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In Concert and Teaching with Alan Munde in California, April 1-11, 2016

Posted by bevans on Saturday, March 12, 2016

Hi again friends,

I'm excited about my upcoming early April tour with Alan Munde. We'll be performing and teaching from the San Diego and Los Angeles areas to the Central Coast, up to the San Francisco Bay Area and over to Sacramento before landing at the Walker Creek Music Camp in Petaluma. Here are all of the details and thanks for your interest! If you have any specific questions on the workshops or the tour, please email me at bill@billevansbanjo.com. All the best, Bill Evans

Alan Munde & Bill Evans April 2016 California Tour

Friday, April 1: La Jolla, CA (San Diego area): San Diego Bluegrass Society Free Concert & Workshops, La Jolla Christian Church, 627 Genter Street. 7 p.m. show, doors at 6:45 p.m. with afternoon workshops from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Donations solicited at concert, workshop admission is $40. Alan teaches “Creating Solos To Songs” for intermediate & advanced students and Bill teaches “Jam Survival Skills for New Players” for beginning & intermediate players. Contact Dennis Nowack at 503-754-1875 for workshop reservations or just show up! Info at http://www.sandiegobluegrass.org.

Saturday, April 2: Culver City, CA (Los Angeles area): Concert & workshop at Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Blvd. Concert at 8 p.m., doors at 7:30. $20 admission. Workshop for all levels from 3 to 5 p.m. Phone 310-398-2583 or email info@boulevardmusic.com for reservations or visit http://www.boulevardmusic.com/livemusic.

Sunday, April 3: Atascadero, CA, Roger Siminoff House Concert & Banjo Workshop, address & directions given after making a reservation. Concert at 6 p.m., $20 admission. Banjo workshop at 3:30 p.m., $35 admission includes pizza dinner. Phone 805-801-8750 or email siminoff@siminoff.net or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2504731 for info and reservations.

Monday, April 4: El Cerrito, CA: Ifshin Violins, 6420 Fairmount Avenue, 7:30 p.m. $25 admission, reservations recommended by contacting Bill Evans at bill@billevansbanjo.com or phone 510-528-1924. This concert has sold out in previous years!

Wednesday, April 6: Los Gatos, CA: House Concert in the Great Room at the home of Robert Cornelius & Suzanne Suwanda, 24500 Miller Hill Road, 95033. 7:30 p.m. concert, with optional dinner with the musicians at 6 p.m. by reservation only (limited to 40), or bring your own food and picnic on the grounds. Pre-concert jamming starts at 4 p.m. Concert admission $20, dinner $20. Phone or text to 408-655-3333 or email suwanda@surfnetc.com for reservations.

Thursday, April 7: Folsom, CA: John Hettinger’s Folsom Opry, 113 Puffer Way. Reservations recommended by emailing John at bluegrass@shanuv.com or by phone at 916-990-0719.

Friday to Monday, April 8 to 11: Petaluma, CA, Walker Creek Music Camp. Alan teaches a Bluegrass Banjo Class and Bill teaches a Level 1 & 2 Bluegrass Jam Class. Info at http://www.walkercreekmusiccamp.org. Alan's class is full but you can sign up on a waiting list.

Alan Munde & Bill Evans On Tour in CA, April 1-11

Banjo legend Alan Munde and that-other-guy-from-California, Bill Evans, are joining forces once again on the West Coast for a special duo tour. The good news for California banjo fans is that this time, they’ll be touring up and down the state, playing and teaching from San Diego and Los Angeles up through the Central Coast and the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento areas before arriving to teach at the Walker Creek Music Camp in Petaluma on April 8.  This very special, one-of-a-kind concert and teaching tour brings together two of the most important and influential bluegrass banjo players of the last several decades, performing bluegrass, original compositions, fiddle tunes on banjo, beautiful slow songs and much, much more – including their entertainment-defying polka medley. And they’re also funny!

Alan Munde began his long career in bluegrass music with the 1968 recording of Poor Richard's Almanac featuring 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 several 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 books Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies & Banjo For Dummies, are two of the world's most widely read books on the instrument and his 2012 CD In Good Company charted #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. Bill’s latest CD release is Songs That Are Mostly Older Than Us recorded with the 84-year old Chattanooga, Tennessee fiddler Fletcher Bright and Norman & Nancy Blake. To learn more, visit www.billevansbanjo.com.



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