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Bill Evans on banjo Saturday, April 11, 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. Mountain Time (Denver, CO)

Free Online Banjo Workshop on Facebook Live: Up-The-Neck Scruggs-Style Backup for Bluegrass Banjo to support the IBMA Trust Fund  

Everywhere on your digital device!

Hey banjo players! Join me for this online workshop via Facebook Live right here on this page: https://www.facebook.com/BillEvansBanjo

You can support Bill by tipping to PayPal.me/BillEvansBanjo. 25% of your donation will be passed along to the IBMA Trust Fund.

Some of the most exciting elements of bluegrass banjo are the fancy, up-the-neck techniques and licks pioneered by Earl Scruggs, J. D. Crowe and Sonny Osborne that banjo players use to support the lead singer and provide a contrasting point of interest in the band sound. Topics to be discussed include movable chord shapes and vamping, up-the-neck backup patterns using the F and D chord shapes, the "In The Mood" roll, the "Six White Horses" and "Salty Dog Blues" backup licks, Teardrop/Slow Song backup and much more. Tab examples will be presented for everything that will be covered in the session but it's not necessary to read tab well to get a lot out of this workshop. Email me at bill@billevansbanjo.com for tabs!

Saturday, April 18, 7 p.m. Mountain Time

The Banjo in America on Facebook Live to benefit the Walker Creek Music Camp  

Anywhere in the world: Watch on your phone, tablet or computer!
You can support this free concert by making a donation to PayPal.me/BillEvansBanjo. 25% of your donations will be passed along to the Walker Creek Music Camp.

Bill makes his Facebook Live concert debut with "The Banjo in America," presenting over 250 years of music on a variety of historical banjos. You'll hear everything from 19th century minstrel banjo to classic banjo, 20th century folk and bluegrass styles and generous helpings of Bill's original tunes & arrangements.

Sunday, April 19: Noon, Mountain Time

Bluegrass Trio Harmony Singing Crash Course with the Evans Family: a Facebook Live online event benefiting the Walker Creek Music Camp  

Anywhere in the world on your computer, tablet or phone
You can leave a tip at PayPal.me/BillEvansBanjo. Bill is donating 25% of proceeds of this event to the Walker Creek Music Camp.

For all folks who sing or who would like to sing no prior experience necessary! Harmony singing is an important and tremendously fun part of bluegrass music. In this session, you'll experience close harmony bluegrass singing and learn how this is different from the kind of singing you might have encountered in choirs and in church singing. You will try your voice out for each of the three parts in a bluegrass trio (called the lead, tenor & baritone) and you'll explore the different ways to arrange these parts depending upon the range of the singers and the key of the song. You'll also understand how to arrange parts when men and women are singing together and learn the secrets of finding a harmony part on the fly in a jam session. All ages are welcome and there's no need to bring an instrument just bring yourself, as many friends as possible and your voices!

Sunday, June 28 to July 4

Bill returns to the Swannanoa Gathering  

Asheville, NC: Warren Wilson College
The is a terrific event in the western North Carolina mountains! A *great* musical experience! More info soon!

Saturday, July 11: 8 p.m. concert, 7 p.m. doors

Crary, Evans & Barnick at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley  

Berkeley, CA: 2020 Addison Street
Celebrating the release of our "Prime Time" CD. More details soon!

Thursday to Saturday, September 17-19

Crary, Evans, & Barnick at the 49th Annual Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS  

Winfield, KS: Cowley County Fairgrounds


Thursday to Sunday, October 1-4

Bill teaches at the Great Lakes Music Camp, West Olive, Michigan  

West Olive, MI: Camp Blodgett, 10451 Lakeshore Drive
This is a great camp! More details soon!

Thursday to Sunday, October 8 to 11

Bill at the Desert Night Acoustic Music Camp  

Kingston, NM: Black Range Lodge
Bill joins the Hard Road Trio at this outstanding New Mexico event. Come join me!

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