Alan and I are just about halfway through our 2015 Pacific NW tour and we're having a great time! Here are the remaining workshop and concert dates and locations. We hope to see some of you this week in British Columbia and Washington!
All the best,
Tuesday, January 27: Victoria, BC, Canada, Victoria Bluegrass Association concert at First Church of Christ Scientist, 1205 Pandora Avenue, 8 p.m concert, doors at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25 door / $20 members. Info at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 250-388-4520 or visit www.victoriabluegrass.ca.
Wednesday, January 28: Victoria, BC, Canada, Bill and Alan teach Bluegrass Banjo Workshops for all levels, 7 to 10 p.m., location TBA. For all level players. Alan teaches "The Phonetics of Bluegrass Banjo" for beginners/low intermediates and "Creating Solos to Songs" for intermediate/advanced players. Bill teaches "Jam Survival Skills" for beginners/low intermediates and "Up The Neck Backup" for intermediate/advanced students. $60 admission / $50 VBA members. Contact Alan Law at email@example.com for registration.
Thursday, January 29: Chehalis, WA, Jackie Lester’s House Concerts. For reservations, phone 360-748-6068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. $20 prepaid admission.
Friday, January 30: Kennewick, WA, the Mid-Columbia Bluegrass Association presents Banjo and Bluegrass Harmony Singing Workshops at 5 p.m. and a 7:30 p.m. concert, Artmil Design, 5601 W Clearwater Avenue, Suite 109. Info at 509-551-1913. Follow this link to the Mid-Columbia Bluegrass Associations' web page for the event.
Saturday, January 31: Seattle, WA, Bill and Alan teach a Banjo Mini-Camp for all levels of players from 1 to 5 p.m. at Dusty Strings, 3406 Fremont Avenue North. $70 fee for two 75 minute sessions plus a 30 minute session with all students. Info at dustystrings.com. Follow this link to the Dusty Strings website for more info and workshop topics.
Saturday, January 31: Seattle, WA, Bill and Alan in concert with Miles and Karina, Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Avenue NW, 7:30 p.m. show. Follow this link for directions and info.
Alan Munde began his long career in bluegrass music with the 1968 recording of Poor Richard's Almanacfeaturing Sam Bush and Wayne Stewart, followed by a traditional grounding in bluegrass music as a member of IBMA Hall of Fame member Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys. In 1972 Alan Joined his college picking friend Byron Berline in the forward-leaning bluegrass group Country Gazette. Alan continued as the anchor of the group for 21 years. Along the way, he recorded many highly regarded albums including Banjo Sandwich, and the Festival Favorites series. Alan participated in the 2001 IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year, Knee Deep in Bluegrass. His most recent recording is a duo CD with mandolin player Billy Bright titled Bright Munde. He taught in the Bluegrass Music Program at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas for 20 years. Alan has also published many instructional books for Mel Bay, instructional DVDs for Texas Music and Video, and participated in music workshops and camps both in America and Europe. To learn more, visit www.almundesbanjocollege.com and www.alanmundegazette.com.
Bill Evans is an internationally known five-string banjo life force. As a performer, teacher, writer, scholar and composer, he brings a deep knowledge, intense virtuosity and contagious passion to all things banjo, with thousands of music fans and students from all over the world in a career that spans over thirty-five years. In the last two years, Bill has performed all across North America, Canada, England, Russia and Germany and has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony and on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. His book Banjo For Dummies, is the world's most widely read book on the instrument and his 2012 CD In Good Companycharted #1 on the Roots Music Report Folk and Bluegrass Charts and the Folk DJ-List charts. Over a forty year performing career, Bill has played with David Grisman, Peter Rowan, David Bromberg, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Tony Trischka, and Jody Stecher, among many others. He has produced numerous instructional DVDs and books for Mel Bay, AcuTab, Homespun Tapes and the Murphy Method. To learn more, visit www.billevansbanjo.com.
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