Bill Evans

Click this photo and go to an interview with Bill Evans in The Banjo Newsletter

Style: Old time, bluegrass and acoustic country
Began performing: Early 1980s
Stomping grounds: Ohio / Kentucky

Banjo player for Dry Branch Fire Squad, Evans released an acclaimed solo CD last year, Native and Fine. (I'll add an acclamation: It's great! It's brilliant!) He began playing in the early 80s in the progressive bluegr ass band Cloud Valley, which included Missy Raines, Charlie Rancke and Steve Smith and recorded two albums. He joined the Dry Branch Fire Squad in 1993, and appears on their latest CD, Live! At Last! Evans is an ethnomusicologist, has served on the board of the Bluegrass Museum, writes on the history of the banjo and teaches banjo workshops.

Personnel on Native and Fine:

Jason Carter - fiddle
Mike Compton - mandolin
Stuart Duncan - fiddle
David Grier - guitar
Missy Raines - bass
Suzanne Thomas - vocal on "Wondrous Love"
Ron Thomason - vocal on "Saalo's Joy" and "Omie Wise"

Booking / Mailing address

Native and Fine Music
C/o Bill Evans
503 Hill Avenue, Owensboro, KY 43201
Phone: 502/685-2373
E-mail: [Bill Evans]

Web Page [Rounder Records]:


Native and Fine Rounder CD 0295 [1995]

With Dry Branch Fire Squad:
Live! At Last Rounder 0339 [1996]

With Cloud Valley:
A Bluegrass Ensemble [1983]
Live In Europe [1985]

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