• Downtown Ramblers say goodbye

    Sad news for fans of Swedish bluegrass group, Downtown Ramblers. The band has announced today that they will no longer be performing together after an eight year run that found them touring across Europe and in the US. In recent years,

  • On The Other Side with the Downtown Ramblers

    Bluegrass is alive and well throughout Europe, and much of the music crossing the pond is fresh, energetic and memorable. The latest evidence is found in the sophomore release from Sweden’s Downtown Ramblers, On the Other Side of the City. The

  • Downtown Ramblers: On The Other Side Of The City

    The Downtown Ramblers (Gothenburg, Sweden) were voted European Bluegrass Band of the Year in 2009, just a few short months after releasing their first, self-titled, CD. That recording featured  all original material. The band's sound is a unique blend of

  • European Bluegrass – Swedish Style

    This post is a contribution from Terri Holloway, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See her profile here. While sitting on the bench this afternoon this writer had the wonderful pleasure of talking with the guys from Downtown Ramblers, who have

  • The Downtown Ramblers

    Each year in the month of May, the largest bluegrass event in Europe takes place, the European World of Bluegrass (EWOB). This year's event kicks off later this week, running May 13-15, 2010. Since IBMA recently announced the lineup of

  • EWOB Winners

    May is Bluegrass month and accordingly, the European Bluegrass Music Association held its 12th annual EWOB Festival in Voorthuizen, The Netherlands. One of the highlights of the EWOB festival is the voting for European Bluegrass Band of the Year. There