• Monogram – There and Back Again

    This article is a contribution from Pepa Malina, fiddler with Monogram, perhaps the longest established bluegrass band in eastern Europe. He tells an agonizing story about the group attempting to visit the US this summer to perform at the ROMP festival

  • Take It Easy video from Monogram

    Monogram, perhaps the most prominent bluegrass group in central Europe, has a new album, Take It Easy, their first since reforming with new members in 2014. They are based in Prague, in the Czech Republic. Founders Jaromír Jahoda (banjo) and Zdeněk

  • Take It Easy coming soon from Monogram

    Monogram, the popular European bluegrass band based in Prague, is finishing up work on a new album, Take It Easy. Founding members Zdeněk Jahoda (mandolin) and Jaromír Jahoda (banjo), along with long time bassist Pavel Lžičař, have welcomed new bandmates Pepa Malina on fiddle, and Jindřich Vinkler

  • An Outbreak of Bluegrass

    A funny thing happened during Wednesday night’s showcases at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass – some bluegrass broke out. Unfortunately, not a lot of folks witnessed it; the crowd was the smallest of the week. But those who stuck with the program

  • Lilly Drumeva – Lovin’ You

    Bulagrian bluegrass songstress Lilly Drumeva has a new CD on Polysound Records. Lovin' You was recorded in both Bulgaria, with her band Lilly Of The West, and in Czech Republic, where she recorded with Czech grassers Monogram. The album features covers

  • Prague Post: Pickin’ and grinnin’

    The Prague Post ran an article yesterday about the popularity of bluegrass music on the European Continent. The hook for the piece is a show taking place in Prague tomorrow featuring Czech band Monogram. It's a well written article discussing the