News From MountainGrass for 2017.
Award-winning and always crowd-pleasing multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Pete Denahy has brought his friends Montz Matsumoto (banjo, 2017 Tamworth Banjo Champion) and Hiroki Maeta (mandolin) to Mountaingrass before, and they blew everyone’s socks off. This year they are joined by Tomoyuki Murata on guitar, with local Aron Maclean on bass to form a band they are calling “Wide Island.”
The band name comes from a literal translation of Hiroshima, home town of both Pete’s mum and Hiroki. Wide Island will be releasing their first album, Going Home, an album of original songs penned by the band members and recorded in their various living rooms, at MountainGrass. These fast-picking, sweet singing gentlemen are guaranteed to add a truly international flair to the MountainGrass main-stage.
Tickets for MountainGrass are on sale through iWannaticket. Make sure you get your ABOTMA membership discount code before you buy your tickets.