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
2nd place: 4Wheel Drive from The Netherlands
3rd place: Bononia Grass from Italy
Audience Popularity Award 2006:
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.