BIll Evans: The Banjo in America at Magic Circle Theatre
- When: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Where: Magic Circle Theatre, Carmel Valley
- Cost: $20
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Acoustic, Bluegrass, Folk, Music | Acoustic, Music (other), Singer/songwriter, Spoken word
Performing music samples from the 1700s to the present on a variety of vintage instruments, the internationally recognized five-string banjo player dazzles audiences with his picking and explains how the West African instrument has influenced Anglo-American music for over 250 years. As a performer, teacher, writer and composer, Evans traces the linkage between 18th century African dance tunes, the music of the Civil War, ragtime, folk and bluegrass banjo styles. [DVD]
Magic Circle Theatre, 8 El Caminito Road, Carmel Valley. 7:30pm. $22/person. Reservations: 659-7500; www.magiccircletheatre.net