Czech Bluegrass Music Association

Banjo Jamboree 2023

I’ve been struggling with a lack of time for things I’d like to do. After all, there are always things that “need more attention at the moment” and I’m one of those who likes to do things as well as possible and be as prepared as possible. So when a gig, tour or recording is … Read more

Lluís Gómez Bluegrass Quartet – pictures from Barcelona and Ireland

Playing in Ireland with a Spanish (Catalan) bluegrass band? With a fiddler from Paris? For a kid from Silesia, it sounded like a fun trip! I ended up having an even better experience during the preparation week in Barcelona, where we rehearsed and played five concerts in beautiful venues. Banjo player Lluís Gómez is one … Read more

Eastern Grass – new album with Radim Zenkl

  We made our first record for you! This collection features our own compositions, along with a few covers and traditional songs from both sides of the Atlantic, all with distinctive arrangements. We’ve used typical bluegrass instruments, plus a few others, played in the style that has influenced us the most—bluegrass—while weaving in influences from … Read more

Radim Zenkl & Ondra Kozák – Eastern Grass

We are working on our first album with Radim Zenkl! This collection will feature our own compositions, along with a few covers and traditional songs from both sides of the Atlantic, all with distinctive arrangements. We’ll use typical bluegrass instruments, plus a few others, played in the style that has influenced us the most—bluegrass—while weaving … Read more

Interview with Casey Driessen

Casey Driessen *1978 American fiddler, composer, producer and teacher www.caseydriessen.com Casey, you come from a musical family. You’re a father yourself. How did your parents influence you musically and how do you influence your daughter? My dad was playing banjo and pedal steel in bluegrass/western swing bands when I was growing up. I play the … Read more

Advent Concert of the Czech Television – Radim Zenkl & Ondra Kozák

Radim Zenkl & Ondra Kozák – Adventní koncert Vyšehrad 2021

We finished our musical year 2021 with Radim by performing in the 3rd. Advent Concert of Czech Television. We played two pieces from the 18th century – the 1st Goldberg Variation by J.S. Bach and Eleanor Plunkett by the Irish harpist Turlough O’Carolan. You can watch the recording from the Basilica of St. Peter and … Read more

5 Days On The Road, 5 Strings – Way To Go (Sweden 2021)

My relationship with violin went through several phases. It was my first instrument – I imitated my dad’s playing at the age of four. At six I started at the music school and I liked my first teacher because he was strict. When he praised, it meant something. I also had home control and support … Read more

New single: Radim Zenkl & Ondra Kozák 2021

Our new single is out! You can stream it online on Spotify, Apple Music (iTunes), Deezer, or YouTube.  It contains a traditional song in scottish gaelic Hùg Air A’ Bhonaid Mhòir (Celebrate the Big Bonnet) and a medley of two instrumental tunes written by Radim: Twin Peaks / Happygrass. Enojy! If you like our … Read more