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Country & Eastern 2018

Country & Eastern Newsletter August 31, 2018

Beches Brew is back in Gothenburg

Last spring we played every Saturday afternoon at Studio HPKSM. This fall we will play the first Saturday each month, that is Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 3 and December 1. At 4 p.m. We are Thomas Gustafsson, Sir Thomas Jäderlund, Göran Klinghagen, Stefan Bellnäs, Bengt Berger. Welcome, its fun.

GOTHENBURG and PODUNK - 2 albums November 3

The release will take place at our gig at Studio HPKSM as the albums feature Beches Brew and Stefan Bellnäs. We recorded the album GOTHENBURG after our long stint at HPKSM. On a couple of tracks we have Staffan Svensson and Viktor Reuter joining us.

Our bass player Stefan Bellnäs is one of the busiest musicians around, everybody wants to play with him as he plays any kind of music as if his life depends on it. Stefan has a mind of his own and this is the first time he gets to express that so you can expect something out of the ordinary on his album PODUNK. He will play some of his music in the club with a great assembly of musicians: Anders Kjellberg, Lisen Rylander, Tommy Kotter, and Staffan Svensson at the release.

Akkarai Sisters will be back in October!

Joined again by the fabulous Jayachandra Rao on mridangam and Shreesundarkumar on the kanjira the wonderful Akkarai Sisters in cooperation with Berger Knutsson Spering Schultz will play on
October 17 at Folkteatern, Göteborg
October 18 at Folkets Hus, Umeå
October 20 at Fasching, Stockholm

Then the sisters will do two Karnatic concerts on
October 21 at UKK, Uppsala
October 22 at Global, Copenhagen

New Nicolai Dunger album on September 21!

After the long delay, the album Terror och Tradition is ready. Thomas Tjärnqvist, Bebe Riesenfors, Nikke Ström and Bengt Berger in the band with Nicolai. If you can't wait, catch us at Liseberg at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Our Dhrupad releases have received great attention

Here is a very thorough background to Dhrupad, the eldest form of classical Hindustani music and great reviews of our recent releases with the Dagars by prolific music writer Raul da Gama, Dagar Dynasty: The Mysticism of Dagar "Vani" Dhrupad 

As I write  this newsletter on my birthday....

I will swallow my embarrassment, indulge a bit and link to Raul da Gama's brand new portrait on me and my music, Bengt Berger: Percussion - Communion.

If you like to visit record stores in Stockholm....

there are two that store the complete Country & Eastern catalogue, Runt Runt at Odengatan 90 and Pet Sounds at Skånegatan 57
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