European World of Bluegrass 2003

Dear Friends,

Here below the announcement of the upcoming EWOB 2003 CD, including a list of the selected bands and tracks. The CDs will be ready on September 10, and will be available to the all the bands that have performed at the EWOB 2003. The price is 7.00 Euro incl. VAT, and excl. shipping costs, and can be ordered via Rienk Janssen or me.

The CD will also be presented at the IBMA convention in Louisville, Kentucky, during the first week of October.

In the meantime we are very proud to announce that the EWOB 2003 Convention in Voorthuizen has been nominated for the IBMA event-of-the-year-2003 award, along with the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in New York (State), and Wintergrass Festival in Washington (State). Both are very big and impressive festivals, and we all can be proud to be there, listed in the same category. On behalf of the EWOB team we surely like to thank you all for getting the EWOB 2003 nominated!!

Strictly Country Records
European World Of Bluegrass 2003
Cat. No.: SCR-A17

Release date: October 2003

Barcode: 7 42451 85172 4

45 bands from the far corners of the globe came to showcase on May 29, 30, and 31, at the 6th annual European World of Bluegrass festival, held as always in Voorthuizen, Holland. For three colorful days and nights, banjos, mandolins, guitars, dobros, fiddles, and basses were everywhere, blazing like tulips all over this tiny Dutch town, in and around the festival site, in the marketplace, in front of stores and restaurants. The EWOB festival is the apex of 30 days of bluegrass music events across Europe, a fantastic celebration of International Bluegrass Month, organized by the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA), with support from IBMA.

01. BIG SPIKE HAMMER Monogram Czech Republic
02. YOU RUN AWAY Liz Meyer with Nugget USA / Austria
03. DANCING QUEEN Sons of Navarone Belgium
04. JUST A TOWN Chris Jones & The Czech Drivers USA / Czech Republic
05. HEALING KIND 29 Strings Slovakia
06. RAZ TI POVIEM Union City Grass Slovakia
07. SOPHRONIE Blackjack Czech Republic
08. TAKE THIS HAMMER Groundspeed Germany
09. LEE HIGHWAY Buddy and Tina Wright Band USA
10. STOP ME Nugget Austria
11. READY FOR THE TIMES New Lowland Netherlands
12. SUNDOWN AND SORROW Petr Brandejs Band Czech Republic
13. TALK ABOUT SUFFERING Mideando String Quartet Italy
14. COW COW BOOGIE Amy Gallatin & The Hot Flashes USA
15. ‘NEATH THE A COLD GRAY TOMB OF STONE Bluegrass Cwrkot Czech Republic
16. BLUES MAN Roll’s Boys Czech Republic
17. BLUE YODEL Zbynek Bures & The Czech Drivers Czech Republic
18. IK HOL NOG MEER VAN DIE Stroatklinkers Netherlands
19. ON THE SEA OF LIFE Rawhide Belgium
20. LORD, WAON’T YOU HELP ME Lonesome Mountaineers Sweden
21. IN THE DARKEST Hour John Reischman & The Jaybirds USA
22. H MINOR Tomas Pesko Band Slovakia

Award Winning bands:
#1 - Nugget Austria
#2 - Monogram Czech Republic
#3 - Mideando String Quartet Italy

:#1 - Lonesome Mountaineers Sweden
#2 - Groundspeed Germany
#3 - Monogram Czech Republic

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