Updates: 10/20/2021 11:03 AM
Released: 20.10.2021, 11:03
Prague – The Pilgrim Band will celebrate 50 years of existence with commemorative concerts on October 22 at the Barikádníky House of Culture in Prague and on October 25 at the Sono Center in Brno. The guests will be Malina Brothers and Trapery with Robert Křesťan. Some former members also performed with the current Pilgrims. The end of the evening will belong to the most successful era of the band from the turn of the 80’s and 90’s. Robert Křesťan, Luboš Malina, Jiří Karas Pola, František Linhárek, Zdeněk Kalina and Miroslav Hulán will stand side by side on the stage. Roman Helcl fulfills CTK about it on behalf of the organizer.
“The highlight of the evening will be a group from the” golden age “of the Pilgrims. Only instead of Jiří Plock, who will moderate the whole evening, Pavel Páca Petržela will be surprised. He played in Poutníky just before Jirka, “said concert promoter David Němeček.” The musicians together include hits such as Whistling, I wrote my name on the wall, To All Christopher Columbus, Let’s Drink, Wayfaring Stranger or Apropos country. At the end, of course, there will be a popular doll or Will The Circle Be Unbroken, “he added.
The Pilgrims were formed in 1970. Unlike many bluegrass bands that played American classics with Czech lyrics, they relied more on their own songs. “When we joined the band in the early eighties, we soon started playing music in a new line-up that the traditional American country could hardly be matched with. In the end, we couldn’t take over classic bluegrass songs at all because they didn’t suit who we were Svaťa Kotas, a banjo player at the time who was very original and instrumentally distinctive, and of course my songs, played a role in this. years of playing with Denimers.
Back in 1990, Pilgrims in the United States won the Society’s Award for the Preservation and Development of American Bluegrass for Best Non-American Album of the Year for their albums Wayfaring Stranger and Chrome Horses. Shortly afterwards, the paths of the musicians in this group parted ways. Christian and Malina headed to the Second Grass, Plocek founded Teagrass, František Linhárek devoted himself only to managerial activities. Today, the band performs in Jiří Pola, Jan Máca, Jakub Bílý and Petr Vošta.
Four years ago, Pilgrims recorded with the title Pilgrims-The Golden Age 1983-1991, commemorating 30 years since the release of their debut album. The compilation also includes remakes of rock hits such as Jethro Tull’s Draft Horses or Telegraph Road from the Dire Straits repertoire.