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Bluegrass performance will benefit Albany music program

Oh Music, Where Art Thou?

David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Laurie Lewis and Nina Gerber
Bluegrass Intentions

Friday, April 26 at 7:30 PM in the Albany High School Gymnasium, 603 Key Route Blvd., Albany. $20 for adults, $10 for kids 18 and under. Tickets sold at the door. For reservations: 510-559-8474 or ehecht@pacbell.net.

Bill Evans, an Albany parent and nationally known banjo player, has invited his friends to join him in a concert to raise money for the music program of the Albany Unified School District. What an incredible group of friends they are! We are privileged to have some of the top bluegrass musicians in this country playing in our high school gym.

David Grisman, the “Paganini of the mandolin,” will be joined by his new group, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience (Sam Grisman, Joe Craven, Bill Evans, and Bill Nunally) in their debut performance. Fans of bluegrass music know that Grisman is an acoustic string music “tour de force” and creator of “dawg” music. He has recorded many of his own albums as well as played with headliners like the Grateful Dead, Dolly Parton, Earl Scruggs, and Bonnie Raitt. Five of the albums that he has produced have been nominated for Grammy awards.

Laurie Lewis, bandleader, singer, songwriter, fiddler extraordinaire, guitarist, and bass player, is one of the most diversely talented artists in traditional music. She will be playing and singing with guitarist Nina Gerber who is known for her honest, powerful, and beautiful music and for letting her guitar do the talking.

Bill Evans has created an “indelible mark” in the history of banjo music through his banjo performances, teaching, and scholarship. With the Bluegrass Intentions, featuring Alan Senauke and Eric and Suzy Thompson, he plays traditionally oriented bluegrass music.

These fabulous musicians are generously donating their time and talent to support the Albany schools’ music program, a cause near and dear to the Albany community.

All money raised will go directly to the “Save Music in Albany Schools” effort and used to restore the music program. This event has been organized by the Albany Unified School District’s music community and is a SchoolCARE function.

Source: El Cerrito High email tree
Run dates: 2002-04-18 - 2002-04-26

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