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Druha trava ( Second Grass )
active from year 1991

Czech world music with bluegrass roots. Started after Krestan and Malina left the band Poutnici. Thanks to ranaissance personality of Robert Krestan and high technical skills of all members, they break all the genre boundaries, both musical and geographical. The band is able to tune into blues, country, rock, jazz as well as classical music, yet the sound remains authentic and unique. The band announced end in 2001 but met again in 2004 in a changed line-up.


Members:

Pavel Malina  (1991-2001) , guitars, vocal, mandoline
Jiri Meisner  (1991-2001) , bass guitar, vocal
Lubos Malina  (since 1991) , banjo, saxophones, vocal, mandoline, clarinet, whistles, guitars
Lubos Novotny  (since 1991) , dobro guitar, steel/slide guitar, vocal, guitars
Robert Krestan  (since 1991) , vocal, guitars, mandoline
Stepan Smetacek  (1998-1999)
Petr Sury  (since 2004) , double-bass, vocal
Emil Formanek  (since 2004) , guitars, vocal, mandoline
Tomas Liska  (since 2010) , double-bass
David Landstof  (since 2010) , drums, percussion
Martin Ledvina, guitars, mandola

Discography:

Czechmate , Venkow / Universal 1998
Good Morning, Friend , Universal 2004
Shuttle To Bethlehem , Indies Happy Trails 2011

compilations / live recs.:

Master serie ( Krestan, Robert ) , Venkow 1998
Best & Last ( Krestan, Robert ) , Venkow / Universal 2001
In Concert ( Krestan, Robert ) , Indies Happy Trails 2015 ,

participation:

Robert Krestan a Druha trava ( Krestan, Robert ) , Bonton 1991
Revival ( Krestan, Robert ) , Monitor 1992
Starodavny svet ( Ancient World ) ( Krestan, Robert ) , Venkow 1994
Live ( Krestan, Robert ) , Venkow / Universal 1995
Pohlednice ( Picture Postcard ) ( Krestan, Robert ) , Venkow 1997 ,
Robert Krestan, Druha trava & Charlie McCoy ( Krestan, Robert ) , Venkow / Universal 2004
Dylanovky ( Krestan, Robert ) , Universal 2007
Marcipan z Toleda ( Marzipan of Toledo ) ( Krestan, Robert ) , Universal 2011


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