resoland

Resoland Workshop no.13 – “Backups and how to play behind the singer”

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!

Bluegrass and Wellness Workshop 2017

logo-BGWellness_smallA 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!

 

Lluís Gómez recording session video

Here is a video from recording session of Lluis Gomez’s upcoming CD.

Foggy Mountain Banjo Medley (Traditional/Arr.Lluís Gómez)
A tribute to Earl Scruggs and the Flatt & Scruggs album Foggy Mountain Banjo.

Lluís Gómez-5-string banjo
Henrich Novák-dobro
Joan Pau Cumellas-harmonica
Josep Traver-guitar and vocals
Maribel Rivero-Double bass

July 24th, 2016. Filmed by Quim Lamarca. Recorded at JK Music Studios.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Jordi “Kako” Vericat.

resoland no. 12

Resoland Workshop no.12 – “Blues on the Dobro” part. 1

Resoland Workshop no.12 is here. Entitled “Blues on Dobro” part.1. this is the first time to discuss this topic at Resoland workshop.

Long notes, slide techniques and almost vocal-like quality of the resonator guitar makes it no.1 candidate to play the blues. Besides, blues is undoubtedly a part of bluegrass, country and jazz, so aspiring Dobro player should without discussion know it.

On this first part we’ll be dealing with form, feeling and structure of the simple blues, dominant7 chords, minor pentatonic and blues scales and also learn couple of blues songs.

The date of the workshop is November 18-20.2016

Note: due to full first date of the workshop I added a second date – November 25.-27.2016

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Cornish Bluegrass Festival, Newquay, UK with Barcelona Bluegrass Band

3rd week of September I was pleased to perform with Lluís Gómez and his Barcelona Bluegrass Band at Cornish Blue Grass Festival at Newquay’s Hendra Holiday Park, Cornwall, UK. Thank you Lluís for inviting me!
We had really great time over there, enjoyed the festival and the park meeting new friends and old ones too.
Great event!

Festival Lodenica 2016 – Tribute to John Dopyera

I was performing as a part of Tribute to John Dopyera at Lodenica Festival, Slovakia (25.-28.July 2016) with excellent Slovak guitar player, singer and multiinstrumentalist Peter Luha (www.peterluha.com).

The tribute was held on the 90th anniversary of the first patent of resophonic guitar invented by John Dopyera.

The other player of the Tribute were Peter “Bonzo” Radvany and Lubos Bena, Julian Socha and Peter Szabados with his band.

Here is our rendition of old Jerry Douglas tune:

 

WestWend European Tour 2016

In July I spent great two weeks touring Europe with Jonathah Maness and his wife Wendy Crowe Maness  (WestWend) and few of my old music pals – Richard Cifersky, Anton Naroda, Juraj Chalabala and Michal Barok.

The tour included France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungaria and Switzerland and the wedding of my bandmate from Fragment Richard Cifersky.

It was an honor to play with this great musicians and I really enjoyed it!