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 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
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!
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:
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!
From 22. to 25 of July I had the opportunity to perform, record and teach in Barcelona, Spain with banjo player Lluís Gómez and his Barcelona Bluegrass Band (Maribel Rivero on bass and Miguel Moreno on guitar). We played several dates in Barcelona and surrounding, recorded on Lluís upcoming banjo CD had a great time and lots of joy. Thank you Lluís and guys, you are great!
I’ll be teaching Dobro at interesting workshop organized by Ondra Kozak’s ATA Music. The workshop combines a passion for bluegrass music with wellness in beautiful enviroment in northern part of Slovakia. The dates: July 17th – 21th, 2016 Place: Hotel Marlene, Oščadnica, Slovakia I’m proud to teach at the workshop with two great Czech musicians – Ondra Kozak (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass) and Petr Vosta (banjo) See full description of the musical part, welness part and all details and apply for the workshop on Ondra’s web site here
Looking forward to see you there, it’ll be fun!
I’ll be playing few concerts with my friend banjoist Lluis Gomez and his Barcelona Bluegrass Band this July in Barcelona, Spain. Check out the Calendar page for exact days. Part of my stay in Barcelona will be a Dobro workshop in L’Astrolabi Gràcia, Barcelona. Send me an email if you are in the area and interested in.