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Bill Evans, John Reischman, and Kenny Smith: “Petersburg Gal”

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Peghead Nation banjo and mandolin instructors play Bill Evans’ original tune with flatpicking guru Kenny Smith, bassist Max Schwartz, and fiddler Nate Lee.

by Dan Gabel
April 21, 2017

Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans recently put together a bill with our Melodic Mandolin Tunes instructor John Reischman, flapticking master Kenny Smith, fiddler Nate Lee, and bassist Max Schwartz for a short run of shows in Northern California. We caught their first date at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, California, where the all-star band played a great version of Bill's tune “Petersburg Gal.”

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

Learn mandolin with John Reischman in his Melodic Mandolin Tunes course on Peghead Nation.

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Posted by Peter McDonald on
Hi all,
Fantastic loved every minute of it. I have just started to learn to play the
5 string Banjo and yes Bill i am using Banjos for dummies and what ever help i can get just need more years i should have started younger its a difficult instrument to master after years of playing the saxophone.

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The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs an original song live in the Martin Museum, on a 1942 Martin D-45.

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