VISAGINO COUNTRY 2019
ALLWOODS COUNTRY BAND (Spain)
The first time ALLWOODS band appears in the national and international music scene in 2017. The group, based in Terrassa (Barcelona), launches their first album BIRTH at the end of 2018. Allwoods recorded 8 own songs with 8 covers. They combine their own songs and covers with the line dance hits of all time. They were nominated at HALL OF FAME 2018 awards in the category of American Music Artist.
GENÍS SOBRADO – Lead vocals & guitar
PEPO FIGUERAS – Guitar
ROC ALEMANY – Violin
JAN PAGÈS – Bass
ALBERT FERNANDEZ – Keyboards
MARC COROMINAS – Drums
For more information: http://allwoodscountryband.com
GAËLLE BUSWEL (France)
Gaelle Buswel is a unique artist with her own musical world – a place coloured by American blues rock, folk and ‘70’s rock. She has already more than 500 concerts across Europe under her belt as well as 2 North American tours, and one tour in Japan. Starting from the age of 13, Gaëlle has been giving concerts throughout France, Belgium and England. Gaëlle composes most of her own material. The first songs were promising enough to lead to her first album, the acoustic folk rock ‘Yesterday’s Shadow’, recorded with the collaboration of Neil Black and released in 2012. Her second album, ‘Black to Blue’, released in November 2014 brought with it an ever-widening audience and 4 music awards. North America also welcomed her. She gave her first live radio on WFDU FM New York and was selected as “Artist of the Month” by the American webzine Concert Blogger.
1st Prize “Best video”- Freedom Tonight – Azaléa Film Fest, Alabama, USA, 2018
Finalist at the European Blues Challenge, Danemark, 2017
Prix Révélation Française at Cognac Blues Passions, 2016
Prix National France Blues – invited to represent France at the European finals in 2017
Prix All That Jazz and Prix Coup de Coeur 2015 at the Cahors Blues Festival
For more information: www.gaelle-buswel.fr
JESSICA LYNN (USA)
Jessica Lynn, has been dubbed by press around the world like a rocket force, paving her own way as a unique face and voice in modern country music.
She has been seen by millions on the road and in her two full-length nationwide concert television specials, ‘Jessica Lynn – This Much Fun’, and ‘Jessica Lynn – Takin’ Over’. In four years of international touring Jessica has shared stages with some of the biggest names in Country and Rock music such as Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Montgomery Gentry, Hank Jr., Clint Black, Phil Vassar, Jo Dee Messina, ZZ Top, and the ‘Queen of Country’ herself, Loretta Lynn. She has written songs with some of today’s top hit writers with her last two singles ‘Crazy Idea’ and ‘Let’s Don’t’ climbing the charts. Her first single to country radio, ‘Crazy Idea’ broke the Top 50, and ‘Let’s Don’t’ just peaked in the Top 40. In 2019 Jessica will once again tour around the world, release her third nationwide TV special to begin airing on PBS in June and release new music.
For more info visit Jessica at www.JessicaLynnMusic.org
MARINA KAPURO (Russia)
Marina Kapuro is a renowned Russian country and folk-rock singer. Being a star in her country she is also internationally acclaimed. Her concert tours covered Europe, USA, Japan, India. She is prize-winner of many Russian and International song Contests. Marina Kapuro recorded 12 albums and her first one in 1980 (“Country Folk Rock Group ‘YABLOKO’). At the present time Marina Kapuro is working with some new music projects in the UK, Sweden and Russia.
For more information: www.marinakapuro.ru
ALEKSANDR BELKIN & THE ROAD BAND (Lithuania)
The Road Band was established in the summer of 1992 in Vilnius. A well-known blues band in Lithuania and Europe actively participates in the musical life. The group has played over a thousand concerts. The Road Band performs well know and original rhythm and blues, rock-n-roll, jazz, country compositions. The band has released 13 albums. The band was described in the book ‘What is what in the Vilnius region 2003’.
ALEKSANDR BELKIN – Lead vocals & guitar& harmonica
OLEGAS SOCHINAS – Guitar
ARVYDAS MEŠKA – Keyboard
SERGEJUS SOPELEVAS-VYSOCKI – Bass
DOVYDAS STOŠKUS – Drums
More information: The Road Band
J.TEX & ‘THE VOLUNTEERS’ (USA/Denmark)
J.Tex is an award-winning Danish singer/songwriter and composer. He was born in the United States, but raised in Denmark, and has travelled throughout the cold, dusty plains of the Midwest in search of his musical roots. With his incredible sounds and emotional storytelling, J.Tex has a unique take on American roots music that doesn’t fit into a narrow category. He is joined by bassist Frank Borsgaard Jensen. Their performance is a unique experience, with a groove that is rare to find outside of the United States.
J.Tex – Banjo& Guitar& Violin& Lead Vocal
Frank Borgaard – Upright Bass& Vocal
Jacob Vikkelsøe – Drums& Vocal
More information: http://www.jtexthevolunteers.com
VIKTORIJA KAJOKAITĖ (Lithuania)
She performs since childhood. When she was three or four, she tried to mimic the sound of the piano keys; later, she started attending piano lessons. She had a dream to learn to play the guitar, and she made it come true. The guitar is a good friend of her; she travels with it and shares sadness and tears. In 2012 she was a laureate of ‘Dainų dainelė’. She actively participates in contests, concerts, sang in a choir and folklore ensemble.
