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FRAGMENT

  • From Bratislava, Slovak Republic (former Czechoslovakia.)
  • Formed in 1983 as a newgrass group by Heinrich Novak (Dobro™) and other musicians.
  • 1993, reformed with Novak, Svata Kotas (banjo), Emil Formanek (guitar), Jiri Pola (bass) and Jana Dolakova (vocals).
  • 1994, released “Sunday Afternoon” album.
  • 1995, showcased at IBMA in Owensboro, Kentucky.
  • 1998, won the SPBGMA European Band competition.
  • 2002, Richard Cifersky joined the group, playing banjo.
  • 2002, played the Grand Old Opry in Nashville.
  • 2004, won the European Bluegrass Music Association (EMBA) award for Band of the Year.
  • 2005, released “Live at Leatherwoods” album and “The Way to Your Heart” album.
  • 2005, went through several personnel changes. New members included Ondrej Kosek (fiddle and guitar) and Petr Brandejs (banjo and guitar). Jana Dolalova married musician Stephen Mougin and moved to Nashville.
  • 2007, Ondra Kosak (guitar, mandolin and fiddle) joined the group.
  • 2010, Cifersky re-joined the group.
  • They have performed in 11 countries and 32 U.S. states. They have recorded 7 albums.
  • 2013, the band reunited for a European tour. (Novak, Dolakova-Mougin, Cifersky, Kosak)
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