Posted by bevans on Sunday, July 6, 2014
I'll be heading to the Pacific Northwest for bluegrass banjo workshops and a concert in Seattle on Saturday, July 12th followed by a Portland house concert that will also stream live on Concert Window on Sunday, July 13th. I hope some of you Northwest pickers will be able to join me! Here's the details:
Saturday, July 12: Seattle, WA, Dusty Strings Bluegrass Banjo Workshops. "Jam Survival Skills" from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and "Working Up Scruggs Style Solos" from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. $40 each session. These workshops are hands on and let's pick style of workshops designed for all levels of players but ideal for those with one or more years of playing experience. Link here for more info. Dusty Strings is at 3406 Fremont Avenue North in Seattle.
Saturday, July 12: Seattle, WA, The Banjo in America at Empty Sea Studios in a special live DVD taping! 6300 Phinney Avenue North, tickets $12 advance / $15 at the door. This concert will also be webcast live via the Roots Channel.
Sunday, July 13: 7:30 pm Pacific Time, anywhere there's a computer! Experience The Banjo in America via Concert Window - watch online from the comfort of your home live from Abbie Weisenbloom's wonderful Portland, Oregon house concert series - it's very close up and intimate and a great way to experience 250 years of banjo music. This is a pay-as-you-go event that begins at 7:30 pm Pacific Time.
Sunday, July 13: Portland, OR, Abbie Weisenbloom's House Concert Series at her home in Inner SE Portland (exact location given after reserving a seat). Pot luck at 6:30 pm, concert at 7:30 pm. Link here for more info and to make a reservation.
A great introduction to The Banjo in America is this Fretboard Journal magazine video Bill Evans Tells The History of the Banjo in 14 Minutes.
Check out other performance and instruction videos on my YouTube channel.
Thanks for your interest and support and I hope to see you online July 12th and 13th!
All the best,
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