Switchgrass Delta bluegrass band to visit Ireland
Homestay music study and an Irish bluegrass festival performance are on the agenda
February 21, 2019
WAITSBURG – Waitsburg's resident bluegrass band, Switchgrass Delta, will head to Ireland this June to study traditional Irish music and to perform at an Irish bluegrass festival. The group is busy raising funds for the long-awaited international trip.
Nearly eight years ago, Chris Philbrook got Kate Hockersmith back in the bluegrass business when he knocked on her door saying he wanted to be a Troublemaker (a member the youth bluegrass band her son had participated in) and travel to Japan like they had.
That parent-led band played throughout the valley for years and traveled to Japan as...