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Lilly Drumeva promotes new album in Sofia and Prague


In January 2010 Bulgarian bluegrass songstress Lilly Drumeva released her new album "Lovin' you", recorded in Sofia and in Prague. The repertoire is a mix of bluegrass, country, swing and Bulgarian folk, recorded in two sessions, featuring Czech band "Monogram" and Lilly's band "Lilly of the West". The first CD promotion concert was held in Sofia on 22nd of April 2010 at the "Sofia Live Club". It featured Jasen Vassilev (guitar), Svoboda Bozduganova (upright bass), Misho Shishkov (Dobro, harmonica), with guests Rosen Hristov (banjo, mandolin) and Tsvetan Vlaykov (vocals). The show was opened by Bulgarian radio legend Toma Sprostranov.

 

 

On 22nd of June 2010, another CD release party was held in Prague, at the Bulgarian Cultural Center. The concert was organized by Ms. Sevdalina Kovarjova-Kostadinova and Mr. Volodja Gotsev, managing directors. It featured Czech band "Monogram": Jakub Racek (guitar, vocals), Jarda Jahoda (banjo), Zdenek Jahoda (mandolin), Pavel Lzicar (upright bass), with guests Pepa Malina (fiddle) and Svoboda Bozduganova (upright bass). The concert was opened with a short speech by Ms. Sevdalina Kovarjova-Kostadinova. Lilly and band performed 13 songs in the same order as the new album. Show finished on a high with a twin fiddle medley and a lively rendition of "My window faces the south", with solos of each musician. Fans from the Bulgarian community, Czech bluegrass audience and others attended. The concert was filmed by Czech camera man Ales Nemecek and will be available on YouTube. Just before the end, a christening of the new CD took place. Mr. Ivan Ivanov, director of Czech music magazine "Muzikus" was especially invited for the occasion. He wished Lilly and the new CD lots of success and poured some champagne. After the show guests were treated to a glass of Bulgarian wine, photos were taken outside.


On the following night, 23rd of June, Lilly was a special guest of "Monogram" at the "Vodarny club" in Prague.
All in all, two well attended CD promotion concerts, with special guests, featuring all musicians involved in the album.

You may obtain a copy of "Lovin' you" and get more info on www.lillydrumeva.net.