Tag: Bill Evans

Bill Keith remembered, part 2

| December 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

In the spirit of yesterday’s Bill Keith remembrance, several of his fellow banjo players have shared their thoughts about Bill. Bill Evans, performer, educator, composer and author, remembers Keith’s love of a cappuccino and his culinary abilities … “As is the case for many of […]


2015 California Banjo Extravaganza

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 2015 California Banjo Extravaganza is set to roll across the northern sections of the Golden State later this week. Host and performer Bill Evans has brought top banjo pickers from the eastern and central portions of the country to entertain in his backyard each Fall […]


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 […]