East Anglian Bluegrass fest coming up!

Hey everybody! We enjoyed playing at the outstanding Crossover Festival in early May, and next up for us is East Anglian Bluegrass Festival in the village of Steeple Morden near Cambridge. We’ll be playing two sets, on both Friday and Saturday evenings, and the band line-up for this one will be Maria Wallace (vocals/rhythm guitar), Phil Stott (mandolin/vocals/guitar), Dick Embery (double bass), Alistair Mcilroy (banjo/vocals) and Richard Partridge (fiddle). We’re looking forward to seeing lots of our bluegrass friends and doing lots of campsite picking as well as performing on stage – it should be a great time, in a beautiful little English village, so check out the festival website link above, and join us if you can!

We’ve been busy with different projects over recent months, so it’s been a bit quiet on the Reckless Abandoners front this summer. Maria’s work as bluegrass and Americana booking agent and music promoter extraordinaire (True North Music) has been going from strength to strength, and as well as having bands like Mile Twelve and John Reischman & the Jaybirds on tour in the UK, she was in Nashville in March taking part in the IBMA’s Leadership Bluegrass course. Phil and Maria also have a new duo, Phrase & Fable, and have been rehearsing hard over the winter months. Performing a blend of Americana, folk and a splash of bluegrass, Phrase & Fable have played a couple of local Yorkshire gigs and you can catch the duo at Tamworth Bluegrass Festival on the weekend of 21-23 June! See you down the road somewhere…