13 September 2016

8th Bluegrass Jamboree! hits the Autobahns in Nov.-Dec. 2016

The BIB has mentioned in previous years our good friend Rainer Zellner, his Music Contact agency in Tübingen, Germany, and his annual Bluegrass Jamboree! - the 'travelling bluegrass festival' concept which he has firmly established in the European bluegrass calendar since it began in 2009.

The Jamboree's successful format consists in bringing three acts in bluegrass, old-time, and closely related acoustic music to a score or more of select venues throughout central Europe. This year the lineup comprises the Honey Dewdrops from Virginia, the Goodbye Girls from Boston, and - for lovers of hardcore traditional bluegrass - the Truffle Valley Boys from Italy. You can see a seven-minute video preview of the artists.

The Jamboree 2016 plays its first show on 16 Nov. in Hohenems, Austria; the tour will include twenty-one shows in Germany, one in Uitikon (CH), and one in Utrecht (NL). A complete schedule can be seen here. So if you're thinking of visiting a Christmas market on the Continent, why not pick a location where the Jamboree will be playing?

While Rainer is a very capable bluegrass mandolinist himself, his agency handles a wide range of 'Roots and World Music & Diverse Thrills'. The forthcoming diverse thrills include a thirteen-show tour (4-18 Nov.) by We Banjo 3.

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