East-West is a band from Slovakia and the Czech Republic founded in 2011. The band plays mostly modern bluegrass music influenced by other genres like folk music, new acoustic music, jazz etc. Its set list contains original songs and instrumentals as well as innovatively interpreted covers of some well known songs. East-West recorded a 5-song demo in 2011. In 2012, they were awarded #2 European Bluegrass Band 2012 at the European World of Bluegrass Festival in the Netherlands and they won the band contest at the La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France in 2013. A debut CD “East-West” was released in May 2014. The current lineup with Richard Ciferský on banjo was formed in 2017.