Heard 'Round the World: July 2013

Jan Johansson will be in Sweden for a little over a month mid July to mid August touring as Jan Johansson & Friends around Sweden and Finland. On July 18 Jan Johansson & Friends will be doing a gig at The Music of Bill Monroe in Stockholm, Sweden. As a guest artist they have invited Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys alumnus fiddler Thomas Haglund.

'WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour’, hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon, is a live-audience celebration of grassroots music. The show is coming to Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday, July 18 to tape a double broadcast exploring the Irish roots of bluegrass. Artists scheduled to appear include Mary Black, Paul Brady, We Banjo 3, and the Niall Toner Band. More will be added. Any interested artists, songwriters, bluegrass bands, and acoustic musicians who can be in Dublin on 18 July can submit their work for consideration on the WoodSongs broadcast. Only artists and/or their management/PR/record labels can submit to the broadcast. Send an e-mail to radio@woodsongs.com with a brief bio and description, including websites and links.

Roni Stoneman (USA), and her husband Tom Connor took a three-week tour of Ireland in June. Though this was basically a friendly visit, Roni played select performances in locations including the Cabin Sessions and the Purty Loft, Dublin, the 7th Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival in Co. Mayo, and finally Ireland's premier house-concert venue, the Red Room, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. A brief feature on Roni will appear in Bluegrass Europe #88 (July-Sept. 2013), which has “Women in Bluegrass” as its main theme.