Alan Munde & Bill Evans presented by Fiddle & Bow IN THE CROWN

Fiddle & Bow is pleased to present Alan Munde and Bill Evans: What’s Better Than Two Banjos? World Tour live in The Crown at the Carolina.

Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.
Ticket Commission: A $3 processing fee and NC Sales Tax per ticket
Box Office opens at 7:00pm for this event only.

This event is seated.

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Two legends of bluegrass banjo (and recipients of the 2021 and 2022 Steve Martin Banjo Prize), join forces performing bluegrass, old-time, jazz and much more from their new recordings Excelsior and Things Are Simple in their first-ever East Coast duo tour.

Alan Munde began his long career in bluegrass music with the 1968 recording of Poor Richard’s Almanac featuring Sam Bush and Wayne Stewart, followed by a traditional grounding in bluegrass music as a member of Jimmy Martin’s Sunny Mountain Boys. In 1972, Alan joined his college picking friend Byron Berline in the forward-leaning bluegrass group Country Gazette. Alan continued as the anchor of the group for 21 years. Along the way, he recorded many classic bluegrass banjo albums including Banjo Sandwich, and the Festival Favorites series. His most recent recording, Excelsior, is perhaps the most wide-ranging of his career, earning rave reviews from all over the world. Alan Munde is one of the most influential bluegrass banjo players of all time and this is his first East Coast concert tour in many years. To learn more, visit his website and freshgrassfoundation.org.

Bill Evans has been involved with bluegrass music and the banjo for over forty-five years as a player, teacher, composer, writer and historian. Bill occupies a unique niche in the banjo world: he is celebrated worldwide for both his traditional and progressive bluegrass banjo styles and his innovative original compositions. He also enjoys a reputation as an outstanding instructor as well as being an expert player of 19th and early 20th century minstrel and classic banjo styles, informed by his training in American music history at UC Berkeley. He has recorded four critically acclaimed solo recordings, including Things Are Simple and The Banjo in America, a DVD/CD set covering music from the 1780’s to the present day. He is the author of Banjo For Dummies and Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies and he also hosts five online instructional courses for Peghead Nation. To learn more, visit his website.

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ABOUT THE CROWN
The Crown at the Carolina, located on the third floor, started its life as the 1927 vaudeville theatre’s original sign shop, churning out iconic posters and ads for early touring shows and movies. After spending the decades that followed as a storage area, the space underwent its first phase of renovation to open to the public as The Crown in September 2013.

Now a high-tech, flexible performance space, The Crown is celebrated for its delicate acoustics, inviting ambiance, intimate setting, as well as its accessibility to the Triad’s performing arts community. Warm, exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and huge lead-paned windows (original to the building) bring the room its natural, historic, up-cycled “cool” factor.