Hey everybody – just wanted to let you know about an event/conference that is happening at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC this week. Its called “The Black Banjo Gathering.” This is the second such gathering, the first happened back in 2005. Its organized by folklorist Cece Conway and is meant to bring attention to the African-American roots of Old Time music. My band The Dust Busters will be performing and doing workshops at this event, along with many many other performers. Its gonna be a really great gathering of people. If you live in North Carolina or can get there, this is definitely worth going to. – Eli
From their website:
The 2010 Black Banjo Gathering Reunion at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
The Farthing Auditorium concert will be Wednesday, March 24th at 7:30p.m. (doors open at 6:30). Tickets: $10/$20 in advance (while tickets last) $12/$25 at the door. For tickets call Farthing Auditorium at 1-800-841- 2787, or visit www.farthing.appstate.edu. Fri & Sat Workshops & Legend Tickets TBA. Hotel Information.
The Reunion will feature lectures, workshops, concerts panels, films, outreach sessions to Appalachian State students and to the surrounding communities.