1/31 - Bluegrass banjo legends Alan Munde & Bill Evans with Miles & Karina @ Ballard Homestead, 7:30pm. $15 / $20
Ballard Homestead
Seattle, WA
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Saturday Jan 31, 2015 7:30 PM - Saturday Jan 31, 2015 10:00 PM | $15.00


1/31 - Bluegrass banjo legends Alan Munde & Bill Evans with Miles & Karina @ Ballard Homestead, 7:30pm. $15 / $20

1/31 - Bluegrass banjo legends Alan Munde & Bill Evans with Miles & Karina @ Ballard Homestead.   $15 advance / $20 at the door

7:30 show, 7:00 doors open

{Ballard Homestead is at 6541 Jones Ave NW in Ballard. Free street parking around the neighborhood or try 23rd Ave about a block away. Restaurants and bars are a couple blocks away on 24th.}

Banjo Legends Alan Munde & Bill Evans - together for the first time! Join us for this very special, one-of-a-kind concert bringing 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. 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 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 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. To learn more, visit www.billevansbanjo.com.

"Bill Evans does for the five-string banjo what Van Gogh did for colour . . .treats it in a different way and then shares it with you. And his recent release 'In Good Company' is a virtuoso master class in exploring bluegrass from the tradition to the far edges of alternative." Tom Franks, FolkWords

"Not content to regurgitate a rehash of banjo clich├ęs, Evans walks out on the limb and takes control of the entire tree." Pete Kuykendall, Bluegrass Unlimited

"It's one thing to be a strong progressive banjo player; another to excel at the traditional end of the spectrum. To be able to add an indelible mark to the whole history of the instrument is getting ridiculous. High kudos to Bill Evans." Tony Trischka

"The banjoist has a world view shared by a precious few. It shows in the breadth of his own bluegrass playing and, especially, through his composing. Evans infuses his work with hints of jazz, classical and music of other realms, all fitting snuggly into his conception of the bluegrass sound. " David Royko, The Chicago Tribune

"One of the best banjo pickers on the planet." Mark Wittington, San Jose Mercury News, Jan. 2006

Miles and Karina have been delighting audiences for 18 years with their quirkish music and creative presentation. They have released 3 CD's of mostly original music - songs of food, heartbreak, dancing, shopping always with a sense of humor and always with compelling melodies and tones. Karina plays the accordion, Miles plays guitar, banjo, fiddle, viola and both of them sing. They are perhaps best known as composers of silent film scores. In 2013, they were commissioned by the Seattle International Film Festival in conjunction with The British Film Institute to score two silent Alfred Hitchcock films and perform the scores live for SIFF's "Hitchcock 9" film series. 2013 also saw them score a series of silent, animated films and commercials by '20's filmmaker Lotte Reiniger for The Northwest Film Forum's Children's Film Festival. Currently they are scoring Buster Keaton's "Steamboat Bill Jr."  for NWFF's Children's Film Festival's 10th anniversary.

"Step into the stylish world of Miles & Karina where the colors are of a higher chroma, the weather is studio-lot perfect and the music has been pre-selected to improve your mood. You will smile and they will smile back." Tim O'Brien


6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show, all ages, mostly seated

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Ballard Homestead (View)
6541 Jones Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
United States


Music > All Ages
Music > Bluegrass
Music > Folk

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!