Bill Evans: The Banjo In America
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 banjo students from all over the world in a career that spans over thirty-five years.
In The Banjo in America, Bill presents the music from his three chart topping CDs but also much more: Bill takes the listener on a musical adventure, following the banjo from its West African roots to the New World, performing musical examples from the 1700's to the present day on vintage instruments. From an 18th century African dance tune to the music of the Civil War, and from early 20th century ragtime to folk and bluegrass banjo styles to Bill's own incredible original music, The Banjo in America illuminates as well as entertains, exposing audiences to over 250 years of banjo music.
Bill is the author of Banjo For Dummies, the most popular banjo book in the world. He has recently appeared on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and performed with the San Francisco Symphony. In addition, he has toured with acoustic luminaries David Grisman, Peter Rowan, John Reischman, and Tony Trischka, among many others.
Bill's 2012 CD In Good Company features over 26 musicians, including the Infamous Stringdusters, Tim O'Brien, and Joy Kills Sorrow performing Bill's innovative compositions that blend jazz, classical, folk and world music influences.. This release topped the Roots Music Report/Cashbox Folk and Bluegrass Charts and was named to many Best Of lists.
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