• Carolina Red, Vintage 1978 – Red Wine

    Hearing Carolina Red for the first time provides no hint whatsoever that the band that recorded it it, Red Wine, hails from any environs other than the United States. Indeed, the influences are so firmly imbued in solid bluegrass terrain

  • Red Wine – Italian bluegrass 40 years on

    For Italian bluegrass music ensemble Red Wine, the analogy with culinary excellence is too good to ignore, and to learn how the ensemble determined their name shows that it isn’t fanciful.  Mandolin player Martino Coppo, who started by playing the guitar

  • 2018 Red Wine Party report

    Red Wine perform at their 2018 Bluegrass Party - photo © Stefano Goldberg Our Italian friends with Red Wine hosted their annual Bluegrass Party in their home town in the northern seaside city of Genova. Mandolinist Martino Coppo sent along this report

  • Peter Rowan in Europe with Red Wine

    Legendary singer/songwriter Peter Rowan and Italian bluegrass band Red Wine have linked up to play some prestigious dates in Europe this month. This working relationship goes back about 20 years as Red Wine’s banjo player Silvio Ferretti recollects …… "First time we

  • Red Wine does the US in February

    With a number of US bluegrass artists touring in Europe over the winter, here's one coming the other way. Red Wine, Italy's top bluegrass band, is headed to the States in February for just over a week of dates along the

  • 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

  • 2016 Red Wine Bluegrass Party

    This report is a contribution from Martino Coppo, mandolinist and vocalist with Italy's Red Wine. Each year they host a themed show where they live in northern Italy called Red Wine Bluegrass Party, and Martino sends along some photos and a description. The