Last month, Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley spent two weeks in Europe, from January 22 through February 4. Billed as the January Mountain tour, they started out in Slovakia, where they hooked up with their band for the duration: Richard Cifersky on banjo, Michal Barok on mandolin, and Anton Naroda on bass.
Gulley says that the whole thing was first rate.
“Our two week tour of Europe was one of those experiences in my musical career that I’ll never forget. The trip couldn’t have gone any better and the brotherhood we felt with our Slovak band mates – Richard, Anton, and Michael, was so special. They’re fantastic musicians and people.
We had great crowds everywhere we played and were so well received. Bluegrass is alive and well in Europe!
Thanks to everyone who made it possible for Dale Ann and I to come over. We can’t wait to go back!”
Cifersky shared a video travelogue of the tour he created to document the trip.
He has other videos from the January Mountain Tour on YouTube.
We’ll have more news from Richard soon, as he is putting the finishing touches on a banjo CD which should be available soon.
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