|Cover of the new CD|
American music from the beginning of the 20th century is for the first time ever being performed and recorded in Lithuania by an unexpectedly born old time acoustic American country music project „VYDRAGA +" (lead by Algirdas Klova). This project is formed by all five members of the instrumental folk band „Vydraga" and representatives of three other genres: singer Aurelija Venskutė, banjo player Alius Sirgėtas and guitar player Augustinas Jankevičius. At the very end of this album you will find two songs (tracks 14 and 15) recorded with singer Miglė Kepežėniene.
For some of you the participation of „Vydraga" in the promotion of country music might seem unexpected. However, if you take a look at the history of this band everything seems natural and consistent. This band not only perfectly performs Lithuanian folk music, they also play folk music of other countries, participate in world music projects with folk performers from all over the world, and jazz musicians. Gradually, getting to know other genres of music better and better, a wish to look further ahead appears natural.