BlueGround is an American country music group from Czech Republic composed of brothers Marek Mikulas (lead vocals, electric guitar), and Martin Mikulas (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo) and rounded out by a selection of skillful musicians. Jaroslav Teska (bass guitar, vocals) is a founding member and important cornerstone of the band, other members of the line-up is Filip Vrba (fiddle) and rock solid drummer Pavel Martinek.
The band was founded in 2001 and since 2013 has been performing in the current personnel. The band has played hundreds of festival gigs, club performances or concerts at different venues in Czech Republic and around Europe. In 2008 it received a special Award by The Main Scene Of Country Music in CR. In 2015, the band took the 1st place at the International Country Music Awards 2015, as well as The Best Original Song Award 2015 with „There´s Room In Here For Two“.
BlueGround´s repertoire features smash hits of contemporary and traditional country music as well as country rock or bluegrass classics, but the band also works on original material. The essential philosophy leads towards individual creativity and invention but always with deep respect to the best acts of American country music of today and past. A variety of musical instruments and artistry of the players together with five vocals enables to accomplish a full- band sound. Almost all members of the band have long experience from performing in various musical groupings, ranging from bluegrass to country and beat. Deep passion for country music connects them all. Basically all members have experience with studio work and have many CDs and radio recordings under the belt.
In the spring of 2013, BlueGround was asked to back up an extremely talented country singer Klara at the festival gig and the collaboration was so well accepted that Klara stayed with the band ever since. Klara, already loved by thousands, toured all over Europe and Canada as the lead singer of the Country Sisters and shared stage with Terri Clark, Tanya Tucker, Carlene Carter, Wanda Jackson, Lonestar and the Bellamy Brothers just to name a few. Her collaboration with BlueGround is a perfect match of two genuine acts.
In 2012, still without Klára, BlueGround released their first album entitled “Love&Alcohol“completely featuring Czech material and therefore focusing on the Czech market and airplay. In the spring of 2015 comes out the second album entitled BlueGround & Klára – “Room For Two” which is a project featuring all English songwriting and is also supported by the band´s first official music video.