Press release Sept 2020
Bluegrass Rox has been very busy using lockdown as an opportunity to record new material. For the first time ever he has recorded a bunch of songs (as opposed to just instrumentals). They are 15 carefully chosen traditional songs from the Folk, Bluegrass and Country roots genre'. Bluegrass Rox has 'reinvented' these songs for today's audience with high quality arrangements and high quality recordings and also enlisted the help of a small bunch of friends, Andy Heaseman (of Caution horses fame) providing support vocals and beautifully engineering the vocal recordings, Anni Meehan (of the golden voice fame) providing the best harmony vocals and excellent mental health support, and Brenda Cavanagh (of the golden penny whistle fame) providing some beautiful penny whistle accompaniment, all from Ipswich UK. The end result is an album of very high quality, and given there are 15 songs, extremely good value. This album also introduces one of Bluegrass Rox' newest instruments, the very rare East Anglian hammered dulcimer hand made by Con Rendell. The album is available on all the usual platforms as well as the 'Bluegrass Rox' official website. CD's with lovely artwork, sleeve notes, track list and even signed if you ask me nicely, can be ordered via the website.
"Coming very soon from Bluegrass Rox, a new album of Traditional songs with up to date production and arrangements featuring the introduction of his latest instrument the 'East Anglian' Hammered Dulcimer".
Due in September 2020 "Reinventing traditional music"
"Latest news, Buegrass Rox now listed on Folk roots list".... the best online magazine for Folk and root's music:
Now an award winning artist.
Summer residency 2019 The Riverside
Woolverstone Marina, Suffolk IP9 1AS
Mar 1st, 2019 - Hadleigh, SFK, UK
Hadleigh Folk Club
Due to the health crisis this year, all performances have been cancelled.
This has prompted Bluegrass Rox to focus on writing and producing. The first result of this being the recent release of the '2020 Pt 1 Bluegrass only' album of self composed and traditional instrumentals. Available from this website or all the usual platforms.
Also this has been an opportunity to focus on learning to play the 'East Anglian' hammered dulcimer.
Currently being produced is another album due for release in late September. This will be an album of traditional songs keeping to the theme of 'Reinventing Traditional Music' and featuring the new 'East Anglian' hammered dulcimer.