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Bill Evans on banjo at the Freight Saturday, April 19, noon to 2 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Palo Alto, CA Banjo Workshops!  

Palo Alto, CA: Gryphon Stringed Instruments, 211 Lambert Avenue
Join Bill for "Bluegrass Jam Survival Skills" (noon to 2 p.m.) and "Working Up Scruggs Style Solos" (2:30-4:30 p.m.) workshops designed for all levels of players. $40 each session - take one or both! Advance registration recommended at 650-493-2131.

Sunday, April 20, 5 - 8:30 p.m.

Bill with Paul Knight and some very special guests at Station House Cafe in Pt. Reyes  

Pt. Reyes Station, CA: Station House Cafe, 11180 Highway One
Bill joins bass player Paul Knight and very special guests from Portland and Berkeley for this unique, informal show. Look for some guitar instrumental fireworks for this show!

Thursday, April 24, 8 to 10 p.m.

Bangers & Grass at the Kensington Circus Pub!  

Kensington, CA: Kensington Circus Pub
389 Colusa Avenue. Join Bill Evans (banjo), Jim Nunally (guitar), Chad Manning (fiddle), Tom Bekeny (mandolin), and Steve Pottier (bass) for great traditional bluegrass in an intimate, informal setting. We recommend arriving by 6:30 p.m. to grab a table and enjoy the first set - or come late around 9 or 9:15 p.m. to catch the second show.

Friday, April 25: 8 p.m. show, doors at 7 p.m.

Bill plays with Gerry Tenney & The Hard Times Orchestra performing the music of Charlie Poole & The Band  

Berkeley, CA: Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue
Bill joins Gerry Tenney, Jacob Groopman, Melody Walker, Allegra Thompson and Mike Stadler for a very special evening blending the music of the great old-time musician Charlie Poole and The Band. Info at 510-472-3170.

Thursday, May 1 to Sunday, May 4

Bill teaches at the Bluegrass Banjo Camp at Weiser in Idaho  

Weiser, ID: Slocum Hall Campus (site of the Weiser Fiddle Contest)
Bill is excited to be teaching at this new weekend camp in Weiser, ID and will present "The Banjo in America" in concert on Saturday evening. For more info, contact Gary Eller at or phone 208-442-8844.

Tuesday, May 6 to June 10, Two sections! 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. and 8 to 9:15 p.m. (no class 4/15)

Bluegrass Jam Class: Beyond the Basics: now offered in TWO 6 week sessions for beginners and more advanced students!  

Berkeley, CA: Freight and Salvage Cofffehouse, 2020 Addison Street
Bill teaches two sections of this popular six week jam class: one for newbies at 6:30 and another for slightly more experienced players and class alumni at 8 p.m. For all bluegrass instrumentalists and singers. Ideal for high beginner to intermediate players and those wanting to become more comfortable playing with others. $120 early bird tuition. Phone 510-644-2020 or email Bill at for more info.

Friday, May 9, 8 p.m., doors at 7:30 p.m.

The Banjo in America at Boulevard Music, Culver City, CA  

Culver City, CA: Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Blvd.
Bill returns to this fine Los Angeles-area concert series. Last year's show was sold out - advance fix recommended! Info at 310-398-2583.

Saturday, May 10

The Banjo in America at the Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad, CA  

Carlsbad, CA: The Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive
760-438-5996 for info.

Sunday, May 11, 2 to 5 p.m.

Bluegrass Banjo Mega-Workshop in San Diego, CA  

San Diego, CA: Morse Academy, 4434 30th Street
Bill teaches a three hour hands-on workshop designed for all levels of players covering his two most popular workshop topics: "Bluegrass Jam Survival Skills" and "Working Up Scruggs Style Banjo Solos." $55 advance / $60 day of event. Reserve your spot by contacting Bill at 510-528-1924 or email to or contact Janet Beazley at for info.

Thursday, June 5 to Sunday, June 8

Bill teaches at the Midwest Banjo Camp  

Olivet, MI: Olivet College
Bill returns to this fantastic Midwest camp.

Sunday, June 8 to Wednesday, June 11

Bill teaches at the CBA Father's Day Music Camp  

Grass Valley, CA: Nevada County Fairgounds
Bill returns to this great California camp to teach a bluegrass ensemble level 1/2 class.

Friday, June 27, 8 p.m.

The Banjo in America on the USS Potomac  

Oakland, CA, Presidential Yacht Potomac, 540 Water Street, Jack London Square
Hear "The Banjo in America" in the downstairs saloon on the spectacular USS Potomac as part of the 2012 Pickin' on the Potomac Concert Series. Proceeds benefit youth programs on the Potomac. Tickets $25. Potomac opens for tours at 6:30 p.m. Phone 510-627-1667 for reservations. Seating is limited.

Tuesday, July 29 to Saturday, August 2

NashCamp Bluegrass Week in Fairview, TN  

Fairview, TN (Nashville area)
NashCamp Bluegrass Week is a week long bluegrass instructional camp for high beginners through advanced students on all instruments (and singers too!). The week culminates in a spectacular student concert performance at the World Famous Station Inn in downtown Nashville.

Thursday to Saturday, August 7 to 9, 2014

Bill teaches at Acoustic Music Camp in Arlington, TX  

Arlington, TX: South Oaks Baptist Church, 5925 U. S. Highway 287
Join Bill and an incredible line up of teachers (including Ron Stewart, Gerald Jones, Brad Davis and more) at Texas' premiere music camp event!

Thursday, November 13 to Sunday, November 16

The 3rd Annual California Banjo Extravaganza with Tony Furtado & Mark Johnson!  

Concerts in Grass Valley, Winters, Berkeley and Santa Cruz
The 3rd Annual Banjo Extravaganza features clawgrass great (and Steve Martin Banjo Award recipient) Mark Johnson and banjo & guitar legend Tony Furtado! Our great backup band is John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning and Jim Nunally. An afternoon banjo mini-camp in Berkeley is scheduled for Saturday, November 15th. More info TBA.

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