Wednesday, February 27, 2013

UK shop sets banjo record sales

By Ruth Ellen Gruber

The Eagle Music shop in Armitage Bridge, Yorkshire, in the UK has been presented an award for the sixth year in a row for selling a record number of banjos. Though I'm just catching up to the news now, the award was presented in November.

Having officially sold over two thousand Deering Banjos, more than any other retailer worldwide, Eagle have set a benchmark within the traditional music retail industry. The award is also in recognition of Eagle’s unrelenting dedication to customer service. 
Founder of Eagle Music Shop and seasoned musician Steve Noon stated: “When you consider that Deering are the largest banjo manufacturer in the world, having over 350 Dealerships throughout America and the rest of the world, it puts it into perspective what our UK business has achieved in the world of banjos”.

 See details about the award ceremony, including a photo of the plaque, HERE

Friday, February 15, 2013

French Riviera Country Music Festival comin' up!

By Ruth Ellen Gruber

The 14th annual French Riviera Country Music Festival will take place at the beginning of August, with a mix of European and U.S. artists. Looks like it will be a blast!

Here's the program:

Vendredi 2 août 2013

The Mariotti Brothers (F)
Steff Nevers (No)

Samedi 3 août 2013

The Ranch House Favourites (NL)
Paul Mac Bonvin (CH)

I saw Steff Nevers at the Equiblues rodeo and country festival in St. Agreve, France last summer, and he was terrific.

Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber