• Wednesday lunch showcases

    For a change, I was able to stay for all three main stage acts at Wednesday's (9/30) lunchtime showcase, and I saw some very strong performances. Darren Beachley & Legends Of The Potomac were up first. That may sound like a

  • G2 heading our way

    G2, our favorite young Swedish bluegrass outfit, will also be heading west to the US later this month. They will perform at the Bluegrass Legends Concert Series in Chicago on 9/26, and then on the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour

  • G2 in the studio

    We just heard from G2, our favorite Swedish bluegrass band, with news about their next CD. Banjo player Jens Koch tells us that they spent this past weekend tracking at Cosmos Studio in Stockholm, bringing them roughly to the halfway mark

  • Welcome Benjamin Olsson!

    Christoffer Olsson, guitarist and lead singer with G2, is celebrating the birth of his son, Benjamin, born earlier this month. G2 banjo picker Jens Koch shared this photo of Christoffer and Benjamin, along with some band news from their home in

  • G2 back to the US in ’09

    Swedish 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

  • Tuesday night random

    Tuesday night at IBMA I found myself wandering around on the lower two levels of the convention center during the After Hours Showcases. I heard a bunch of great music, and got to visit with a number of friends I

  • Bluegrass Country Wednesday schedule

    WAMU's Bluegrass Country will again be broadcasting live from IBMA this afternoon, bringing a taste of the 2008 World Of Bluegrass event to listeners worldwide who are unable to attend. Wednesday's (10/1) lineup include will include performances from Lonesome River Band

  • Why banjo and extreme sports don’t mix

    Here's a cautionary tale for bluegrass musicians who also like to try their hand at risky extreme sports. It comes from Jens Koch, the superb young banjo player with Swedish bluegrass group, G2. Three years ago - before G2 caught the

  • EWOB 2008

    Pickers from all over Europe, as well as a few from here in the states, will be gathering the Dutch village of Voorthuizen next month for the 11th annual European World of Bluegrass Festival. The festival takes place May 1-3,

  • G2 on Swedish TV

    Swedish grassers G2 performed Monday on Nyhetsmorgon (The Morning Show), the highest rated morning television program in Sweden. The show airs from Stockholm on Swedish national televsion, TV4. They played two songs from their debut CD, Where The Tall Grass Grows,