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Northern California Bluegrass Society Lifetime Achievement Awards

Jack TuttleThe Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced that the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards will honor four long-time bluegrass music teachers — Bill Evans, Steve Palazzo, Jack Tuttle, and Lee Anne Welch. The awards will be presented on January 25, 2014 as part of the Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theater in Redwood City.

2nd Annual California Banjo Extravaganza Nov 14-17

Tony Trischka, Sammy Shelor, Bill EvansBluegrass music banjo artist/instructor/composer Bill Evans wants to let you know about a series of four northern California concerts and an afternoon of workshops featuring banjo legends Tony Trischka, Sammy Shelor, Sharon Gilchrist, John Reischman, Chad Manning, Jim Nunally along with Bill that is happening November 14-17 in northern California.

Bill Evans & Fletcher Bright Make Fine Times at Fletcher's House

Bill Evans and Fletcher Bright“You can’t go wrong if you play it right.” These simple but profound words were spoken years ago by the Cajun duo Octa Clark and Hector Duhon, but they fit the mind of 81-year old fiddler Fletcher Bright perfectly. For over seventy years, Fletcher’s been fiddling up a storm in his home state of Tennessee. He was there when Arthur Smith’s 78 rpm records were the hottest fiddling around. He was there when bluegrass was perfected by the Monroe/Flatt/Scruggs trinity. He was there studying when newcomers like Mark O’Connor and Byron Berline revolutionized the bluegrass violin. He was there when another new generation, led by The Punch Brothers, again redefined bluegrass, and he was an inspiration to a young Noam Pikelny. And he’s here now, 13 years into a new century as bluegrass has attained a greater grip on the American cultural mainstream than ever. But let the generations come and go, let time roll on by, Fletcher Bright won’t change his course. He’ll keep steering his riverboat fiddling straight ahead, taking time to explore some of the many divergent streams of American fiddle traditions, but never veering too far from the main current of bluegrass fiddle that he’s been navigating all the way from the original source of the music.

“Fine Times At Fletcher's House” by Fletcher Bright & Bill Evans Due Tuesday

Fine Times at Fletcher's HouseThe new CD release "Fine Times At Fletcher's House: Fiddle and Banjo Music from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee," with legendary Chattanooga, Tennessee fiddler Fletcher Bright and banjo artist, historian and educator Bill Evans. Fletcher and Bill recorded sixteen just fiddle and banjo tracks in December 2012, featuring both well-known and obscure numbers from bluegrass and old-time fiddling traditions.

14th San Francisco Bluegrass Festival Honors Old and New

Laurie Lewis & the Right HandsSan Francisco, CA -- The events of the 14th annual San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival (SFBOT) will honor old-time music from the past, highlight hot new talent from the present and glimpses into the refreshing Alt-Bluegrass sounds of the future through performances and dance. The 10-day festival runs from Feb. 7-17 and comprises more than 25 shows at 18 clubs and live music venues around the Bay Area featuring some of the most talented musicians on the Americana and Roots music scene today.

Pickin' For Joe: A Fundraising Campaign for Joe Briggs

Joe BriggsBluegrass banjo artist Bill Evans writes, "My longtime good friend and great bluegrass and jazz bass player Joe Briggs has asked for the help of his friends as he battles cancer. He and his wife Cheri are asking for donations so that Cheri can take off from work for the next several weeks to be there for Joe. Joe has had recent surgery and chemo. He needs our help and now is the time."

Bluegrass for the Rockaways - A Hurricane Sandy Relief CD

Bluegrass for the RockawaysPlease join David Thom and Swollen Records in providing support to those suffering the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy by making a donation towards Bluegrass for the Rockaways. Of all the areas affected, the Rockaway Peninsula and coastal areas of Long Island are among the hardest hit. Thousands of people have lost their homes and possessions and are living in emergency shelters.

California Banjo Extravaganza with Bill Keith, Alan Munde, Bill Evans Nov 16-18

Bill Keith, Alan Munde & Bill EvansBluegrass music banjo artist/instructor/composer Bill Evans wants to let you know about three northern California concerts and an afternoon of workshops featuring banjo legends Bill Keith & Alan Munde, along with Bill that is happening November 16-18 in northern California.

“Celebrate The Banjo” this Monday on WoodSongs

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio HourJoin folksinger and front porch banjo picker Michael Johnathon this Monday on WoodSongs as they celebrate the banjo with Bill Evans and Kayla Bender. WoodSongs is a worldwide multi-media celebration of grassroots, Americana music. Get ready to explore the beautiful world of folk, bluegrass, songwriting, new artists, literature, worldwide radio, television and concerts.

Bluegrass Banjo Artist Bill Evans Releases Storyline Video

In Good CompanyBluegrass music videos are still a rare thing in our musical world, especially "story line" type videos (in contrast to live performance videos), so I wanted to share with you my new video for "The Distance Between Two Points," a track from Bill Evans' new CD In Good Company. You can access this by linking to Bill's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/BillEvansBanjo. It will come up first and automatically start playing once you link to the page.

Hard Road Trio Headed for Central Texas

Hard Road TrioThe Hard Road Trio took the long road to get to a place where their music feels at home. With their original Southwestern acoustic blend of Americana and Bluegrass music from the wide-open spaces of New Mexico, The Hard Road Trio -- mandolinist Steve Smith, guitarist/vocalist Chris Sanders and bassist Anne Luna -- is the amalgamation of three songwriters who have found their collective voice in the light and air of the Southwest.

Hot Buttered Rum Headlines Saturday Night Outdoor Family Friendly Concert

Hot Buttered Rum BandSan Rafael, CA -- Throw a blanket on the turf, secure a picnic table next to the playground, bring a dinner or purchase one on site from Roadside BBQ, sit on chairs, get up and dance, bring the kids and play together, or leave them at home and make it a date night. Concerts outdoors, under the stars. The night is yours and the music is live bluegrass.

New Album, In Good Company, by Banjo Artist Bill Evans Due May 15th

In Good CompanyBluegrass and NewGrass Banjo artist Bill Evans has announced that his new CD In Good Company is now available to radio broadcasters and reviewers. This new project includes 26 guest musicians, including bluegrass and acoustic artists The Infamous Stringdusters, Tim O'Brien, Joy Kills Sorrow, Rob Ickes, Stuart Duncan, David Grier, Missy Raines, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Laurie Lewis, Tashina & Tristan Clarridge, Todd Phillips, Ned Luberecki, Matt Flinner, Dominic Leslie, Corey Evans and Cindy Browne Rosefield. Street date is currently planned for mid May.

California Bluegrass All-Stars Play the Music of Flatt and Scruggs

Flatt & Scruggs Tribute BandOne of bluegrass banjo artist Bill Evans' projects that he's involved with in northern California is something called the Flatt and Scruggs Tribute Band. Featuring many of our region's best traditional musicians, they present an evening of music from Lester & Earl, dressed in hats & ties and have a whole lot of fun playing this great repertoire of songs. For more info on this band, visit FlattAndScruggs.us. See video below.

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