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Bill Evans & Megan Lynch
Sunday Oct 11, 3pm 2009
Fiddle, Banjo & More!
- Since teaming up as a touring duo a year and half ago, Albany, CA and Nashville, TN bluegrass mainstays Bill Evans & Megan Lynch have been performing all around the United States and in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Banjo player and Banjo For Dummies author Bill Evans has performed with Dry Branch Fire Squad, Peter Rowan, David Grisman, Hazel Dickens, Laurie Lewis, Jody Stecher, Kathy Kallick, Bluegrass Intentions and his own Bill Evans String Summit. His two CDs "Native and Fine" (Rounder Records) and "Bill Evans Plays Banjo" (Native and Fine Records) topped critics' lists and the Bluegrass Unlimited charts. Folks know Nashville resident Megan Lynch from her National Championship fiddling credentials and from her performances with 3 Fox Drive, Due West, Pam Tillis, Dale Ann Bradley, Tony Trischka, Chris Jones, Roland White and Jim Hurst.
- Together, Bill Evans & Megan Lynch make music that’s going to surprise you. It's much more than a fiddle and banjo duo. While virtuosic instrumental work is to be expected from these musicians, it’s the outstanding lead singing of Megan and the pair’s rich duo vocal sound that is a revelation. Drawing on singer-songwriter and alternative rock sources as much as traditional old-time and bluegrass music, the duo creates music that’s intensely intimate but truly difficult to categorize. While rooted in bluegrass tradition, Bill Evans and Megan Lynch display a natural and unassuming sophistication that reflects their wide-ranging interest in many kinds of contemporary and popular music.
- The new CD let’s do something… is produced by Sam Bush Band guitar player Steve Mougin and was recorded in Nashville in the summer of 2008. Featuring richly textured soundscapes of multiple fiddles and banjos matched to Megan and Bill’s voices, the project features new takes on compositions from Deb Tannen, Nick Drake, John Gorka, Mark Knopfler, Van Morrison, Teitur, and the rock bands Editors and We The Kings along with two new instrumental tunes written by Bill Evans. Live, Bill plays acoustic and electric banjo and guitar while Megan plays fiddle
- What people are writing about BEML:
“The breadth and depth of the duets on let’s do something… is jaw-dropping, but Bill and Megan are more than the sum of two virtuoso musicians. Together, they prove that the fiddle/banjo is made for any genre when it’s done with imagination and passion.” Chris Stuart, IBMA Print Media Person of the Year
“You’ve hit this one out of the park, across the river and into the next county! Let’s do something… is one of the coolest, most imaginative and exciting projects ever. It’s amazing the depths, different nuances and amazing subtleties that can spring forth when the bass, guitar and other instruments aren’t masking what the fiddle and banjo are doing. Congratulations, you’ve explored some new ground and have laid down some truly powerful and exciting music in the process.” Dave Higgs, Nashville Public Radio’s Bluegrass Breakdown
Bill Evans & Megan Lynch