In the tradition of Kermit
Not since the early days of Steve Martin has banjo playing been so accessible. Banjo-ologist Gordy Ohliger may not wear an arrow-through-the-head prop, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a wild and crazy guy. Ohliger travels the country with his collection of 4-, 5-, 6- and 8-string banjos and resurrects America’s musical past with storytelling and some wicked banjo picking. This Saturday, Ohliger moseys into Sutter Creek for two shows at the Sutter Creek Theatre. At 2:30 p.m., he’ll play a silly, stomp-along, audience-participation show especially for kids and families. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children. For (slightly) more serious listeners, Ohliger presents a 7:30 p.m. performance of American popular music from 1800 to 1935. Expect minstrel music, ragtime, jazz, bluegrass, vaudeville and plenty of stories and jokes. Tickets to this show are $15. The Sutter Creek Theatre is located at 44 Main Street in Sutter Creek. Call (209) 267-1070 for info.