The BIB editor reports:
Back from seeing the Nation & Blackwell Band, with Gary 'Biscuit' Davis on banjo, last night at the first show of their new tour - in 'Ireland's biggest little venue', the Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre at Naul, Co. Dublin. Strong vocals from Southerners (including an alumnus of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys), great classic and original material, award-winning instrumental work, lots of fun, and an outstanding 'shake-and-howdy' after the show.
My wife Carol, who has very exacting standards, says she has waited five years to hear this sound. They're in this country for the best part of two weeks; all dates are on the BIB calendar.