“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.
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!
On March 4th I’ll be teaching Dobro at Barcelona Bluegrass Camp along with my fellow spanish and international lectors. Find more informations about the event at: barcelona bluegrass camp Come to see us and spend beautiful day full of music in beautiful Barcelona!
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.
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!