Barry and Holly Tashian will be the international guest artists at the 2009 Redland’s Bluegrass Convention.
Singing duo, The Tashians are also songwriters and touring musicians who have known each other since their high school days in Westport, CT. During the 1970’s they began performing together with their country band The Outskirts and have continued to perform and record together for the past thirty years.
Since 1989 The Tashians have recorded 7 albums which have all been produced by Jim Rooney. Their latest album, Harmony was nominated for Bluegrass Album of the Year by the Nashville Music Awards in 1998
As songwriters, Barry and Holly have written songs for Kenny Rogers, Solomon Burke, Ty England, Daniel O’Donnell, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Roland White, Kate Brislin and Jody Stecher, and many others. They offer song-writing workshops, as well as harmony singing workshops wherever they perform.
Other acts confirmed for Redlands Festival Program are Gary Brown, Tom Cat and the Bluegrass Kittens and the Redlands Bluegrass Boys.