2nd Annual California Banjo Extravaganza
Tony Trischka, Bill Evans & Sammy Shelor, John Reischman, Jim Nunally, Chad Manning, Sharon Gilchrist
Saturday, November 16th
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmFreight & Salvage
Tony Trischka, Bill Evans & Sammy Shelor
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.
Jim Nunally's main focus these days is singing and songwriting with the Nell & Jim Band but he is also renowned as the guitarist with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience. A fixture on the SF Bay Area bluegrass scene for many decades, he played for over 16 years with John Reischman & The Jaybirds and currently with Bangers & Grass, with Bill Evans and Chad Manning. Jim is simply one of the best guitarists in the world, renowned for his driving and precise rhythm and leads. He is the recipient of two Grammy Award certifications and two International Bluegrass Music Association awards.
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. Along with John, Bill and Sharon, Chad also teaches online via Peghead Nation (www.pegheadnation.com).
Sharon Gilchrist (bass) 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. In addition to being a renowned bass player, Sharon is an outstanding mandolin player who also offers online lessons at www.pegheadnation.com.