• 2019 Barcelona Bluegrass Camp report

    This report is a contribution from Lluis Gomez, noted Spanish banjo player and teacher. Many thanks to Lluis for his work spreading bluegrass in Europe. The 4th Barcelona Bluegrass Camp was held this past February 22-23, 2019, in Barcelona. It is

  • Oh Susanna video from Lluis Gomez

    No matter where you may live, if you play music in public, there are songs you can't avoid. It doesn't matter if you busk on the street, play in restaurants and taverns, or perform in large concert halls. Someone will

  • Dotze Contes – Lluis Gomez

    A Spanish musician and master of the 5 string banjo, Lluis Gomez could be considered something of a phenomenon, especially in a musical arena where there are few other ethnic artists quite like him. Nevertheless, he’s won considerable praise from

  • 2017 Al Ras Bluegrass and Old Time Festival

    This report on the Al Ras festival in Barcelona comes courtesy of Lluis Gomez. The 16th annual Al Ras Bluegrass and Old Time Festival, Spain’s oldest bluegrass festival, occurred this past November 9-11th. This year the festival expanded activities over three

  • Barcelona Bluegrass Camp 2017

    Our friend Lluis Gomez, Spain's most prominent banjo picker, shared this report about their second annual Barcelona Bluegrass Camp. He says that the enrollment was up over 50% from last year, a great sign for bluegrass in western Europe. Saturday, March

  • Al Ras Bluegrass Festival 2016

    This review of the Al Ras Bluegrass Festival is a contribution from Spanish banjoist, educator, and composer, Lluis Gomez. The fifteenth edition of Al Ras Bluegrass Festival took place this November in Barcelona and Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona, Spain). Al Ras is the

  • New banjo book from Lluis Gómez

    Spanish banjo master Lluis Gómez has a new banjo book which he says was only unintentionally released. He assembled it as a teaching aid for himself, but since students and workshop participants expressed such a strong interest in purchasing a