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Bill Evans - The Banjo In America

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
8:00 PM

"Bill is able to reach into the banjo's past to make a sublime statement of its future...to create a sound firmly rooted in tradition but still fresh and vital." - Tim Bond, Bluegrass Now


Bill Evans is well-known within the bluegrass music community not only as a great musician, but also as a teacher, writer and scholar. The Banjo in America brings together these interests in a unique presentation designed for general audiences and the concert stage.


In The Banjo in America , 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 American music.


This show pre-empts our regular Tuesday Feature/Open Stage. Doors open 7:30 pm. Advance tickets at Brown Paper Tickets $20 general; $15 for VBA Members. Tickets are also sold at any VBA event. Price at the door is $20 for all.

Cost: Category: Concerts | Music
    Country | Bluegrass
Location: First Church of Christ, Scientist
1205 Pandora Ave, Victoria
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Tickets

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