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U.S. Contact: Sonja Kapoun-Roof
Druha Trava Returns to U.S. in 2015
Planning Fall Tour
Acoustic Folk Rock From the Czech Republic
Who: The legendary "Czechgrass" band Druha Trava
What: The Band returns to the US in 2014; is planning fall tour
For More, see: www.druhatrava.us and www.druhatrava.cz
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The legendary Czech band Druha Trava, will return to the U.S. in 2015.
Dates are currently being organized in a number of venues across the country, so please contact Sonja Kapoun-Roof if you are interested in scheduling the band in your area.
Famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its "Czechgrass" fusion of acoustic, bluegrass, folk and rock, Druha Trava played on the main stage at the 2013 IBMA's Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater.
American singing greats who have toured with DT over the last year include, Peter Rowan, Tony Trischka and Charlie McCoy.
ABOUT THE BAND
Druha Trava (which means "Second Grass") was formed in 1991 by singer-songwriter Robert Krestan, banjo and wind instrumentalist Lubos Malina, dobro player Lubos Novotny and other veterans of the Czech acoustic music scene. Today's line-up also includes guitarist Emil Formanek and bassist Tomas Liska.
DT's distinctive sound is based on exceptional musicianship combined with Krestan's gritty vocals and original songs.
DT "uses American roots music as a launching pad for its own synthesis of jazz, pop, folk and even classical motifs," stated an article about the band in The New York Times. "In doing so it transforms a quintessential American idiom into a richly textured, highly personal statement that defies genre classification."
The winner of multiple Czech music awards, DT has a loyal following at home and in the United States. They first performed in the U.S. in 1993 and continue to tour extensively annually.
The band has recorded more than a dozen albums, including collaborative CDs with American stars Peter Rowan and Charlie McCoy.
Famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its "Czechgrass" fusion of acoustic, bluegrass, folk and rock...