Kentucky Waltz – a tablature of a bluegrass classic was added to the shop. It is a song written by the father of bluegrass music – Mr. Bill Monroe. Although the former recording doesn’t have a Dobro break it’s an excellent vehicle for the Dobro playing. Here is my arrangement of this beautiful song in the key of D. It contains many forward and a few reverse slant positions, so pay attention to them and be patient. For more reference feel free to watch the video of me playing this song.
A new CD from the country-folk band Novy Rownak, where I play the dobro and lap steel is out. The CD contains exclusively original songs by our singer Viktor Pucek and it’s sung in the Czech language.
If you are interested in this type of music, or if you are just curious how it sounds, here is the link to the Novy Rownak website where you can hear the song samples.
If you like it and you want to own this music on your CD collection write me via contact sheet on this website. The CD is not available in digital distribution. The price is 12€ plus postage.
The first weekend of October, I’ll be teachin’ Dobro at Adiaha’s Bluegrass Camp in Aschau, Germany. If you want to find more information about the workshop or check out the interesting lineup of teachers there, here is the link: Adiaha’s Bluegrass Camp
Here is a video that I had the pleasure to be a part of. Put together by amazing Louvat brothers Steve a Jefferson from Belgium along with bassist Loes Van Schaik from the Netherlands and guitarist Ondra Kozak from the Czech Republic we recorded an online project, the tune of J.D.Crowe and The New South called Runaround. Enjoy it!
I have to say, I feel blessed to be a part of the Musique Acoustique family. What a generous act to organize fundraising for lectors-musicians, who lost the opportunities to perform their occupation during this corona crisis. Along with the students of the workshop, they gathered the money in fundraising and divided it among the teachers. This is not something that might be taken for granted and it makes me speechless. I am deeply touched by this act of humanity. What a pity we couldn’t celebrate together the 35th anniversary of the MA Workshop together this year and I hope we’ll do it in good health next year.
Stay safe and healthy everybody, looking forward to seeing you soon!
“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!