ABALONE DOTS I USA


The Abalone Dots gjorde en USA turne 2004 och spelade på
OIBF, IBMA och slutligen i Raleigh NC.
OIBF: "The Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival"  3 dagar
IBMA: International Bluegrass Music Association.
Årets största och viktigaste "event"
The IBMA"Award fest" pågår en dryg vecka och samlar hundratals band,
tusentals musiker.
15 band spelar på bottenplanet i the "Galthouse". Ovanför finns 18 lika stora
våningar, där delstaterna, bransch-företag, Europa m.fl. hyrt in sej. Där hålls sk. Showcases på samtliga våningar från 10 på förmiddagen till 03 på natten.
Vi började i lobbyn och slutade hos både California och Wisconsin,
våning 9 och 12.
Detta är utlåtanden från USA, som vi har skriftliga på vår hemsida (guestbook)
eller på video


" By far the best band at IBMA"   
(Ollie. Musiker, IBMA)
"Most charming band out of 95 bands at the California suite"
(Larry Kuen, California producent, IBMA)
"One of the most incredible shows I ever heard at the IBMA"
(Frank Sullivan, producent IBMA)
"I've been playing music for thirty eight years and never in that time have I heard such harmony. It's safe to say that you guys were the talk at IBMA" 
Jack Abell, musiker, IBMA
" 30 years as pro in Nashville, and I never heard harmony-singing like this"   
(Mounty Grower, studiomusiker, IBMA)
"Living so close to Bean Blossom I have seen most of the great Bluegrass performers.
Without exception I can't think of another group or artist I would rather see at that venue then the Abalone Dots
".       
(Richie Henry,      Musiker,  IBMA)
"Never thought I could fall in love with four girls at the same time"   
(Beundrare, IBMA)
" Oh man, do they sing" 
(Steve Spurgin, Artist, låtskrivare OIBF)
" I will make it my sworn duty to get this band to Washington
(Jimmy Gaudrau,   musiker och legend, OIBF)
" I just love them"       
(Byron Berline, musiker och legend,   tillika arrangör av OIBF
"THEY WILL GO VERY FAR, TAKE AMERICA BY STORM
(John Moore, musiker artist, OIBF)
"Saw you in Guthrie, you ladies are great!! Keep it up. Hope to see you again."
(Ron Gaines,    musiker, OIBF)
"Pretty girls and wonderful voices, thats mighty hard to beat" (Skip Connover, konferencier,  OIBF)
"Of course I hold no bias, but having heard the Abalone Dots in live performance, this must be one of the most charismatic groups on the planet, not to mention the artistic level of the performers, the arrangements and the music itself. You have a fantastic sound. May you continue to enjoy success in your musical endeavors. Nashville never heard bluegrass like this! As you say, it's oh so sooooooft. It's SOFTGRASS!"     
(Elizabeth Santos, Textförfattarinna, OIBF)
"I am very impressed with your band sound. You all truly have a first class ensemble with a totally unique approach. A fresh and imaginative interpretation of American music processed through a complex filter of circumpolar youthfulness, vibrant cosmopolitan creativity and strong crosscultural ties... "   
(Jan Johansson,    Intrumentlärare, musiker, festivalarrangör)
"I have been in this bussiness for more than  thirty years, and I know perfection when it comes to harmony singing. This is it !"
(Entusiastisk beundrare som stormade scenen efter vårt tredje extranummer i Raleigh)
"Your harmonies are so tight and some real nice picking" 
(   Hugh and Barbara Cassidy,  Eva Cassidys föräldrar, IBMA,   via Mike Marcau och en CD)


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