To her, music is like a deep breath that covers the soul with soft shivers and warm feathers. She wants to tell stories, to sing them, to play them. She wants to touch peoples hearts by melodies and words and afterwards leave a piece of herself in their hearts.
More information: Viktorija Kajokaitė
VIRGIS STAKĖNAS (Lithuania)
The Lithuanian Father of Country Music, author of songs, performer, producer Virgis Stakėnas started his musical career in 1975, and it continues until today; it is more than 40 years.
After finishing school, V.Stakėnas studied medicine, but he decided to treat people souls instead of bodies with heartful and enjoyable music. He created 317 ballades and released 19 albums. V.Stakėnas is founder and co-founder of many events. ‘Visaginas Country Festival’ and ‘Akacijų alėja’ are one of them.
More information: Virgis Stakėnas
INTERSTATE EXPRESS (Australia/UK/USA)
They are three charming men – Jack Latimer from Australia, Joe Buirski from UK and Craig Judelman from the USA. The band was formed on a long drive from Tennessee to New Orleans. With their high energy approach to traditional American songs and dance music, Interstate Express combines a love of old stories with a passion for the joy of a fiddle tune that drives like a Mercedes on the open road. The music that developed in America is as diverse as the people who brought it there, from fast banjo and fiddle tunes and early country songs to blues and ballads, this trio plays it all.
Craig Judelman – Fiddle&vocals.
Jack Latimer – Guitar&mandolin&vocals.
Joe Buirski – Banjo&Vocals.
More information: Interstate Express Band
SENTIMENT FALLS (Sweden)
Sentiment Falls members are a vocalist/guitar Ronnie Wilde and vocalist Andrea Bond. They recorded their first single in 2012 entitled ‘Six Feet Under’.
In 2017, Sentiment Falls was even nominated for three different awards categories at the Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards where artists from 15 nations competed. In 2018 the band reached another high when they were awarded ‘Best Band’ at Seljord Country Festival, which not only gave them the honour but also the opportunity to be the opening act for the headlining artist at said festival 2019. Recently they were awarded ‘Best Country Act’ in the pop/rock genre in a Swedish National competition.
More information: https://sentimentfalls.com/
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VISAGINO COUNTRY 2018
MAX TYLER (US)
THE MUSIC ROAD PILOTS (The UK/The Netherlands)
SARAH JORY & THE NEXT LEVEL (The UK/The Netherlands)
BRENDAN MONAGHAN (Ireland)
THE WILLIE JONES BAND (US/Slovakia)
KLOVA BELKIN BAND (Lithuania)
VIRGIS STAKĖNAS (Lithuania)
MINDAUGAS BRIEDIS BAND (Lithuania)
LEONARDAS RINKEVIČIUS AND THE BAND UNDAROX (Lithuania)
VISAGINO COUNTRY 2017
BUDDY JEWELL (USA)
COUNTRY SISTERS (The Czech Republic)
KEVIN BUCKLEY AND “THE YEE – HAW BAND” (France)
APRIL MAY (USA)
ALICIA BONCOL AND “KOALICIJA” (Poland)
LINITA MEDINA (Latvia)
DOS PAISES (Ukraine)
VIRGIS STAKĖNAS & LT COUNTRY CLUBS (Lithuania)
COUNTRY LIVE PROJECT (Lithuania)
SEPA, ASORTI & ALVITA (Lithuania)
VISAGINO COUNTRY 2016
ALVITA & NEW DAY (Lithuania/Latvia)
COUNTRY HELL (Russia)
WHISKEY RIVER (Poland)
KEVIN BUCKLEY & THE YEE-HAW BAND (France)
JULIAN SUMMERS (Canada)
CARLTON MOODY (USA)
VIRGIS STAKĖNAS (Lithuania)
CREEDENCE TRIBUTE (Lithuania)
OLGA JEGOROVA & DUO RO (Russia)
FEATHER GREY (Lithuania)
VISAGINO COUNTRY 2015
COUNTRY BLUES SESSION BAND (Lithuania)
ALEKSANDR BELKIN ALL STARS BAND (Lithuania)
4 FUN (Lithuania)
COUNTRY CIRCUS (Sweden)
JAMES LANN & ASORTI (USA/Lithuania)
NEW DAY (Latvia)
TEXAS MARTHA & THE HOUSE OF TWANG (USA)
VIRGIS STAKĖNAS (Lithuania)
VISAGINO COUNTRY 2014
Edvin Bauers (Latvia)
PeTe Band (Denmark)
Ray Scott (USA)
Modern Earl (USA)
Liane Edwards (USA)
UKUS IN FABULA (ITALY)
Virgis Stakėnas (Lithuania)
„Leo ir Undaroks“ (Lithuania)
„Alvita & K“ (Lithuania)