• Cherryholmes in the NY Times

    Thanks go out to our friend Bill Evans, west coast banjoist and renowned instructor of the five string, for pointing us to this fine review of a free show by Cherryholmes in New York City's Madison Square Park this past

  • Crowe, Cushman joins NashCamp staff

    J. D. Crowe and Charlie Cushman join Sonny Osborne, Alan Munde, Ned Luberecki, Bill Evans and Frank Neat to round out the teaching staff for the 8th Annual NashCamp Banjo Retreat, October 17-19th at the Hachland Hills Vineyard in Joelton,

  • Bill Evans: The Banjo in America

    Known far and wide as a scholar specializing in banjo music, Bill Evans is bring the banjo to America. Bill performs in variety of ensemble settings, including his band Rustler's Moon, and shows with fiddler Megan Lynch. Bill also works as

  • A Cracked Christmas tale

    Banjo picker Bill Evans, author of the popular Banjo For Dummies book, recalls his Christmas of the banjo... It was Christmas 1970 and, even though my eight track tape player was constantly playing George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and John

  • NashCamp Banjo Retreat This Weekend

    More than 60 banjo players will converge in the small town of Cumberland Furance, TN this weekend for the 7th Annual NashCamp Banjo Retreat. Hosted by Sonny Osborne and Bill Evans, this year's camp also features multi-IBMA award winner Tony

  • Cryos For A Cause

    The American Made Banjo Company has launched a new fund raising effort based on their line of cryogenically-treated banjo strings. The program is called Cryos For A cause, and offers a dozen or more signature banjo string sets recommended by

  • Banjo For Dummies now available

    Banjo For Dummies, the book from Wiley Publishing we first told you about last December, is now available for sale. Written by Bill Evans, noted banjo instructor and subject of three popular AcuTab DVDs, this is the first bluegrass release

  • Parking Lot Pickers Songbook for banjo

    Here's a new Mel Bay release that is sure to become an important reference for banjo pickers. Parking Lot Picker's Songbook - Banjo Edition includes well over 200 popular songs, complete with chords, lyrics and the basic melody presented in

  • Music Theory for Dummies

    Anytime I teach at banjo workshops - or spend time with serious beginner-to-intermediate pickers - I hear questions about the best way to learn something about music theory - the structure and "rules" that govern how we define musical tones

  • Bluegrass Banjo Master Class DVD from AcuTab

    Bill Evans is surely one of bluegrass music's most widely regarded banjo instructors, having taught hundreds of students, both privately and at camps and workshops all over the world. He has been featured in two popular instructional DVDs from AcuTab,