl festival.

Cahalen Morrison and Eli West will be in Britain and Ireland from 30 Apr. to 17 May. Tracks from their new CD, I'll swing my hammer with both my hands, together with YouTube videos, and more of their music can be heard on their website.