Peter Ruby started guitar in his teens and discovered bluegrass in the 1990s, gaining experience while living in Australia and the U.S., as well as in his Czech homeland. In the U.S. he attended festivals throughout the bluegrass “heartland” and made seven guest appearances at the famous Nashville bluegrass center, The Station Inn.

As a lead singer and bandleader in Prague he was named “Discovery of the Year” in 1998 by the Czech Bluegrass Association. In 2004 he started a regular jam session that continues. Peter shares his years of study of bluegrass singing in his instruction book Secrets of High Lonesome Singing.

Peter Ruby začal hrát na kytaru jako teenager, objevil svět bluegrassu v roce 1994 a získal v něm zkušenosti během doby, kdy žil v Austrálii a USA, jakož i doma v České republice. V USA navštěvoval festivaly v srdci bluegrassu (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee) a sedmkrát hostoval v centru Nashvillského bluegrassu, ve slavné restauraci „The Station Inn“. Jako frontman a kapelník kapely Sunny Side získal cenu “Objev roku” Bluegrassové asociace České republiky za rok 1998. V roce 2004 v Praze rozjel pravidelný otevřený jam session, který dodnes pokračuje. Peter sdílí léta studia bluegrassového zpěvu ve své příručce „Secrets of High Lonesome Singing“ (Tajemství High Lonesome zpěvu).

“Jam Camp in Prague was one of the best times I had during almost 16 years in Europe. The best part was when we broke into groups to practice jamming together. Peter Ruby really stood out. He mentored our group with patience, skill, and good humor. No pressure, just strong encouragement. He made me feel at ease so I could give it my best.”
“…. encouraging, always patient and nice and most of all enthusiastic about the topic of the camp. Ever since I attended the camp my approach to music and Bluegrass has been different. I now know what I need to practice to improve.”

Prague, Czech Republic

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