Take It Easy video from Monogram

MonogramTake It Easy - 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 Jahoda (mandolin), along with long time bassist Pavel Lžičař, have welcomed new bandmates Pepa Malina on fiddle, and Jindřich Vinkler as their lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter.

A music video has been released for the title cut, a lovely, mid-tempo ballad urging everyone to stop and think before doing anything rash, beautifully shot in a Zubrnické Railways car.


The album is available for sale from the band’s web site, where a few audio samples can also be found.

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