Druha Trava Band
The legendary Czech band Druha Trava returns to America in September for its first U.S. tour since 2007.
The Paradise Theatre in downtown Paonia, Colorado is proud to present their music on Saturday, September 12th at (8:00).
Famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its "Czechgrass" fusion of acoustic, bluegrass, folk and rock, Druha Trava comes to the U.S.
with new material and new energy, fresh from recent European tours with American banjo legend Tony Trischka and Charlie McCoy,
the harmonica wizard who was recently named a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The winner of numerous Czech Music awards, DT gained new international
renown this year when it was chosen to play a one-hour set outside Prague
Castle during President Obama's visit to the Czech capital in April.
National Public Radio correspondent Don Gonyea raved over DT
singer/songwriter Robert Krestan's versions of Bob Dylan songs -- sung in
Czech -- from the group's 2007* Dylanovky* CD.
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
Its 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
The winner of multiple Czech music awards, DT has a loyal following at home
and in the United States. It first performed in the U.S. in 1993 and since
1994 has toured North America every year except 2008.
The band has recorded more than a dozen albums, including collaborative CDs
with American stars Peter Rowan and Charlie McCoy.
Tickets are $15 adv. and $20 at the door. They are available at The Paradise Theatre Box Office and KVNF Radio or on-line at www.paradiseofpaonia.com.
The Paradise Theatre
215 Grand Avenue
Paonia, CO 81428
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