Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Richard Cifersky (SK) back from USA & new project

Alison Brown, musician and founder of Compass Records said of Richard, "His truly remarkable and his solo banjo recordings have established him as one of the leading banjo players in the world."

Richard has recently returned from the USA and, in his own words, this is what he has written about it that trip:

"I had a great tour in the US teaching, recording, and performing. I was one of the teachers at Steve Gulley & Dale Ann Bradley - Arts In The Gap/Acoustic Music Week on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. I also taught a banjo workshop at the world famous ROMP festival in Owensboro, KY. I also played some great music with Velvet Blue and WestWend. The most exciting thing for me was recording the first promo single for my upcoming CD with amazing players like Kenny Smith - Guitar, Brandon Godman - Fiddle, Alan Bibey - Mandolin, and Marshall Wilborn - Bass. More information about that song will be on my website soon."

Pictures of Richard's travel can be found on his Facebook page.

After his travels, Richard has announced the newly formed RC PROJECT:
"This is a brand new band which plays my original music with new arrangements. We want to introduce banjo music to a new audience and show them that the banjo can move them in ways they didn’t realize before. The band includes: Richard Ciferský on the banjo and guitar, Oldo Petráš - drums, Dano Axmann - mandolin and harmonica, and Andrej Jeriga - bass."

For news of the RC Project and other endeavours, visit Richard's website.