• Bill Evans and the History of the Banjo

    West coast banjoist extraordinaire Bill Evans shared this video he shot for the folks at The Fretboard Journal back in January of this year, which is only just now available online. In it, Bill offers a short history of our beloved

  • Kaleidoscope – Snap Jackson

    Antonio Borrego III just doesn't have the right ring for a bluegrass/old time performer, even in northern California. So the young man who developed a fascination with the music just six short years ago became Snap Jackson, and has released a

  • Bill Evans on with Katy Daley

    Bill Evans will be a guest on Wednesday morning's Katy Daley Show on WAMU's Bluegrass County. He'll be on with Katy at 9:00 a.m. to talk about his appearance at the 5th Annual Mike Seeger Old Time Banjo Festival at The

  • Distance Between Two Points video

    The music video we referenced last week from Bill Evans' new album, In Good Company, has been released online. It's for the album's opening track, The Distance Between Two Points, a banjo instrumental Bill wrote with his daughter, Corey. The tune was

  • Bill Evans live concert stream

    I spoke yesterday with California banjo player Bill Evans as he was driving north from the Bay Area to do shows this weekend in Washington and Oregon. Both tonight (6/1) in Seattle, and Saturday in Bend, will find him doing

  • Bill Evans is In Good Company

    Bill Evans, noted west coast banjoist and instructor, has released his latest recording, In Good Company, on his own Native & Fine label. The concept of this project is collaboration, with Bill inserted into a pair of established new grass bands

  • Banjos with the San Francisco Symphony

    As part of a tribute to San Francisco-based philanthropist Warren Hellman, who passed away this past December, the San Francisco Symphony will include a suite of banjo music in their concerts this week. Hellman, a banjo player himself, was a

  • Harmony Singing Made Easy DVD

    The latest instructional DVD release from The Murphy Method is Harmony Singing Made Easy, featuring Bill Evans, Janet Beazley, and Chris Stuart along with Murphy Henry. Using some very familiar jam session standards - Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Bury Me Beneath the

  • The torch is passed

    Bill Evans describes this touching tribute to Earl Scruggs from yesterday's memorial service in Nashville. I had the honor and privilege of attending the memorial service for Earl, held at the Ryman Auditorium on Sunday, April 1. There was one incredibly