California Banjo Extravaganza with Bill Evans, Charlie Cushman, & Bob Carlin

California Banjo Extravaganza with Bill Evans, Charlie Cushman, & Bob Carlin

Saturday, November 11th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$32 ADV / $36 DOOR

All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Bill Evans
Bill Evans
Bill Evans is an internationally recognized five-string banjo life force. As a performer, teacher, writer and composer, he brings a deep knowledge, intense virtuosity and contagious passion to all things banjo, with thousands of music fans and banjo students from all over the world in a music career that now spans over thirty-five years.
Charlie Cushman
Charlie Cushman
Charlie Cushman is best known these days as the banjo player in Jerry Douglas’ Flatt and Scruggs tribute band, called The Earls of Leicester. Most banjo players agree that Charlie is not only the most skilled Earl Scruggs stylist but also probably knows more about Don Reno’s banjo playing than anyone else today. That’s a powerful combination, right there! These qualifications, along with many years of recorded appearances with artists as diverse as Joe Diffie, Sam Bush, Michael Cleveland & Tim O’Brien, have earned Charlie the coveted IBMA Banjo Player of the Year award in 2015.
Bob Carlin
Bob Carlin
Bob Carlin is probably the best known clawhammer style banjoist performing today. He has taken the distinctive southern banjo style to appreciative audiences all over the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan. Carlin is a three-time winner of the Frets Magazine readers poll, and has four Rounder albums and several instruction manuals and videos for the banjo. He has toured extensively with John Hartford, among other bluegrass luminaries.

Bob is not only highly sought after for his musical talent, but for his amazing skill as a producer for the music industry and traditional music researcher. He has produced a large number of CDs that are well-known to all and has authored numerous magazine articles and books for a wide range of publications.
Tim Stafford
Tim Stafford
Joining the All-Star Band this year is the 2017 IBMA Songwriter of the Year and Blue Highway band member Tim Stafford. A native of Kingsport, TN, Tim is also known for his playing and singing as a member of Alison Krauss & Union Station and countless studio sessions with artsist such as Jorma Kaukonen, Willie Nelson, Tony Trischka and Kenny Chesney. He’s one of the world’s most skilled bluegrass guitarists and has over 225 original recorded songs to his credit. His brand new CD is Acoustic Guitar, featuring 13 original instrumentals and the song “I Am America,” and he is the author of Still Inside: The Tony Rice Story, the critically-acclaimed authorized biography of this important guitarist.
John Reischman
John Reischman
John Reischman is one of the premier mandolinists of his generation: an understated visionary whose music is virtuosic without ever being flashy and who is renowned for his impeccable taste and tone. A Juno-nominated and Grammy award-winning artist, John is a founding member of California’s Good Old Persons who is also celebrated for his work with the Tony Rice Unit as well as leading his own band John Reischman & The Jaybirds.
Chad Manning
Chad Manning
Chad Manning is flat out one of the best fiddlers in the world, plain and simple. These days, Chad along with his wife Catherine, teaches hundreds of folks out of the Manning Music studio in Berkeley. In addition, Chad performs with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, the David Grisman Sextet and Bangers & Grass, featuring Bill Evans and Jim Nunally. Along with John, Bill and Sharon, Chad also teaches online via Peghead Nation (www.pegheadnation.com).
Sharon Gilchrist
Sharon Gilchrist
Sharon Gilchrist (bass and mandolin) performs regularly with John Reischman and guitarist Scott Nygaard, in addition playing with Scott Law and the Bay Area-based band The Flatliners, which includes Keith Little and Avram Siegel. She is also known for her work with Peter Rowan & Tony Rice and the old-time band Uncle Earl.