Here is SongFacts’s Leslie Michele Derrough nice and inspiring interview with great Jerry Douglas, who had just released his new album “What If”.
Read the whole article here
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:
informations in czech are here:
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
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.
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!