Ondra Kozák to G-runs ‘n Roses

The Czech Republic’s G-runs ‘n Roses have announced that Ondra Kozák is now performing with the band on guitar.

As it happens, his entry into the group was in response to the departure of their banjo player, Michal Wawrzyczek. Founding member Ralph Schut is switching from guitar to banjo, making room for Ondra on the ol’ flattop.

Ralph tells us that Kozák brings several strong attributes to the group.

“Apart from being one of the country’s most admired guitarists and a fine singer, he is also an accomplished fiddle player. This means that G-runs ‘n Roses are now blessed with the luxury of having twin-fiddles, which is set to become one of the band’s strongest assets.”

Rounding out the group are Martin Burza on fiddle, Tomáš Kubín on acoustic bass and Milan Marek on mandolin. Here’s a look at the guys on a song of Schut’s called Gravity.


You can a list of their shows throughout central Europe on the G-runs ‘n Roses web site.

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