$12 advance / $15 door Banjo player Ben Krakauer, who has toured with legendary David Grisman, and bow-stringed instrumentalist Duncan Wickel, a two-time performer on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, will join together for this special performance. Krakauer is a five-string banjoist, composer, and ethnomusicologist with roots in bluegrass, jazz, and old-time music. […]
This outstanding ensemble provides students with the opportunity to improve their individual and collective musical skills through performing in a traditional bluegrass band format. The overall style and character of the ensemble reflects the actual abilities and preferences of the ongoing membership of the group. Under the direction of the instructor, students actively participate in song selection and instrumental and vocal arrangements, thereby giving each member the authentic experience of performing in a working bluegrass band.