Tag: Bill Evans

Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies by Bill Evans

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The folks at Wiley Publishing have generated one of the few print media powerhouses in this age of declining magazine and book sales. Their bright yellow Dummies books seemingly cover every imaginable topic from digital photography to writing computer code. So much so that they […]


Bill Evans and Alan Munde in Bend

| January 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

As part of their west coast tour last week and this, Bill Evans and Alan Munde stopped Thursday evening for a show in Bend, OR. The pair of banjo masters are doing concerts and workshops along the northeastern US and western Canada through the 31st. […]


Bill Evans – What’s in your case?

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lisa Jacobi caught up with Bill Evans backstage for an episode of What’s In Your Case? Bill had three banjos with him, so he had to rush through all of them in just a few minutes.  


Artist2Artist – Bill Evans: It’s Not You. It’s Them.

| April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bill Evans and I met up one morning at this year’s Folk Alliance in Kansas City, Missouri. He had just finished teaching beginner banjo to a handful of workshop attendees. Folk Alliance has added a free, and might I add, robust lineup of instrumental workshops to their conference. […]


The Banjo: A New Day for an Old Instrument

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many folks in California, and travelers from across the country as well, think of Carlsbad, CA as a beach town. To be sure, their beautiful beaches draw a lot of folks to the shore, but like other communities who thrive on the tourist trade, Carlsbad […]


Winners in the 2014 Northern California Bluegrass Awards

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

This past weekend the Northern California Bluegrass Awards were held in Redwood City, CA. These honors are distributed annually by the Northern California Bluegrass Society during their Bluegrass On Broadway festival. Bluegrass traditionalists Bean Creek were the big winners, taking the Best Bluegrass Band award, with […]


Photos from California Banjo Extravaganza

| November 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Bill Evans has shared some photos from his recent California Banjo Extravaganza. For the second year in a row, he brought a pair of prominent banjo pickers out west for a weekend of shows and workshops in northern California. This year it was Sammy Shelor and Tony […]


Bill Evans talks California Banjo Extravaganza

| November 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Banjo fans on the west coast will have another real treat with the assembly of three stellar banjo players Tony Trischka, Sammy Shelor and Bill Evans for four concerts in northern California from November 14th to 17th. This year’s California Banjo Extravaganza, the second, will […]


Checking in with Bill Evans

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s an interview with banjo man Bill Evans, conducted during IBMA week in Raleigh last month. We talked about his two recent recordings (In Good Company and Fine Times at Fletcher’s House), and his upcoming Sonny Osborne Banjo Camp in Nashville.  


Fine Times at Fletcher’s House – Fletcher Bright and Bill Evans

| June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Subtitled Fiddle and Banjo from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, Fine Times at Fletcher’s House, featuring the fiddle of Fletcher Bright and the banjos of Bill Evans, was released earlier this month (June 18). Recorded at 81 year old Fletcher Bright’s Tennessee mountain home December 11-14, 2012, […]