Photos from EWOB 2008

European World of Bluegrass FestivalJan de Mooy from The Netherlands sent along a number of terrific photos he took during the European World of Bluegrass festival in Voorthuizen earlier this month.

He captured images of of 12 different bands on stage, from 9 different European countries.

Here are the photos, tagged with his comments. Thanks Jan!

Acoustic River – A bluegrass Band from Paris (France) On the picture 3 of the 4  bandmembers: Christophe Constantin (mandolin), Patrick Peillon (guitar) and Remy Abiven (bass). Acousticure – the winning band chosen by the EWOB 2008 Festival musicians. ( #1 European Bluegrass Band 2008) A band from Hungary. On the picture all of the bandmembers. Andras Toth - guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin, vocal, Zsolt Pinter: fiddle, guitar, mandolin, vocal, Peter Gyergyadesz - bass, vocal and Geza Kremnitzky - mandolin, banjo, vocal Black Jack, a band from the Czech Republic. On the picture 3 of the 4 bandmembers: Slavek Podhrasky (mandolin), Ondra Plucha (guitar) en Martin Kubec (banjo). Bluegrass Cwrkot – the winning band chosen by the EWOB Festival audience. (#1 Audience Popularity Award, EWOB 2008) Also a band from the Czech Repubic. On the picture all of the 5 bandmembers. Pavel Brandejs (bass), Marek Macak (mandolin), Honza Maca (fiddle), Jan Lzicar (guitar) and Milan Leppelt (banjo)

Bononia Grass, a band from Italy. On the picture 3 of the 5 bandmembers: Pedro Judkowski (bass), Gian Luca Naldi (banjo) and Giovanni Stefanini (mandolin). Four Wheel Drive, a band from the Netherlands. On the picture 4 of the 5 bandmembers: Joost van Es (fiddle, J?ºrgen Biller (banjo), Alfred Bonk (bass) and Jan Michielsen (guitar) Half a Turn, another band from the Netherlands, on the picture 3 of the 4 bandmembers: Paul van Vlodrop (mandolin), Elly Beurskens (bass) and Bruno van Hoek (banjo) Honza Maca, the fiddler of Bluegrass Cwrkot

The Looping Brothers, a band from Germany. On the picture all 4 bandmembers: Bernd Nollenberg (bass), Ulrich Sieker (mandolin), Matthias Malcher (guitar) and Edwin Herkert (banjo) Lusatian Grass, a band from the Czech Republic. On the picture all 4 of the bandmembers. Montserrat Serramia, mandolin player of Autopista 6, a band from Spain. The Niall Toner Band from Ireland. On the picture all 3 bandmembers: Dick Gladney (bass), Niall Toner (guitar) and  Clem O'Brien (guitar)

Sirius Radio, the people of Sirius Radio in action: Chris Jones and Ned Luberecki Stewart Johnson, the banjo picker of the English band, The Toy Hearts.

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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.