Photo by Susan Brown

The Shady Grove Band has been touring Europe since 1982. they have performed in such diverse locations as France, Germany, Austria, spain, Switzerland, Holland, and in the principality of Andorra.

The band has performed more than two hundred shows overseas, with performances ranging from radio broadcasts, to national television in France and Spain, in addition to concerts and workshops. The tremendous response of European audiences for The Shady Grove Band has led them back for their tenth and most recent tour in November of 1994.

"The music conveys an extraordinary power. It is a triumph. One cannot count the encores."
      Ouest France News, France

"The superb musical abilities of the four Americans, and their catchy rhythms and their natural, unpretentious but entertaining stage show inspired the audience to raving applauses...No wonder that after the show the people did not want The Shady Grove Band to leave the stage, noisily demanding encore after encore.."
      Gunsberger News, Germany

"They carried the audience away with their varied repertoire. The folk club treated them to a bottle of champagne to celebrate the end of their tour, and only after their third encore did Shady Grove set out on their journey home."
      Villingen Newspaper, Germany

"Even if one is not familiar with bluegrass music, the listener feels the authenticity of Shady Grove's music...After shouting enthusiastically for encore after encore, many of the spectators returned not only for the next concert, but even two times."
      Back Up Magazine, Toulouse, France