Heard 'Round the World

0039 (formerly Bononia Grass)of Bologna, Italy released Dial in March. Special guests on the album are Mike Guggino, and Nicky Sanders (of Steep Canyon Rangers), Andy Hall, and Rafe Stefanini. 0039 performed at the EBMA’s Award Shows in March.

Covered Grass Band from Cologne, Germany debuted their new CD Toogaroo in March. The CD contains 13 original tracks written by singer Corina Aurin and banjo player Volker Fisher. It also features the new guitar player Felix Eichert. The tracks will also be available on iTunes, Amazon etc. For more information and to order the CD visit www.covered-grass.de.

Danilo Cartia has announced a 'Bluegrass Meeting' on May 24, 2013 that will be included in the Acoustic Guitar Meeting 2013 in Sarzana, Italy for the first time. Musicians will have a dedicated stage and will be involved in workshops, performances, and jam sessions. The Italian Bluegrass Allstars (Danilo Cartia (banjo), Massimo Gatti (mandolin), Anchise Bolchi (fiddle), Leo Di Giacomo (guitar), Icaro Gatti (double bass), and special guests) will perform on the main stage for the evening gig.

Award-winning brother/sister duo The Roys will cover new territory May 1 through 5 as they make their European debut with select dates at two picturesque Danish Culture Houses, Germany's 11th Annual Buehler Bluegrass Festival and the quintessential English theatre, Leicester Square.  

Irish bluegrass singer-songwriter Niall Toner was announced as the recipient of the first annual EBMA European Bluegrass Personality of the Year award. It was presented on March 16 during the 5th annual Bluegrass Summit in Prague.

Oliver Waitze of the New Acoustic Gallery (NAG) in Wuppertal, Germany, announced that two masters of new acoustic music, Mike Marshall and Darol Anger, will be performing in concert at the NAG's new facilities in Schloss Lüntenbeck, Wuppertal, Germany on October 27, 2013.