“Melody Roads” a new release by the Slovak bluegrass/new acoustic band Heartbeats is out. I played Dobro on several track. Feel free to listen to previews of the songs on CDBaby by clicking on the picture below. You will be redirected to CDBaby’s profile of the album. Album consist of 11 songs plus 2 instrumentals, originals and few covers as well. I hope you’ll like it.
As for now, there are several workshops confirmed for 2018. First one is Barcelona Bluegrass Camp which will be held on March 2.-3. in Barcelona, Catalonia. More infos in previous post or their website here. Second workshop is traditionally Musique Acoustique in Virton, Belgium. The date is: April 2.-7. and more informations might be found here. The last, so far set up workshop is a unique one organized by my fellow guitarist Ondra Kozak in beautiful Slovak moutains and called Bluegrass and Wellness Workshop. The date is July 15.-19. More informations are on Ondra’s web site here. I would love to see you and resonate at some of these events! Stay tuned for updates, some other workshops might happen during the year as well as my personal Resoland workshops will be announced as the dates will be set-up.
Barcelona Bluegrass Camp 2018 will be held on March 3rd. I’ll be teaching Dobro at Barcelona Bluegrass Camp along with my fellow spanish and international lectors. This year also with teachers concert a day before on March 2nd. Find more informations about the event, location and the teachers at: barcelona bluegrass camp Come to see us and spend your time full of music in beautiful Barcelona!
It was my pleasure to play several unplugged concerts with my old pal and amazing singer Allan Mikusek around Slovakia this winter. Allan also recorded soundtracks for my 13th Resoland Workshop dealing with backups and playing behind the singer. (13.Resoland Workshop) He also contributed on both dates of the workshop by performing with me for the students. Thank you very much, buddy! Here is a video of Allan’s original as we informaly performed for the students at the workshop:
After a succesful first edition of my 13. Resoland Workshop – “Backups and how to play behind the singer”, I decided to organize the second one which will be held on November 10.-12. at the same place. At the first one we’ve invited some new members to our Resoland family, had one birthday celebration and a lots of fun. Thanks to all students and Slovak country music star Allan Mikušek!
I’m looking forward to accompany spanish mouth harp wizard Joan Pau Cumellas at Hohner World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen, Germany. More infos: Hohner World Festival 2017 We’ll be a part of “Bluegrass to Soul and Roots to Rock’n’roll” evening. Our performance will start on Friday, November 3rd at 8:15 pm.
The 13th Resoland Workshop and the first one in this year is scheduled on October 20.-22. This time we’ll be dealing with the technical and philosophical aspects of playing the backups on the Dobro, with strong focusing on how to accompany the singer and play behind the vocals. The workshop is held traditionally at our cabin in The Little Carpathians nearby Bratislava, SK. Tha part of the workshop will be my performance with Slovak country music star Allan Mikušek!
A few spots for Dobro and banjo classes are still available for first date ( 16.-20. 7.) of Bluegrass and Wellness Workshop 2017 in beautiful enviroment of northern Slovakia. A second date of the workshop is 17.-20.8 is with different lectors. Infos on the links below.
I’ll be teaching on first date (16.-20.7)Informations about workshop are in english here: Bluegrass and Wellness Workshop informations in czech are here: Bluegrass a Wellness dielňa Come to join us with along with your family members for this unique experience!