European Bluegrass Personality of the Year award for Niall Toner
Niall Toner is delighted to be the recipient of the first ever European Bluegrass Personality of the Year award from the European Bluegrass Music Association, and sends his thanks to all who have supported him in the media.
The award is in recognition of Niall's achievements during 2012, including being signed to a major US bluegrass record label and making an outstanding impact on the US scene with the success of his recent Pinecastle album Onwards & upwards. More details of the EBMA Bluegrass Pioneers and Personalities awards project can be seen on the European Bluegrass Blog.
Onwards & upwards, which comprises ten original songs and an original instrumental, including tribute songs to Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs, can be sampled on AirPlay Direct. Anyone needing a hard-copy CD for air play or review should approach Niall directly.