Cifersky, Richard


  • From Pezinok, Slovakia (Slovak Republic).
  • Began playing banjo at age 15.
  • 1998-2002, formed a band called 29 Strings.
  • 1999, co-founded the Slovak Bluegrass Music Association and served as its president (2000-2005).
  • 2002-2005, joined Slovoakian band Fragment.
  • 2004, released his first solo album “New Gallop.”
  • 2006, toured Europe with Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike.
  • 2008, released album “Rainy Day.”
  • 2011, recorded a concert video with The Chapmans.
  • 2012, moved to the USA to work with Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike and other artists.
  • 2013, released “Coming Back for More” album.
  • 2013, formed a band called Bill Faster (in the Slovak Republic).
  • 2014, returned to the USA to work with Kentucky’s Velvet Blue (June) and teach a workshop at Lincoln Memorial University.
  • 2016, worked with Dale Ann Bradley’s band. Returned to the Slovak Republic later that year.