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California Banjo Extravaganza: “Chinquapin Hunting”

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A performance from a Peghead-packed band of Bill Evans, Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, John Reischman, and Jim Nunally.

by Dan Gabel
May 30, 2020

Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans brought the seventh annual California Banjo Extravaganza to the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley recently, with his guests, the old-time musician and songwriter Chris Coole and IBMA’s 2018 Banjo Player of the Year, Ned Luberecki.

Each year, Bill and his banjo compatriots are joined by the Extravaganza's all-star band, which includes Peghead Nation instructors Chad Manning, Sharon Gilchrist, and John Reischman, along with guitar master Jim Nunally.

In this video, Bill, John, Sharon, Chad, and Jim play the old-time favorite “Chinquapin Hunting.”

Learn banjo with Bill Evans in his Beginning Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo courses on Peghead Nation.

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Learn mandolin with John Reischman in his course, Melodic Mandolin Tunes.

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