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Naseby Bluegrass Festival 2022

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Informal Band Single Mic Competition 2022

Single Mic Competition

The Winning Act will receive £100!

Plus a a 20 minute spot on the main stage for the Saturday Evening Concert and a glass trophy for each band member
This competition is open to "Any Informal Band" containing no more than two members from booked bands
Bands must have four or more members and will be required to perform "Two songs or a song and an instrumental"
Judging will be on
  • Upholding the hallmarks of traditional bluegrass music
  • Dress code for the band (smart/casual bluegrass attire
  • Slick and professional showmanship
  • Audience response
Runners up will receive £50
Entry forms are provided and should be given to the judges before the competition begins. Judges' decisions are final. In the event of a draw our head judge Paul Brewer will cast the winning vote. Please note: any band members who are officially booked at the festival may not exceed two per competing ensemble. Sponsored by BBMA

Open Mic Competition

Open Mic Competition

Open Mic Contest 2022
An exciting new event! Two songs or tunes performed by a solo, duo, trio or band (booked acts not permitted to enter).
The winning act will receive £50!
Plus a 20 minute spot on the main stage for the evening concert, and a glass trophy for the each band member.
Judging Criteria

  • Upholding the hallmarks of traditional Bluegrass music
  • Entertainment Value
  • Slick and Professional Showmanship
  • Audience Response

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Venue: Naseby Village Hall
Thursday, 21st July 2022

A Full weekend of bluegrass concerts, Workshops, jamming & Free camping. Runs from Thursday 21st July through to Sunday 24th of July. Campers are welcome to stay until 13.00pm on Monday 25th.
This year we be featuring the long awaited Ruben Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys who we'd anticipated for the cancelled 2020 event.
Loads more bands, workshops and competitions to be announced as soon as we have more details...

Bands

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Rocky Road Pilgrims

Our own solid Bluegrass Gospel band playing some of the classics originals and rearranged hymns and country gospel in the classic bluegrass style.

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New Essex Bluegrass Brothers

These two founder members of the New Essex Bluegrass band Paul Brewer and Terry Hymers have now been joined by Cat Rebecca on bass and Harmony vocals.

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The Morris Boys

The Morris Boys with their band continue to produce great shows of traditional Bluegrass that are unique as only a continual presence for fifty eight years can produce.

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The Grove Band

The Grove Band play Bluegrass music with their own blend, of both the traditional and modern styles with solid rhythm and tight harmony singing.

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The One Tree Hillbillies

The One Tree Hillbillies is a popular five piece bluegrass band from Essex. They perform a varied repertoire of bluegrass, country, gospel and rockabilly...

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The Dog House Ramblers

Sizzling Hot Bluegrass from Lincolnshire

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Sence Valley

A rich mixture of original songs and bluegrass tunes from this band of top class musicians

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Banjo Bounce

This talented duo consists of Rick Tarrant and Richard Holland.

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The Vanguards

Fast up and coming band from the South East, these young folk have pursued the style and material from the great masters of bluegrass as well as their own originals numbers.

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Robbie Caswell-Jones and Dan Boddington

Join Robbie Caswell-Jones and Dan Boddington for this one-off Guitar Showcase Spectacular

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The Moretons

Flatpicking Maestro Chris Moreton with his lovely wife Wendy producing an exciting and highly entertaining performance with Chris's sensational guitar instrumentals and fine banjo and mandolin work.

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Willow Station

British Multi-instrumental Close Harmony Duet, specialising in Bluegrass, folk and post-modern music.

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The Fountaineers

A highly talented group of young people with a love of bluegrass formed during lockdown with members drawn from Scotland, Australia and the United States

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Truffle Valley Boys

Our headline act from Italy. Engaging and mesmerising playing and vocal harmonies. Full on entertainment.

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The Old Grey Dogs

A superb mix of bluegrass, contemporary bluegrass tinged with folk and jazz. A wonderful combo with four fine musicians...

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The Schut Family Band

This delightful family band making once more the journey from Austria have delighted and impressed our audiences over the years, look out for young Patrick who now is playing a major role in the band.

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Hope Cove

Hope Cove bring a blend of Appalachian Bluegrass, Irish Tunes and Ballads.

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Open Mic Competition Winners

A 20 Minute Spot by the Winners of the Open Mic Competition.

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Single Mic Competition Winners

A 20 Minute Spot by the Winners of the Single Mic Competition.

Workshops

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Banjo Workshop with Germano Ciavone

A hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of the Bluegrass Banjo...

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Bluegrass Mandolin Workshop with Matt Ringressi

A hands on mandolin workshop with Matteo Ringressi of the Trffle Valley Boys demonstrating the fundamentals of bluegrass mandolin...

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Dobro Workshop with Denny Rochio

A hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of the Dobro...

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Bluegrass Guitar Workshop with Chris Moreton

A one hour, hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of bluegrass guitar...

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Vocal Workshop with Jordan Lea

Get your voices ready for a vocal and harmony workshop

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Bluegrass Fiddle Workshop with Nigel Canter

A hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of bluegrass fiddle...