G2 back to the US in ’09

G2 Bluegrass Band - Jens Koch, Erik Igelstr??m, Tobias Str??mberg, Jimmy Sunnebrandt, Christoffer OlssonSwedish bluegrass heartthrobs, G2, are making plans to spend substantial parts of the next few years touring in the US.

In 2009, they will be here July through September performing at festivals and music events, based near Nashville. They want to take advantage of the momentum built from a shorter US tour this year, and the buzz they created at IBMA in October. They were featured at multiple late night IBMA showcases, presented at the awards show, and played a set at Fan Fest.

G2 hopes to make a permanent move to this country sometime in 2010.

Banjo player Jens Koch shared a few words about G2’s plans for the future.

“When we came to Nashville for IBMA this year, we all pictured ourselves living in the US next year…and it felt good. Since being there a few times with G2, we feel urged to do it. We need to move to the US to get to do what we all love to do, so we’ll start with a few months next year and see how it works out.

Working with Jim Roe of Roe Entertainment also feels like a good thing and we’re hoping for lots of work in the US the forthcoming year. In the same time as looking for places to live (maybe in the Nashville area) we are in the beginning of recording our second album, which will be released next year.

Right now we’re discussing details with a producer who we might work with. 2009 is going to be an interesting year for us – a step which for us is huge, leaving our home country. Lucky us – we have found such good friends over in the US!”

Find out more about G2 on their web site, or at Roe Entertainment.

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