Starting tomorrow (7/16), Bluegrass Junction goes European. Sirius-XM hosts Chris Jones and Ned Luberecki will be spending the next few days broadcasting from Norway.
Both are at the Ris??r Bluegrass Workshop and Festival in Ris??r, Norway, performing at the fest and teaching vocals, guitar and banjo at the workshop. Chris tells us that this weekend’s broadcast is the second of three European tours planned for this summer that will give Bluegrass Junction a distinctly international flavor – “stressing the ‘I’ in IBMA,” as he put it.
Dagfinn Pederson, who will be interviewed on Thursday’s show, started the Ris??r Bluegrass Festival in 2002, which he says follows in the tradition of the first bluegrass festival in Fincastle, VA, in that it takes place on a horse farm.
Catch the shows on Thursday and Friday (7/16-17) from 3:00-9:00 p.m. (EDT) during Chris’ regular show slot, and over the weekend in both Chris and Ned’s scheduled show times. Chris will also broadcast from Norway during his Monday afternoon/evening show.
Bluegrass Junction can be found at XM-14 and Sirius 65.
If you do Facebook, you can see a load of photos of Ned and Chris in Norway on Ned’s page.