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The Sieker Band: Dec. 17

 

Sieker Band 2016Bluegrass and country musicians The Sieker Band will appear in the Georgetown Public Library’s popular “Live Music at the Library” series. They will perform on Sunday, December 17, at 2 p.m. in the library lobby.

Rolf & Beate Sieker started their professional music career in Berlin, Germany. They played many concerts in Germany, toured throughout Europe, appeared on television and radio, and recorded five albums, two in Nashville and three in Berlin. In 1997 they moved to Nashville and since 2000 they have lived near Austin, live music capital of the world.

Rolf Sieker was one of the first 5-string banjo players in Europe. In 1975 he recorded the first bluegrass album in Germany. In Europe, Rolf played with Bill Monroe, Byron Berline, Dan Crary, Mark O’Connor, Dave Dudley, Bill Clifton and many more. He won the Texas State Banjo Championship in 2001. He recorded studio sessions with Ray Benson & Asleep At The Wheel, Kelly Willis, Bill & Bonnie Hearne, Dale Watson, Red Volkaert, Trace Atkins, Rod Moag, Julie Chadbourne, Lantana, Bruce Robison, The Carper Family, Malford Milligan and many others. Rolf now also plays with Bob Schneider’s Texas Bluegrass Massacre, which was named ‘Best Performing Bluegrass Band’ at the 2008 and 2009 Austin Music Awards.

Beate Sieker plays acoustic guitar and occasionally upright bass. Her vocals have become the trademark of The Sieker Band, generating a lot of fans. Influenced by Texas singer/songwriters, her repertoire consists of songs written by Bill & Bonnie Hearne, Steven Fromholtz, Willie Nelson, Steve Gillette, Karla Bonhoff, Ian Tyson, Townes Van Zandt, Bill Monroe and many others. Beate is one of the finest rhythm guitar players around.

For more information about The Sieker Band, visit siekerband.com or read this interview with Rolf Sieker from the Central Texas Bluegrass Association Newsletter.

Free and open to the public, this performance is a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library. Come and go, or have a seat in the library lobby and enjoy the concert.

The Georgetown Public Library is located at 402 W. Eighth Street in Georgetown.