Tune into TELEFUNKEN’s Live From The Lab YouTube channel this Thanksgiving weekend (11/26 & 27) as we premier six performances from the 2021 Podunk Bluegrass Band Competition.
Recorded and filmed earlier this summer in Goshen, Connecticut, the competition featured performances On The Trail, The West King String Band, The Green Sisters and winners The Bad Oats. You can also catch bonus sets by past winners Beg, Steal or Borrow and Grain Thief.
The winner of the competition was awarded the new TF11 large diaphragm condenser microphone - a product the company has beta tested and developed over the past few years with the assistance of the Podunk Bluegrass Festival and their band competition artists.
Tune in to the following premiers:
Friday, November 26th, 2021
Beg, Steal or Borrow @ 7pm EST
Grain Thief @ 8pm EST
Saturday, November 27th, 2021
On The Trail @ 6pm EST
West King String Band @ 8pm EST
The Green Sisters @ 7pm EST
The Bad Oats @ 9pm EST
The Podunk Bluegrass Festival is a bluegrass festival established in 1996 and takes place in August each year in Connecticut, United States. The festival features local, regional, and national bluegrass musicians. Besides four days of music on the main stage, the festival hosts band and songwriting competitions, a kid's bluegrass academy, workshops with headlining bands, and separate picking and quiet camping areas.
This year's Main Stage festivities kick off on Thursday, August 12, 2021 with the annual Band Competition sponsored by TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik. The winner will be awarded the new TF11 large diaphragm condenser microphone - a product the company has beta tested and developed over the past few years with the assistance of the Podunk Bluegrass Festival and their band competition artists. The festival sound will be handled by the fantastic team at Rosewood Sound from Syracuse, NY.
For more information about this years Podunk Bluegrass Festival, please visit there website here.
Past Podunk Bluegrass TELEFUNKEN Band Competition Winners have been invited to record on TELEFUNKEN Soundstage. Check out a playlist of artists below including Beg Steal or Borrow, Man About A Horse, Mile Twelve and Pretty Saro.
A playlist of past Podunk Bluegrass TELEFUNKEN Band Competition performances can be viewed here: