CA Banjo Extravaganza this weekend

extraBill Evans’ rolling banjothon series, The California Banjo Extravaganza, is pushing through northern CA this weekend with four more concerts and a workshop for banjo maniacs on the west coast. Each year Bill grabs two other top names in the banjo world, generally players who don’t get out to California much, and presents concerts in his part of the world with an all-star band in tow.

For 2016, Bill has Danny Barnes and Joe Newberry on the roster, supported by John Reischman on mandolin, Jim Nunally on guitar, Chad Manning on fiddle, and Sharon Gilchrist on bass. They’ve played two shows already this week, with this weekend still to go.

The set is constructed from material each of the three banjo pickers have recorded, plus special pieces arranged for multiple fives. Anyone who loves the banjo is sure to enjoy this opportunity to see the best that modern banjo music has to offer.

Remaining shows include:


Get your banjo on this weekend before it’s all over!

Share this:

About the Author

John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.