Bill Evans

Banjo For Dummies and Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies author Bill Evans is one of the best and most experienced bluegrass banjo teachers & workshop leaders in the world. His instruction is practical, down-to-earth and designed for the adult learner. Bill has performed with David Grisman, David Bromberg, Peter Rowan, Dry Branch Fire Squad, and many others in a professional career that now spans over three decades. He currently tours with his solo show The Banjo in America and performs with the trio Crary, Evans & Barnick featuring flatpicking guitar pioneer Dan Crary.

Bill has taught at virtually every bluegrass camp in the world and he produces his own annual events in California & New Mexico (the California Banjo Extravaganza & the New Mexico Banjo Camp). He has produced eight instructional DVDs for Homespun Tapes, the Murphy Method and AcuTab, is the co-author of Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook: Banjo Edition from Mel Bay Publications and has taught thousands of students from all over the world, including Chris Pandolfi (The Infamous Stringdusters), Erik Yates (Hot Buttered Rum) and Wes Corbett (Molly Tuttle Band). His latest recording is “Songs That Are Mostly Older Than Us,” recorded with Tennessee fiddler Fletcher Bright and Americana icons Norman & Nancy Blake. Bill also hosts the Beginning Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo courses online at Peghead Nation (