SATURDAY, January 23
Doors at 7 music at 7:30 $20 (all money goes to the musicians)
Bill Evans is one of the West’s most skilled and sought-after banjo players. For this show, Bill brings a bunch of his best banjos and presents a wonderful history of American traditional music. Bill presents music from his chart-topping recordings and takes the listener on a musical adventure, following the banjo from its West African roots to the New World, performing musical examples from the 1700’s to the present day on vintage instruments. From an 18th century African dance tune to the music of the Civil War, from early ragtime to folk and bluegrass, to Bill’s own incredible original music, The Banjo in America illuminates as well as entertains, exposing audiences to over 250 years of traditional music.
Bill is the author of two of the most popular banjo books in the world and is a California Bluegrass Association Music Camp veteran. He has appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion” and performed with the San Francisco Symphony. He has toured internationally on his own and with acoustic luminaries David Bromberg, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, John Reischman, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Jody Stecher and Tony Trischka, among many others. Bill’s annual California Banjo Extravaganza concerts have attracted sellout crowds throughout northern California.
Reservations required to assure you a seat: firstname.lastname@example.org or 510 525-9248.