SCHEDULEMonday, October 24, 8 to 10 p.m.
Join Bill Evans (banjo), Jim Nunally (guitar), Tom Bekeny (mandolin), and Steve Pottier (bass) and Chad Manning (fiddle) 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.
Wednesday, November 9, 7 pm concert, doors at 6:30
5th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza in Chico with Danny Barnes, Joe Newberry, Bill Evans & Their All-Star BandChico, CA: Trinity United Methodist Church, 285 E 5th Street
Joining Danny, Bill and Joe are Chad Manning (fiddle), John Reischman (mandolin), Sharon Gilchrist (bass) and Jim Nunally (guitar). $20 adv / $22 door with $2 discount for CBA and church members. Contact Lucy Smith at 530-894-1449 or email@example.com for tix and info. Adv tix on sale at Music Connection and Chico Paper Company.
Thursday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.
5th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza in Grass Valley with Danny Barnes, Joe Newberry, Bill Evans & their All-Star Band in Grass ValleyGrass Valley, CA: Grass Valley Center for the Arts, 314 W Main Street
Banjo legends in concert with a great backup band: John Reischman (mandolin), Jim Nunally (guitar), Sharon Gilchrist (bass) and Chad Manning (fiddle). Tickets $24 members / $27 general public.
Friday November 11, 7:30 p.m. show, doors at 6:45 p.m.
5th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza in Santa Cruz with Danny Barnes, Joe Newberry, Bill Evans & the All Star Band at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz!Santa Cruz, CA: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar #2
Join Danny, Joe & Bill along with John Reischman, Chad Manning, Jim Nunally & Sharon Gilchrist at Santa Cruz's premiere listening room!
Saturday, November 12, 1 to 5 p.m., $70
California Banjo Extravaganza Mini-Camp with Danny Barnes, Joe Newberry & Bill Evans in Berkeley - bluegrass & clawhammer instruction for all levels. Sponsored by Peghead Nation, Homespun Tapes, Banjo Cafe and Bishline Banjos.Berkeley, CA: The Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
Two small group, 75 minute workshop sessions for all levels of banjo players followed by a large group Q & A. Over three hours of banjo instruction from these master players & teachers - you choose whatever topic you want! Session I includes "Concepts for Singing with the Banjo" (Barnes), "Putting Drive in Your Left Hand," (Newberry) and "Theory You Can Use" (Evans). Session II topics are "How the Chords Lay Out On The Banjo" (Barnes), "At The Corner of 2nd and 5th" (Newberry) and "Exploring the Fingerboard in Melodic & Single-String Styles (Evans).
Saturday, November 12, 8 p.m. show, doors at 7 p.m.
5th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza in Berkeley with Danny Barnes, Joe Newberry, Bill Evans & Their All-Star BandBerkeley, CA: The Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street
Join Danny, Joe & Bill w/John Reischman, Jim Nunally, Chad Manning and Sharon Gilchrist. Tickets $30 advance / $32 at the door. 510-644-2020 for info.
Sunday, November 13: 1 p.m. concert, bar-be-que at noon
5th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza in Sonoma with Danny Barnes, Joe Newberry, Bill Evans and Their All-Star BandSonoma, CA: Hamel Family Wines, 15401 Sonoma Highway
Enjoy a bar-be-qua lunch, Hamel Family wines and the music of the California Banjo Extravaganza in the exquisite setting of Hamel Family Wines. Phone 707-996-5800 for info or email Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org. With Danny Barnes, Joe Newberry, Bill Evans, John Reischman, Chad Manning, Jim Nunally and Sharon Gilchrist. Tickets $30.
Sunday, November 13, 8 p.m. concert, doors at 7:30
California Banjo Extravaganza in Sebastopol with Danny Barnes, Joe Newberry, Bill Evans and Their All-Star BandSebastopol, CA: Sebastopol Community Cultural Center - Annex, 425 Morris Street.
Join Danny, Joe, Bill and John Reischman, Chad Manning, Jim Nunally and Sharon Gilchrist on the final show of this year's tour. Contact Kevin at 707-824-1858 or email Krussellmft@aol.com for tickets.
Tuesday, November 15 to December 20. Level 1 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. and Level 2 from 8 to 9:15 p.m.
Bluegrass Jam Class: Beyond the Basics: now offered in two different class sections 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 before 10/31. Phone 510-644-2020 or email Bill at email@example.com for more info.
Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m. MST, doors at 6:30 p.m.
Bill performs with the amazing fiddling DePue Brothers in an all-holiday program. Tickets $24 to $64.
Saturday, December 3, times TBA
Mark Cosgrove & Bill Evans Guitar & Banjo Workshops and House Concert in Tucson, AZTucson, AZ: Location TBA
Bill teaches "Bluegrass Banjo Jam Survival Skills" for all levels in the afternoon, followed by an evening house concert. More info soon!
Friday, January 27, 7:30 p.m. show, 6:30 p.m. potluck
Reservations highly suggested at 503-233-4945 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is limited. Suggested donation $20. This concert will also be broadcast on Concert Window.
Saturday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.
Join Bill, Dan and friends for an evening of dazzling flatpicking artistry and more! Details TBA soon!
Sunday, January 29, 2 p.m.
Catch Dan & Bill at their favorite WA state house concert venue! 2030 E. Smith Road. Reserve seats by phoning 360-966-4640. Suggested donation $15.
Thursday, June 1 to Sunday, June 4, 2016
Sunday, July 16 to Friday, July 21
Bill returns to Texas' premiere bluegrass camp, with Steve Smith, Alan Munde, Tim May and many others.
Thursday to Sunday, September 7-10