San Francisco Bay Area musician and Virginia native Bill Evans has been involved with bluegrass music and the banjo for over thirty-five years as a player, teacher, writer and historian. He occupies a unique niche in the banjo world: celebrated worldwide for his traditional and progressive bluegrass banjo styles as well as his innovative original compositions, he also enjoys a reputation as an outstanding instructor as well as being an expert player of 19th century minstrel and classic/parlor banjo styles. His latest accomplishment is authoring Banjo for Dummies for Wiley Publications. Since its release in August 2007, Banjo For Dummies has become the largest selling banjo book in the world.
Bill currently tours with his solo show The Banjo in America. He also will be appearing in the fall of 2010 with renowned bluegrass and old time musician Jody Stecher in a unique all-banjo show called The Secret Life of Banjos.
In addition, Bill performs from time to time with the Bluegrass Intentions, a traditionally oriented band featuring Alan Senauke (guitar) and Eric and Suzy Thompson (mandolin, guitar and fiddle) and Markie Sanders (acoustic bass). This band’s debut recording on Native and Fine Records, Old As Dirt, has received rave reviews and international radio airplay.
From 2007 to September 2010, Bill toured across the United States, Ireland and the United Kingdom with Megan Lynch. Better known by their BEML acronym, the duo released let’s do something… in the winter of 2009. This project resulted in the FOLK-DJ-L hit “Rocks and Water,” the #7 Most Popular Song of 2009 on this chart.
Bill will be joined by special guest Gene Mills. The show starts at 8pm/$12.
For more information, visit www.nativeandfine.com.