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Evie Ladin Live Clawhammer Banjo Workshop | Saturday, May 23 | Facebook Live

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Join Peghead Nation’s Clawhammer Banjo instructor live on Facebook at 11 AM Pacific Time for a workshop on drop-thumb technique and a Q & A with her students.

by Dan Gabel
April 22, 2020

2020.5.23 Evie FBLive.b.reduce.pngWe hope you can join us when Peghead Nation’s Clawhammer Banjo instructor Evie Ladin takes over the Peghead Nation Facebook feed on Saturday, May 23, at 11 AM Pacific Time for a live workshop on Drop Thumb/Syncopation Practice and a Q&A with her Peghead Nation students. 

This workshop kicks off with 30 minutes of practicing various drop-thumb techniques and skills, exploring syncopations that are possible once you have that drop thumb in your toolkit. Then we’ll look at the various topics brought up by Peghead Nation Clawhammer students. Come tuned to standard G - gDGBD

If you have something you'd like to ask Evie to address during this Facebook Live event, just email your questions to her with the subject line “Questions for Evie’s Facebook Live Event” to workshops(at) She may not get to all the questions during the event, but will definitely consider everything that gets submitted.

Please join us on Saturday, May 23 for a great workshop, and be sure to follow Peghead Nation on Facebook for event updates. 

We also have a virtual tip jar for Evie, and you can contribute to that at any time! 

Check out Evie’s Clawhammer Banjo course on Peghead Nation!


Evie Ladin’s polyrhythmic clawhammer banjo style, resonant voice, and percussive dance have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Following a decade and three albums with the Stairwell Sisters, Evie has released four CDs that feature her banjo playing and songwriting: Float Downstream, Evie Ladin Band, Jump the Fire, and Caught on a Wire, as well as a traditional banjo and fiddle duet album with some of her favorite fiddlers - Riding the Rooster. She is also a crackerjack percussive dancer and incorporates that rhythmic work into her playing and singing. A popular instructor at many music camps, as well as Berkeley, California’s Freight and Salvage when she is home, Evie tours frequently with her partner Keith Terry and her Evie Ladin Band. Follow and download her music on your favorite streaming platform, or purchase it here:   

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