EWOB ’06 names European Band of the Year

2006 was a good year for the Italians and the Dutch during the European World of Bluegrass band competition last week. The winners show a decided strength in those nations’ bluegrass scene.

European Bluegrass Band of 2006

1st place: Mideando String Quintet from Italy

2nd place: 4Wheel Drive from The Netherlands

3rd place: Bononia Grass from Italy

Audience Popularity Award 2006:

1st place: 4Wheel Drive from The Netherlands

2nd place: Blue Grass Boogiemen from The Netherlands

3rd place: Rawhide from Belgium

Congratulations to all of the winners! Many of the bands’ web site feature audio clips, and we encourage our readers to investigate their music and discover the skill and dedication of our European bluegrass cousins.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.