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Concerts in Portland, OR; Olympia, Seattle & Bellingham, WA and Dusty Strings workshops! Feb 7-10

Posted by bevans on Monday, February 4, 2013

Hi folks,

It's just about time for my annual Northwest tour and I hope that you'll be able to join me for "The Banjo in America" at one of these great venues:
Thursday, February 7: Portland, OR, Abbie Weisenbloom House Concert, potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. Inner SE Portland address. Phone 503-233-4945 or email to abbiew@froggie.com for reservations. This is a wonderful house concert venue and the food is fantastic! Very intimate, great sound, partially raised stage in the living room - Abbie's shows are among the best in the NW!
Friday, February 8: Seattle, WA, Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Avenue SW, 7:30 p.m. Doors at 7 p.m. Reserved table seats $14, row seating $12 and $10 seniors (subtract $2 for seating via advance reservation). Youth rate $5, pre-schoolers are free! Email kenyonhall@earthlink.net to make a reservation. You'll receive an e-mail confirming your reservation. Info at http://kenyonhall.org
Saturday, February 9: Seattle, WA, Dusty Strings Bluegrass Banjo Workshops. 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. "Rolls, Scales & Melodies: Putting It All Together"; 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. "Back-Up Essentials." $35 each or $60 for both. Phone 206-634-1662 for reservations. Workshops for all levels of players but ideal for high beginners through intermediates. Check out a full description of the workshops at http://store.dustystrings.com/t-3-ms-WK-banjo.aspx?skinid=4
Saturday, February 9: Olympia, WA, Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Avenue SW, 8 p.m. concert. With special guest Corey Evans on percussion. Tickets $15, students/low income $10. Additional info and reservations at 360-705-2819 or visit http://www.traditionsfairtrade.com/pages/tradhome.html
Sunday, February 10: Bellingham, WA, Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Road, 2 p.m. concert. Reserve seats by phoning 360-966-4640. Suggested donation is $8 to $12.
What's "The Banjo in America"? I play over 250 years of music, from West African ekonting music, to 19th century minstrel banjo, early 20th century classic/ragtime and folk and bluegrass styles on up to 9 different historical banjos. I also play generous helpings of original music written in three-finger style, especially from my new CD "In Good Company," featuring 26 guest artists including the Infamous Stringdusters, Tim O'Brien, Laurie Lewis, Joy Kills Sorrow, Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Tashina & Tristan Clarridge and many others. To hear "In Good Company," visit the Bandcamp page for this project: http://billevansbanjo.bandcamp.com/album/in-good-company
Check out this Fretboard Journal video "Bill Evans Tells The History of the Banjo in 14 Minutes:"
Who's Bill Evans? Well, that's me! Over a thirty-five year performing career on both coasts, I've performed with Dry Branch Fire Squad, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Tony Trischka, John Reischman, Laurie Lewis, Kathy Kallick and many others. I'm also the author of "Banjo for Dummies" and I host five instructional DVDs for AcuTab Publications. You can learn more about me by visiting my homepage at www.billevansbanjo.com. Check out assorted videos on my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/BillEvansBanjo
If you love the banjo, I think  you'll enjoy this show. I hope to see you soon!
All the best,

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