San Francisco Bay Area musician and Virginia native Bill Evans has been involved with bluegrass music and the banjo for over twenty-five years as a player, teacher, writer and historian. He occupies a unique niche in the banjo world: celebrated worldwide for his traditional and progressive bluegrass banjo styles as well as his innovative original compositions, he also enjoys a reputation as an outstanding instructor as well as being an expert player of 19th century minstrel and classic/parlor banjo styles. His latest accomplishment is authoring Banjo for Dummies for Wiley Publications. Since its release in August 2007, Banjo For Dummies has become the largest selling banjo book in the world.
Bill currently performs and tours with six-time National champion fiddle Megan Lynch. He also appears with renowned bluegrass and old time musician Jody Stecher in a unique all-banjo show called The Secret Life of Banjos. In addition, Bill is involved with two outstanding California-based bands: Bill Evans String Summit, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of Bill's original instrumental tunes.
In addition, Bill performs from time to time with the Bluegrass Intentions, a traditionally oriented band featuring Alan Senauke (guitar) and Eric and Suzy Thompson (mandolin, guitar and fiddle) and Larry Cohea (acoustic bass). This band's debut recording on Native and Fine Records, Old As Dirt, has received rave reviews and international radio airplay
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