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Wednesday, September 25, 2013



Here in the Pacific Northwest we’re a long way from Southern Appalachia, but over the next ten days you can experience some of that region’s musical heritage presented by an amazingly talented musician who truly knows what it’s all about. Dan Levenson, a master of Old Time fiddle and clawhammer banjo styles will be in Vancouver, Washington, Sept. 27-28 and in Seattle Oct. 3-6 (See more below.) For a sample of true Old Time clawhammer style, listen to him play an old tune called "Forked Deer" on an 1865 banjo by clicking here.

Or maybe you'd prefer fiddle.
Dan Levenson is a favorite among fans of this music, voted one of the top ten clawhammer banjo players in the country by readers of Banjo Newsletter Magazine. It’s no wonder. His extraordinary musicianship, knowledge of authentic Old Time styles, and ability to teach others keep him in demand around the country and even beyond its borders. That’s why you won’t want to miss hearing him play during this visit our corner of America. 

Dan will be conducting workshops and private lessons for players of both banjo and fiddle as well as presenting his popular concert program called “An Evening With Dan Levenson,” a great show for anyone to enjoy, musician or not. It includes fiddle, banjo, guitar, songs, stories, and even dance.

If you can't make it to a concert or workshop, you can order his recordings and instructional materials on the "Products" page of his website.


After delighting folks in Eugene, Oregon, last weekend, Dan will appear next in Vancouver, at Kennedy Violins, located at 508 SE 117th Street. His 7 p.m. concert on Friday, Sept. 27, will be followed by two workshops on Saturday. See the Kennedy Violins website for more information and tickets.

If you live in the Puget Sound area, be sure to catch Dan’s performance at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café 8310, Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, (206) 436-2960. This FREE performance  is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Folklore Society, donations are welcome. Time: 7:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.

Then, dust off your banjo or fiddle and come on over to one of my favorite places, Dusty Strings in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, for weekend packed with learning.

Workshops galore at Dusty Strings,

3406 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
866-634-1662 or 206-634-1662

Register NOW for these workshops as they could fill up quickly.

Banjo: Saturday, Oct. 5 10:30-12:30 and 2:00-4:00

Fiddle: Sunday, Oct. 6 12:15-2:15 and 2:30-4:30

Welcome to the Northwest, Dan!

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