MP3 Druha Trava - Shuttle to Bethlehem
- Add To Basket
Instant Download from music, digital version
Musicians use tradebit:|
Learn how to make music
Pick up cool karaoke downloads
Search for sheet music!
11 MP3 Songs in this album (43:05) !
Related styles: Country: Alt-Country, Folk: Alternative Folk, Type: Acoustic
People who are interested in Mark Knopfler Moving Hearts New Grass Revival should consider this download.
"SHUTTLE TO BETHLEHEM"
Recorded in Nashville and Prague, Shuttle to Bethlehem is Druha Trava's first ever recording whose main focus is definitive English versions of singer-songwriter Robert Krestan's iconic songs. Ranging from the intensely intimate to the anthemic, they evoke love and longing, death and desire as they tell strange tales and recount # haunting new legends. The translations are fruit of a collaboration between Krestan and the award-winning American writer Ruth Ellen Gruber.
Shuttle to Bethlehem includes seven of Druha Trava's best-known tracks. Added to them are new Czech versions of two of the Bob Dylan songs on DT's 2007 Dylanovky CD, as well as a bluegrassy take on the Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and a Celtic-inspired instrumental, "May Morning Dew/Tribute to Peadar O'Donnell," featuring Lubos Malina on low whistle.
ROBERT KRESTAN: Singer, songwriter, mandolin
LUBOS MALINA: Banjo, whistles
LUBOS NOVOTY: Dobro, pedal steel guitar
EMIL FORMANEK: Acoustic and electric guitar
TOMAS LISKA: Bass
DAVID LANDSTOF: drums, percussion
TODD LOMBARDO: mandolin (Jumpin' Jack Flash)
PEPA MALINA: fiddle
KAMIL SLEZAK: cajon, percussion (May Morning Dew/Tribute to Peadar O'Donnell)
Ruth Ellen Gruber
ABOUT THE BAND
Famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its "Czechgrass" fusion of acoustic, bluegrass, folk and rock, Druha Trava is the foremost band to emerge from the flourishing Czech bluegrass scene. Its virtuoso musicians can satisfy the most hardcore fans with scorching versions of traditional bluegrass standards. But as the band's name "Second Grass" implies, DT reaches far beyond the classic bluegrass genre for inspiration. The band uses American roots music as a starting point for a synthesis of jazz, pop, folk and even classical motifs, transforming an iconic American idiom into a richly textured, highly personal statement.
DT was formed in 1991 by the influential singer-songwriter Robert Krestan, multi-instrumentalist Lubos Malina and other veterans of the acoustic music scene that had long thrived in Czechoslovakia. Krestan's original songs -- renowned for their enigmatic, at times provocative, lyrics -- make up most of the band's repertoire, and they and Krestan's raw, gritty vocals set the band apart.
But DT also performs bluegrass standards and covers -- in English and Czech -- of material by songwriters ranging from Mick Jagger to American acoustic veteran Peter Rowan (with whom the group collaborated on a CD, New Freedom Bell, in 1999). The group's 2007 album, Dylanovky, featured Krestan's Czech versions of Bob Dylan songs.
Druha Trava and is members have produced more than a score of CDs and have won numerous Czech music awards. The band enjoys a wide following in the Czech Republic as well as a loyal fan base in North America, where DT tours for at least one month each year.
Robert Krestan: Singer, songwriter, mandolin
Lubos Malina: Banjo, whistles
Lubos Novoty: Dobro, pedal steel guitar
Emil Formanek: Acoustic and electric guitar
Tomas Liska: Bass
in partnership with CDbaby
More Files From This User
- MP3 Drew Greenway & The Congregation - Glorious EP
- MP3 Drastic Andrew - Save the Machine
- MP3 Dry Rub - Mayonesa
- MP3 Julia Bramwell MD - Smart Mommy Audio Book 1 (Newborn to 3 months)
- MP3 Drewtradition - Carry On Tradition
Mp3 Dorsey - The Skeleton Show
Combining elements of rock ''n'' roll, folk, pop and country, Dorsey creates a style all their own. 12 MP3 Songs in this album (38:23) ! Related styles: ROC......
Mp3 Jennifer Comeau - Feed The Tribe
With passion and grace, singer-songwriter Jennifer Comeau creates a pleasing array of bluesy-folk songs that peel away our tough layers and shift us to a bet......
Mp3 Emilie Clepper - Things May Come
Equal parts french bohemian and hill country troubadour, layered with greyhound-bus-americana and wisdom beyond her years. 11 MP3 Songs FOLK: Alternative Fo......
Mp3 The Lost Cartographers - Walk On
10 MP3 Songs in this album (37:59) ! Related styles: ROCK: Americana, COUNTRY: Alt-Country Details:
Mp3 Casey Henry - Outside The Fence
Lyrically clever country-rock with soulful, strong vocals 11 MP3 Songs ROCK: Country-Rock, COUNTRY: Alt-Country Details: After having moved from rural Ma......
Mp3 The Resurrectionists - Here Hope Flows Like Blood From The Nose
Twilit, Gothic Americana-Carnival Stomp mixed up in a Dust Bowl Era traveling circus with a side of God and drinkin''. 11 MP3 Songs in this album (65:42) ! ......
Mp3 Wayne Cristaudo - When The Night Does Fall
A rough blend of pensive lyrics and strong melodies with jagged, yet tender edges - for people who have been around the block a number of times. 13 MP3 Song......
Mp3 October Road - Expectations
An alt-country band drawing from influences including 80''s rock, classic rock, modern country, and classic country. 12 MP3 Songs COUNTRY: Modern Country, C......