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Bill Evans


A professional player for over thirty-five years, Bill has spent a lifetime learning and sharing knowledge one-on-one with such bluegrass banjo masters as Sonny Osborne, J. D. Crowe, Alan Munde, Tony Trischka, Bill Keith and Ben Eldridge.

Bill’s students include a new generation of banjo masters: Chris Pandolfi (The Infamous Stringdusters), Greg Liszt (Crooked Still & The Deadly Gentlemen), Jayme Stone, Wes Corbett and Erik Yates (Hot Buttered Rum). However, Bill equally enjoys teaching the adult learner who wants to just have fun playing with others in jam sessions and amateur bands.

“The banjoist has a world view shared by a precious few. It shows in the breadth of his own bluegrass playing and, especially, through his composing. Evans infuses his work with hints of jazz, classical and music of other realms, all fitting snuggly into his conception of the bluegrass sound. ” —David Royko, The Chicago Tribune