“in the groove” for Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nicky Murray / BealeStreet.be blues radio show / COUNTRYfestival, Belgium

Song and Artist: “Pillow Tree” by Nicky Murray

Nicky Murray, singer-songwriter of Glasgow, Scotland, with violinist Chloe Rodgers
Nicky Murray, singer-songwriter of Glasgow, Scotland, with violinist Chloe Rodgers

images courtesy Nicky Murray website and YouTube


“Pillow Tree” by Nicky Murray

Nicky Murray’s website/music: http://nicky-murray.blogspot.co.uk/

Radio Show: François Braeken’s BealeStreet.be blues show

François Braeken, host of
François Braeken, host of “BealeStreet.be” radio show on Radio Mol, Belgium

images courtesy François Braeken and Radio Mol website

François Braeken hosts “BealeStreet.be” on Radio Mol 105.2 FM in Belgium, presenting blues music.

In addition to his show, François Braeken authors the BealeStreet.be website.

François Braeken's
François Braeken’s “BealeStreet.be” website

images courtesy the BealeStreet.be website

Braeken’s BealeStreet.be website features info about his radio show, the latest CD releases with reviews, an “Artist in the Spotlight,” a photo gallery of artists/events, a “Calendar” page listing music events and major tour news, Concert and Festival page, and finally a page where Braeken acknowledges persons who assist in contributing to the site’s content and CD reviews. The site is written in Dutch.

Bealestreet blog: http://www.bealestreet.be/

François Braeken’s BealeStreet.be radio show airs Thursdays 8-10pm, Belgium time

Listen Live via Radio Mol: http://radiomol.be/

Listen Live via TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Mol-1052-s8986/

Supporter of Americana: COUNTRYfestival of Sint-Truiden, Belgium

COUNTRYfestival, Belgium
COUNTRYfestival, Belgium

images courtesy COUNTRYfestival website

Founded in 2013, this is the third year for Belgium’s COUNTRYfestival, which takes place from August 28-30, 2015 in the city of Sint-Truiden.

COUNTRYfestival is described as Belgium’s “International Festival of American, Bluegrass, and Country” music, featuring three stages and 25 performers from around the globe.

The main location for the festival is located at the town’s historic abbey (“Abdijsite“), where three stages are set up. The “Tower” stage is in front of the abbey’s tower in the courtyard, the “Academy” stage is within halls of the abbey itself, and the third stage is the “Whiskey” stage, in the abbey’s courtyard.

The “Academy” stage is the festival’s newest attraction for more intimate performances.

Excerpt from the official website for COUNTRYfestival (translated from Dutch):

New this year is the indoor stage in the academy hall, The Academy Stage. Here you can enjoy and listen to ‘smaller’ performances. Small in the sense of more acoustic or a smaller, separate, original occupation.

The festival also accommodates visitors with a free campsite some distance away in another area of the town.

The official COUNTRYfestival website:


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