Tuesday, January 24, 2006

NGR reunion in the works?

With all of the former members of the Newgrass Revival playing widely on the festival circuit this summer, there is plenty of speculation on the Merlefest, Telluride, and Strawberry discussion boards that a reunion tour of the seminal jamgrass group may be on tap for this season.

All of the NGR cast--Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, John Cowan, and Pat Flynn--are scheduled for appearances with their individual bands at Merlefest, and to date three of the four have been named for Telluride (all but Flynn) and Strawberry Fall (all but Fleck). Since disbanding in 1989, the group played one reunion concert in 1996 but has resisted other efforts to get the band back together. Could this be the year?

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