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Bill Evans on banjo at the Freight Tuesday, March 10 to April 21, now offered in two sections! 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. and 8 to 9:15 p.m.

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. No class on 4/7.

Thursday, March 12, 7 to 9 p.m.

Crary, Evans & Spurgin at Nicholson's MusiCafe, Folsom, CA  

Folsom, CA: 632 E Bidwell St.
Catch the debut performance of Bill's new power trio with flatpicking guitar legend Dan Crary and singer-songwriter Steve Spurgin. Suggested donation $20. Call 916-983-3020 for more info. Seating is limited.

Saturday, March 14, 7:30 pm set time, workshops at 4 pm

Crary, Evans & Spurgin at Sonoma County Folk and Bluegrass Festival  

Sebastopol, CA
Crary, Evans & Spurgin's debut performance with the Kathy Kallick Band, Steep Ravine, Pete & Anne Sibley and many more. Banjo, guitar and songwriting workshops from Bill, Dan & Steve at 4 pm included with admission.

Wednesday, March 18, 8 - 10 p.m.

Bangers & Grass at the Kensington Circus Pub, CA  

Kensington, CA: Kensington Circus Pub, 389 Colusa Avenue
Join Bill, Tom Bekeny (mandolin), Steve Pottier (bass), Chad Manning (fiddle) and Jim Nunally (guitar) for the most fun evening of bluegrass in the Bay Area. The pub is usually full by 7 p.m. so we recommend arriving early to grab dinner and a seat or come later for the second set at 9:15 p.m. Admission is always free but your tips and requests are appreciated.

Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.

The Banjo in America Comes to the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center in Nevada City!  

Nevada City, CA: 17894 Tyler Foote Road
The Banjo in America returns to this intimate and inviting Sierra mountain performance space. Tickets $15. Phone 530-265-2826 or email for info.

Friday, April 10, doors at 7:15 pm, concert at 8 pm

Crary, Evans & Spurgin for Oaksong Society, Redding, CA  

Redding, CA: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd.
Tickets $20 / $10 students available at Music Connection, 3086 Bechelli Lane, 530-223-2040.

Saturday, April 11, 7 pm doors, 7:30 pm concert

Crary, Evans & Spurgin for the Redwood Bluegrass Associates in Palo Alto, CA  

Palo Alto, CA: First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper Street
Tickets $20 advance / $25 door. Half-price for teens and students, free under 13 and music students.

Sunday, April 12, potluck at 6 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m.

Alan Munde & Bill Evans Richmond CA house concert!  

Richmond, CA: Evans Opry House
Banjo great Alan Munde & Bill Evans together! Seatling is limited to 40 patrons. Contact Bill at for reservations. Admission $25.

Friday, April 17, time TBA

Alan Munde & Bill Evans in Concert in Madison, WI  

Details soon!

Saturday, April 18, time TBA

Alan Munde & Bill Evans Banjo Mini-Camp in Madison, WI  

Details soon!

Sunday, April 19, 7 p.m.

Alan Munde & Bill Evans In Concert at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago  

Chicago, IL: Chicago Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave., Mryon R. Szold Music &
Alan and Bill perform at Chicago's most prestigious acoustic music venue! Tickets $22 / $20. Phone 773-728-6000 for more info. Alan & Bill present a Banjo Mini-Camp on Sunday afternoon - details TBA.

Saturday, April 25, 8 p.m., doors at 7:30 p.m.

Crary, Evans & Spurgin at the Palms Playhouse, Winters (Sacramento area)  

Winters, CA: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main Street
Flatpicking guitar legend Dan Crary and singer-songwriter Steve Spurgin join me for a memorable evening at the Palms! Info at 530-795-1825.

Thursday, April 30: evening concert

Crary, Evans & Spurgin in Santa Barbara, CA  

Goleta, CA: (Santa Barbara area) Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 820 N. Fairview Avenue
Tickets $20. Info at 805-688-9894.

