This past May, more than forty bluegrass bands from all over Europe and the US descended on the tiny Dutch town of Voorthuizen to showcase at the 2005 European World Of Bluegrass (EWOB) Convention. Like its parent organization, the International Bluegrass Music Association in the US, the EBMA functions to promote and further bluegrass music in Europe, and their annual World Of Bluegrass event is structured similarly to the IBMA event held each October.
Strictly Country Records is now poised to release an audio CD produced by Liz Meyer, featuring live tracks from 25 EWOB showcase performers, hailing from 8 different European nations and the US. The material is said to range from traditional and contemporary bluegrass to pop music covers, and includes original material from six showcase bands.
No details yet online on the Strictly Country Records or EBMA web sites, but you can reach Strictly Country in The Netherlands at +31-297-347-101, or by email.