Don’t call it a comeback
Before the guitar became America’s axe of choice, musically speaking, the banjo reigned amongst pluckers and strummers. Traditional players always stayed true, but the banjo also has found its way into serious jazz and rock repertoire in the past 15 years. Discover the reasons behind the banjo’s staying power at Sunday’s Banjo-Rama 2007. Talented banjo bands and performers from around the country will show off their skills on this venerable and versatile stringed instrument. This year’s Banjo-Rama will feature two rooms of continuous music with food and refreshments. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Banjo-Rama will be held at the Carmichael Elks Lodge, 5631 Cypress Avenue in Carmichael, from 11:45am. to 5:30 p.m. A $15 donation is requested at the door, while children 15 and under will be admitted for free. For more information call (916) 383-0108.