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Pittsburgh Banjo Club

Posted by pawoodwkr on Thursday, January 5, 2012

Went over to the North Side last nite to see the Pittsburgh Banjo Club at the Elks near Allegheny General Hospital. They meet every Wednesday eve. from 8-11 PM, but this is the first time I ever attended. Strictly 4-string tenors though, music from the 20’s and 30’s.bMust have had 30 players on stage, not including a clarinet and 2 trumpeters.Got quite a crowd in there, from 20-somethings with nose rings all the way up to senior citizens on oxygen bottles. Had a chance to talk with a guy named Norm Azinger, a double-bass player mainly for Mac Martin and the Dixie Travelers, but handles a tenor very well. He told me there’s a Bluegrass expo called the Ice Jam next weekend at  the Days Inn in Butler on RT. 8 so I plan to see what that is all about.

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