New band featuring originals by Grammy winning songwriter Louisa Branscomb and this fresh group of master musicians! Dynamic music blending originality with master musicianship in a new vision of acoustic and bluegrass. Band included Louisa Branscomb, Zach Ovington, Richard Cifersky, Gordy Nichol, and Micahlan Boney.
The band, Bill Faster, comes from a long history of musical friendships and experiences.
After Velvet Music’s 2013 January Mountain Tour, with Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley, these friends got together to make some music, and the fresh new sounds they created prompted them to create the band they call Bill Faster. Bill Faster’s musical concept is to combine a traditional bluegrass background (“Bill” as in Bill Monroe – the father of bluegrass music) with new music ideas (“Faster” – new contemporary sounds). Our priority is to take these sounds and perform them with our original music to continue to create Bill Faster’s fresh new sounds. Bill Faster wants to reach audiences without any preconceived notions of what traditional bluegrass should sound like.
Natural Fusion Project start in 2013 as music project of two friends which would like a try something not typical and play some unique music with their instrument: Electric Guitar and Banjo. This combination work well and right now after 2 years we introducing our music ideas and our Natural Fusion Project to you. Who we are ? Peter Luha – unique style in his guitar playing comes from mixing classical and non-traditional guitar techniques (slap, tapping, percussive playing). Peter is the winner of international guitarist competition Gitariada (CZ 1999), organizer of international guitar festival Guitarfest in Bratislava (SK 2006, 2007). Richard Ciferský – is an internationally recognised banjo master from Pezinok, Slovak Republic. Richard is a two-time winner of the Slovak Bluegrass Music Association (SkBMA) “Banjo Player of the Year” award (1999/2000).
Fragment is a band where I played from 2002 (with the small break in 2006).
Since their formation in 1983, Fragment has been playing bluegrass throughout Europe and the United States. The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America awarded the band 1st place at the 1997 Band Championship in Vienna, Austria. As part of the prize, Fragment was offered a three week showcase at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Later that year they would return to the US for an International Bluegrass Music Association showcase at the IBMA World of Bluegrass. In 2002 the band made its Grand Ole Opry debut and finished their tour on the Fan Fest stage for IBMA.