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Picking the Banjo while Singing: A Workshop of Frank Evans

In this workshop you will learn how to build a series of rolls, chord shapes, and right hand rhythms that will take your ability to play and sing at the same time to the next level. We will start with the most basic rolls to get anyone who is new to this concept up and running. Once we have a clear understanding of how to pick and sing at the same time we will continue to introduce new concepts so that you will be covered for any tempo, meter, or mode. There will be specific practice routines and tablature provided so if your memory is as bad as mine than worry no more.

Frank Evans fell in love with banjo at age 10 and quickly developed a passion for Old Time Appalachian music. He won the youth banjo contest at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival when he was 13 and later placed second over all. In 2010 Evans joined the bluegrass outfit the Slocan Ramblers and recorded their first album Shaking Down the Acorns produced by Juno award winner Andrew Collins. The album gained attention world wide and led them to open for Steve Martin at the Toronto Jazz festival in 2013. In 2011 Evans became the first banjo player to attend Humber College of Music where he studied Jazz.  Currently Evans tours extensively year round throughout the world and has played at Rockygrass, Merlefest, and Jacobs Ladder Festival in Isreal. He has taught at the Rockygrass Academy, Nimble Fingers Bluegrass Camp and has played, recorded and taught alongside Natalie MacMaster, Tony Trischka, Peter Rowan, John Reischman and Ken Whiteley. The Slocan Ramlers released their most recent album, Queen City Jubilee in June which is nominated for a Juno. Evans is based in Nashville.

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