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April & May workshops and concerts

Posted by bevans on Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Howdy folks! The UK was great - fantastic! Thanks to all of those UK Banjo Hangout members who helped make the tour become a reality. A big thanks to Frank Brown of London for loaning us his great flat for the better part of a week and stocking the refrigerator full of food for two hungry musicians. April and May are going to be very busy, with a full slate of California and Massachusetts workshops and concerts. Here's the lowdown: April 15, 22, 29 & May 6, 20 & 27 : Berkeley, CA: Bill returns to co-teach a spring session with Ran Bush at the New directed slow jam class at the Fifth String music store, 3051 Adeline Street, 7:30 to 9 p.m. This class is designed for players with little to no experience playing with others in bluegrass and old-time jams. Open to all instruments. Walk-ins are welcome. Bill will be co-teaching this class with Ran Bush, and special guest teachers. Sessions on April 15 and 22 will be with Megan Lynch. For more information, contact Ran at 510-525-8156 or April 12: San Jose, CA: Bill Evans presents The Banjo In America, at the home of Kerri Antes, 8 p.m. admission is $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Advance reservations recommended as seating is limited. For more info, phone 408-997-8253 or email to Directions given after reserving a seat! April 19: Folsom, CA: Bill Evans and Megan Lynch, Fiddle and Banjo Workshops, Into to Jamming Workshop and house concert at the home of John Hettinger, 113 Puffer Way. Banjo Workshop :Play Great Backup Now! from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., $30. Intro to Jamming Workshop (for all instrumentalists and singers) from 3 to 5:00 p.m., $20. House concert at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., $15. To register for the house concert, contact John at or phone 916-990-0719. To register for the workshops, contact Maria Nadauld, 510-582-2797, Advance reservations for workshops and concert are recommended. April 21: San Francisco, CA: Bill Evans and Megan Lynch, Amnesia, 853 Valencia St. (between 19th and 20th Sts.). Bill and Megan will perform one full set around 9 p.m. Admission is free. This concert is part of the Bluegrass Tonic Concert Series sponsored by the California Bluegrass Association. 49 Special and the Lovin 44s will also appear. May 7: Berkeley, CA: Bill opens for and plays with Las Cruces, New Mexico mandolin and guitar player Steve Smith, Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 1111 Addison Street, doors open 7:30 p.m., show time 8 p.m. Info at 510-548-1761. Steve performed with Bill at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in 2005 and 2006 and played with Bill in Virginia in the 1980's in the band Cloud Valley. Info at May 11: Berkeley, CA: Bill appears with Kathy Kallick and Friends for her 19th Annual Mother's Day celebration, Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 1111 Addison Street, doors open 12:30 p.m., show time 1 p.m. Admission is $7.50 kids, $9.50 adults. More info at 510-548-1761. Info at May 15: Lexington, MA, Banjo Extravaganza Concert, National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, 02421, doors open at 7 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Info at May 16-18: Groton, MA, Banjo Camp North, a great three day bluegrass and old-time camp in New England. One of my favorite camps of all time! Info at I'm also in the studio in April and May, continuing to work on my duo project with fiddler Megan Lynch. I'm very excited about the direction we're heading! Steve Mougin is producing. More on this later! All the best to everyone and thanks for your continued support! Sincerely, Bill Evans May 19: Sharon, MA: Bill Evans presents The Banjo In America for Sharon House Concerts, 34 Livingston Road. $20 admission. For reservations, email or phone 781-784-4408.

2 comments on “April & May workshops and concerts”

Unplugged Says:
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 @11:56:48 AM

Good to hear/see that you are doing so well and have been enjoying your travels/teaching. I always hope that you will be doing a workshop near my Philadelphia, PA area, but "tain't been happening, it seems. So I will be content to tunnel through your Power Pickin' I DVD. Good stuff - lots to be absorbed. Thanks for all that you do.

TopCat Says:
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 @5:19:07 PM

Thanks for brilliant entertainment at the Sore Fingers camp Bill - your concerts with Tony Trischka and Megan Lynch were wonderful not to mention the moody duet with Danny Thompson on bass! You certainly have a busy Stateside schedule ahead of you too. Cheers, Maria (from John Dowling's beginner class!)

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