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Bill Evans in CA, WA and OR: Concerts and Workshops in January 2011

Posted by bevans on Thursday, January 6, 2011

 Hi folks,

Just a quick shout out that I'll be performing and teaching in northern California, Washington and Oregon this month. Here are all of the details you need and I hope to see some of you BHO members at one of these events:

January 7: Sunnyvale, CA: Bill Evans presents The Banjo In America for the Music Near the Hearth Concert Series at the home of Bruce and Heather Perlitch, 8 p.m., donation $15-20 at the door. Address given after RSVP - space is limited! As of Thursday, January 6, only ten seats remain. Phone 408-736-5935 to reserve your seat. Info

January 8: Walnut Creek, CA: Bill Evans presents" The Banjo In America" in concert for the 2nd Saturday of the Month Concert Series at the Walnut Avenue United Methodist Church, 260 Walnut Avenue 94568, 7:30 p.m. show, doors open at 7 p.m. $10 for individual, $25 for families with 40% of proceeds to be donated to a local charity for hunger relief in the Walnute Creek area. Tickets at the door, info at 925-998-0822. Info at

January 9: Banjo Hangout Online Workshop on "Analyzing Earl Scruggs Solos," 3 p.m. Pacific Time, $25. Contact Eric Schlange at to register. My last BHO workshop was sold out, so register soon! As of Thursday, January 6, only four open slots remain for this session. Info at

January 12: Berkeley, CA: Bill teaches a new six week section of his highly popular, user friendly and downright fun Bluegrass Ensemble Class at the Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison Street. This class designed for players who are ready to move beyond slow jams but aren't quite ready for the stage. If you can strum, pick or otherwise follow along on just a few three chord bluegrass songs, you're ready for this class! All bluegrass instruments and singers are welcome. Class is from 7 to 8:15 p.m. beginning January 12 to February 16. Tuition is $130. Phone 510-644-2020 for more info. or visit the Freight's website and register online. Info at

January 21: Olympia, WA: Bill Evans performs The Banjo in America with special guest Corey Evans at Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art, 300 5th Ave. SW 98501, 8 p.m., tickets $12 general public / $8 students and low income. More info at 360-705-2819. Info at

January 22: Portland, OR: Bill Evans teaches "Working Up Scruggs Style Solos," in an afternoon banjo workshop at the home of Claire Levine from 1 to 3 p.m. $35 admission, for all level players. Phone 503-830-3453 or email to to save a spot. 

January 22: Lake Oswego, OR: Bill performs The Banjo in America and more in a house concert at the Griffin home. Concert at 7:30 p.m. Phone 503-519-6386 or email Kerry for reservations. Seating is limited.

January 23: Bellingham, WA: Bill presents The Banjo in America and more at Nancy's Farm house concert series, 2030 E. Smith Road, 2 p.m. Phone 360-966-4640 for reservations. Info at

January 29: Folsom, CA: Bill presents "Bluegrass Banjo Jam Essentials," a bluegrass banjo workshop open to all levels of students at the home of John Hettinger 113 Puffer Way, from 2 to 4 p.m. $35 admission. This is a "hands on & let's play" session covering back-up strategies, playing in other keys, using the capo, jam etiquette, creating solos on the fly, using licks and much much more. Contact John at or by phone 916-990-0719 for reservations. Contact Bill at or by phone at 510-528-1924 for questions regarding workshop content.

January 29: Folsom, CA: Bill performs The Banjo in America and more at the home of John Hettinger, 113 Puffer Way. 7:30 p.m., suggested donation $15, more info and reservations at or by phone at 916-990-0719.

All the best,

Bill Evans

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