Summer BBN on the way

British Bluegrass NewsWe hear from editor Richard F. Thompson that the Summer 2009 edition of British Bluegrass News is in the mail.

The magazine is published quarterly by the British Bluegrass Music Association, and this issue is the first under the guidance of new editor Thompson, who we are fortunate to also have as a semi-regular correspondent for Bluegrass Today.

Richard shares a few details…

“Monroe’s Revenge are the subject of the cover story, as former mandolin player with the group, John Baldry, looks back to when he was with the band.

In addition, there are feature stories about the Scottish quartet Longway; a Mountain Heart piece from Ted Lehmann; and Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa, whose UK tour starts at the end of September.

Tom Travis reveals his ‘Favourites’ and The Story Behind The Song looks at Hazel Dicken’ ‘Mama’s Hand’.

All this plus the usual What’s On, Tour details and 2009 Festival Dates, CD reviews, Light in the Window, SmallTalk and the Area reports.

Finally, there is news about three BBMA business matters; the announcement concern the AGM, an introduction from the new membership team and brief information regarding the new Touring Agency managed by Dave Bresnen and Penny Joubert.”

British Bluegrass News is sent to members of the BBMA. Memberships can be established or renewed from their web site.

Richard is always interested in receiving information from British bands, festivals or other bluegrass events. You can contact him by email.

We will publish some of Richard’s mini-reviews from this issue later in the week.

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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.