Headline Band: The Malina Brothers
The Malina Brothers are among the most celebrated Czech bluegrass artists, including Lubos Malina on banjo, Pavel Malina on guitar, and Pepa Malina on fiddle. The group is completed by Pavel Peroutka on bass. Many US bluegrass fans know Luboš and Pavel for their work with Druhá Tráva starting in the 1990s.
The Malina Brothers play a range of music - from traditional bluegrass songs sung in English with three-part harmonies… to original bluegrass sung in Czech… to a thrilling instrumental arrangement of music made famous by Antonín Dvořák!
Headline Artist: Lil Rev
Lil Rev was born and bred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with dual passions for music and education. In his own words:
"As far back as I can remember, I’ve courted the creative muse, which compels me to write and perform the music I love. After many years of performing across a wide spectrum of midwestern venues, I left my grade school and college teaching jobs behind to pursue my musical dreams full-time.
"Since then, I’ve traveled hundreds of thousands of miles, visited every state in the Union (except Alaska and Hawaii), wrote almost a dozen instructional books, recorded over a dozen albums and taught thousands of students ukulele and harmonica.
"The way I see it, music isn’t just about entertainment. It has the ability to uplift spirits and empower human beings, whether you’re a kid, a senior, someone with developmental disabilities, or just an average person just getting through your day.
"Without a doubt, my first loves are for the humble ukulele and harmonica. You can find me traveling across the country, teaching and performing at Ukulele Festivals. But the truth of the matter is that I’m actually a seasoned multi-instrumentalist equally adept with a flat-pick guitar, old-time banjo, or blues mandolin."
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