The bluegrass unit called Druha Trava continues to be crafting their very own traditional folk-rock sound since 1991 once the band formed in its native Czech Republic. Their multi-instrumentation is certainly solid and quite elaborate in recording the audio of Central European countries. Druha Trava, this means “Second Lawn,” came jointly under the brain of international nation/bluegrass superstar Robert Krestan. Krestan’s like for the five-string banjo stems back again to his like for Pete Seeger, who performed in Krestan’s indigenous homeland in 1982. Seeger’s present pushed Krestan to search out American folk, and he directed to create it appropriate in Czech music. He brought music artists Lubos Malina (banjo), Jiri Mesner (bass), Martin Ledvina (electric guitar), and Lubos Novotny (dobro) to finish Druha Trava, and their restricted sound has attained global reputation, including honours for “Music group of the entire year” with the Czech documenting industry. They have scored gigs alongside bluegrass and folk forerunners such as for example Ricky Skaggs, Peter Rowan, Davy Spillane, and Béla Fleck aswell. The band agreed upon to Compass Information and released Czechmate, their 6th studio record and initial U.S. discharge in 1999. New Independence Bell followed almost a year later.