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Bill Evans Northwest Concert & Workshop Tour, Jan 25-29

Posted by bevans on Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hi Folks,

I’m heading up to the Northwest once again from the San Francisco Bay Area to present my solo concert “The Banjo in America” and to teach a day of banjo workshops at Dusty Strings in Seattle on Saturday, January 28.

In “The Banjo in America,” I present music from the late 1700’s to the present day on nine different historical instruments, including an African ekonting, 19th century minstrel banjos, early 20th century classic-era instruments, a cello banjo, a prewar Gibson Mastertone Granada flathead and even an Allan Beardsell electric banjo. To learn more, visit my homepage at

This concert explores the roots of jazz, and old-time and bluegrass banjo while presenting a dizzying variety of modern three-finger banjo styles and generous helpings of original music.

All the best,

Bill Evans

Bill Evans 2012 Northwest Tour

Wednesday, January 25: Portland, OR: Abbie Weisenbloom House Concert in Inner SE Portland, 7:30 p.m. concert, 6:30 p.m. potluck. Contact Abbie at or phone 503-233-4945 to reserve a seat and for directions. $15 donation, $10 students. As of Sunday, January 22nd, this concert is sold out. However, Abbie is maintaining a waiting list and thinks that there will be space for five or six more folks - contact her now if you’re interested in attending!

Thursday, January 26: Olympia, WA: Traditions Café & World Folk Art, 300 5th Avenue SW, 8 p.m., show info at 360-705-2819, with special guest Corey Evans on percussion. $15 tickets / $10 students or low income.

Friday, January 27: Bainbridge Island, WA: Island Music Center, 10598 NE Valley Road, concert at 7:30 p.m., doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $15. Phone 206-780-6911 for advance tickets and info.

Saturday, January 28: Seattle, WA: Bluegrass Banjo Workshops at Dusty Strings, 3406 Fremont Ave. North. “Jam Survival Skills” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and “Scruggs Essentials” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. $40 each session or $70 for both. Open to all levels of players. Info at 206-634-1662.

Saturday, January 28: Seattle, WA: Seattle Folklore Society, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Avenue N, 7:30 p.m. concert, tickets $15. Info at 206-528-8523.

Sunday, January 29: Bellingham, WA: Nancy’s Farm, 2030 E. Smith Road, 2 p.m. Donation $8 to $12. Phone 360-966-4640 for reservations. Advance reservations recommended as this show often sells out.

To learn more about Bill, visit

To see video of concert excerpts from “The Banjo in America,” visit Bill’s YouTube channel.

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