Friday, May 1

Crary, Evans & Spurgin in Tehachapi, CA  

Tehachapi, CA: Fiddler's Crossing, 206 East F Street
$20 admission. Info at 661-823-9994.

Saturday, May 2

Crary, Evans & Spurgin in Newman, CA  

Newman, CA: West Side Theatre, 1331 Main Street
With Red Dog Ash. $15 admission. Info at 209-862-4490 or

Friday to Sunday, May 15-17

Banjo Camp North in Charlton, MA  

Charlton, MA
Bill returns to Banjo Camp North! Details soon!

Thursday, May 28 to Sunday, May 31, 2015

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.

Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bill teaches at the Midwest Banjo Camp  

Olivet, MI: Olivet College

Sunday, June 14 to Wednesday, June 17

Bill teaches at the CBA Father's Day Music Camp  

Grass Valley, CA: Nevada County Fairgounds
Details TBA soon!

Thursday and Friday, July 9 and 10

Crary, Evans & Spurgin at High Mountain Hay Fever, Westcliffe, CO  

Westcliffe, CO
719-783-0883 for info.

Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12

Crary, Evans & Spurgin at the Big Horn Mountain Festival  

Buffalo, WY: Johnson County Fairgrounds
Email for info.

Tuesday, July 28 to Saturday, August 1

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.

Monday, August 2 to Saturday, August 8

Bill teaches at Mando & Banjo Week at the Swannanoa Gathering  

Asheville, NC: Warren Wilson College
Bill's first time at this great western North Carolina music camp in the Appalachian mountains!

Friday, August 14, 7:30 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.

Saturday, August 15, set times TBA

Crary, Evans & Spurgin with Martin Stevens at the High and Dry Bluegrass Festival, Bend, OR  

Bend, OR: Runway Ranch
CES is joined by Thunderation mandolin player and fiddler Martin Stevens at this wonderful east Oregon festival.

Sunday, August 16, 7:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. potluck

Crary, Spurgin & Evans with Martin Stevens at Abbie Weisenbloom's Amazing House Concert Series SOLD OUT!  

Portland, OR: Abbie Weisenbloom House Concerts in Inner SE Portland
CES with special guest Thunderation mandolin player and fiddler Martin Stevens invade Abbie's singularly incredible house concert series! Reservations at 503-233-4945 or email to Seating is limited and advance reservations are highly recommended. Suggested donation $25. This concert will also be broadcast on Concert Window.

Friday to Sunday, August 28 to 30, 2015

NashCamp Fletcher Bright Fiddle Camp  

Fairview, TN: Camp Marymount
With Bryan Wicklund, Barbara Lamb, Gretchen Priest-May, Jim Van Cleve and Clancey Feguson.

Thursday to Sunday, September 10-13

Bill returns to the American Banjo Camp in WA  

Fort Flagler, WA
Bill returns to this wonderful Northwest banjo event!

Wednesday to Saturday, September 16-19

Crary, Evans & Spurgin at the Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS  

Winfield, KS: Cowley County Fairgrounds
Bill will be teaching an all day banjo workshop on Wednesday, September 16 and joining Dan and Steve for performances on Thursday to Saturday.

Friday to Sunday, October 9-11, 2015

NashCamp Sonny Osborne Banjo Camp in Fairview, TN!  

Camp Marymount, Fairview, TN
A three day bluegrass banjo camp for all levels of players produced by Bill Evans, Sonny Osborne and Cindy Sinclair. Instructors include Alan Munde, Ned Luberecki & Janet Davis with more TBA soon! Registration opens early January 2014. Contact Cindy at 615-952-4040 or for info.

November 12-15

4th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza with Ryan Cavanaugh & Riley Baugus  

In Berkeley and Palo Alto with more concerts TBA!
Ryan Cavanaugh and Riley Baugus headline this year's event with John Reischman, Jim Nunally, Chad Manning, Sharon Gilchrist and Bill Evans. Banjo mini-camp at Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley with Ryan Cavanaugh, Riley Baugus & Bill Evans, Sunday, November 15th.

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