The Spring 2009 edition of British Bluegrass News is nearing completion.
The cover story is devoted to the Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys from the west country. Additionally, there are feature stories about the home counties band Papa Truck, The Midnight Ramblers and Laurie Lewis, the last two of whom are scheduled to do separate tours of the UK.
The guest contribution is from Greg Cahill, who with his band Special Consensus, has just finished a tour of the UK and Ireland.
Other interesting items are Rick Townend’s tribute to Bill Clifton; a feature on May Is Worldwide Bluegrass Music Month; the choice of Favourites from the Carrivick Twins, Charlotte and Laura; and The Story Behind The Song, about Carter Stanley’s The White Dove.
All this plus the usual What’s On, Tour details and 2009 Festival Dates, CD reviews and Area reports will be in this bumper edition of British Bluegrass News.
British Bluegrass News is published by the British Bluegrass Music Association (BBMA).
Besides BBN, the most visible asset that the BBMA has is its www.britishbluegrass.co.uk/. This is being made more user friendly and kept up to date. Work on this task is in progress and is now expected to be completed by Easter.
BBMA was founded in November 1990 and currently there are about 300 members.
For further information about the BBMA and this Press Release email Richard F Thompson, or post to Press Relations, 14 Lime Grove, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, WS13 6ER. Phone 44 (0)1543 252683.
Those interested in joining the BBMA can do so by contacting email Trish Hockley.