• Jussi Syren recuperating at home

    Jussi Syren, Finland's busiest bluegrass entertainer, is recovering at home after spending a week in the hospital following a burst appendix. He is in good shape, but will need to rest over the holidays before resuming his performing schedule.  He says that

  • Jussi Syren goes 360° with Nokia OKO

    Finland's Jussi Syren took his band, The Groundbreakers to Tampere University of Applied Sciences for a special video shoot. The University had obtained one of Nokia's OKO cameras, designed to capture both video and audio in 360° for virtual reality applications.

  • The Banjo Song from Jussi Syren

    Finland's Jussi Syren & the Groundbreakers have released a music video ahead of their upcoming album, Bluegrass Singer. In keeping with their devotion to the traditional bluegrass style, The Banjo Song is a tribute to five of the most distinctive five stringers

  • Grasstowne in Scandinavia

    Grasstowne is now a few days into their summer tour of Scandinavia. The band is finishing up a week in Finland, and will be heading to Norway later this week. Fearless leader (and mandolinist) Alan Bibey has promised to send us

  • The Old Home Place Ain´t The Same Anymore

    Jussi Syren and The Groundbreakers will be releasing a new album on October 15 with a decidedly throwback vibe. From the '60s-style cover to having been recorded in 2 days in an analog format with no overdubs, The Old Home Place Ain't