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Ten Practical Tips to Become a Better Banjo Player Now!

Here’s ten things you can do right now to become a better banjo player! 1. Listen Actively Actively listening to your favorite banjo music on CD or to other musicians at concerts and jam sessions makes you a better player. … Continue reading

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Bangers & Grass Go Retro!

Some things are worth a second look: Bangers & Grass is Jim Nunally (guitar), Chad Manning (fiddle), Tom Bekeny (mandolin), Steve Pottier (bass) and yours truly on banjo. We perform monthly at the Kensington Circus Pub, 389 Colusa Avenue in … Continue reading

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Remembering Earl Scruggs

Hi friends, Many folks have requested that I make available this tribute to Earl Scruggs that I put together for an earlier newsletter, so here it is. Thanks for these requests! Remembering Earl Scruggs If you’re not a banjo player, … Continue reading

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St. Anne’s Reel banjo tab!

Hi again everybody! For you banjo players out there, here’s my arrangement of the jam favorite “St. Anne’s Reel,” for intermediate level students. This arrangement blends melodic and Scruggs styles, exploring positions in the key of D with the fifth … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Bill Evans Banjo Blog!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the brand spanking new Bill Evans Banjo Blog. Thanks to Bev and Steve Tracey at SitesToGo¬†for helping set up this page and for tips on getting started.¬† I’ll be checking in as often as I can … Continue reading

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The Making of “The Distance Between Two Points” Part I: The Song

I’ve played “The Distance Between Two Points” a lot over the last five or six years: with the Bill Evans String Summit at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, with Megan Lynch on the 2009 CD let’s do something… and at almost every … Continue reading

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