916-787-8786 209 VERNON STREET ROSEVILLE, CA MON-FRI 10 - 7 | SAT 10 - 5
Clawhammer Banjo Workshop w/ Dan Levenson
Discounts: - Concert + One Workshop $40 (add both items to your cart, use cupon code DAN2) - Both Workshops $50 (add both items to your cart, use cupon code DAN2W) - Both Workshops + Concert $65 (Add both workshops and concert to cart, use cupon code DAN3)
Old Time Fiddle Workshop June 9th 3-5pm Fiddle is fascinating and one of the most versatile instruments in the old time world. Old time is a style in and of itself defined by and differentiated from other styles by its bowing, varied tunings and melodic interpretation. We will focus on how they old folks played and work to compare old styles to the current trends in Old Time Music.
Clawhammer Banjo Workshop June 10th 4-5pm “Double thumb, drop thumb, bump a diddy, bum diddy, 2 o’clock, 10’oclock” What does it all mean and how do I do it? We dissect the tools needed to play the clawhammer banjo style and apply it to music of yesterday and today. Who are those old masters and how would they sound today and how do you fit in the mix.
Concert Jun 10th 4-6pm Dan Levenson has been a musician most all of his life so far. He was born to and raised in a musical family where his father called square dances and his mother sang and played piano and guitar. Dan’s parents even met at a square dance themselves. This evening you hear his story told of and through music. More than one story actually, and about more than one person. It is the stories of folk music, of growing up, of travel and life on the road. It is Dan’s story but is also at once your story. It is history and entertainment; education and art; friends and family; school, work, life and play.
With the banjo and fiddle, stories and songs Dan tells of growing up with the music of the United States. Of learning what it means to have music a part of life and meet the people throughout this nation and others who share that music. Many who attend may have similar stories. Your parents or grandparents may have played this music. Indeed many of you DO play music though few have gotten as carried away as Dan has over the years. Players and listeners will love it just the same and are the most important component of the music that built this nation.