11th Annual Battle of the (String) Bands | Berkeley
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MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley) | 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Battle of the (String) Bands | 2013 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Most of the bands will be fiddle-banjo combos, but there are always some that push the old-time envelope: jug bands, Greek bands, ragtime mandolins, Irish stepdancers, Italian tarantellas –- anything goes as long as it’s unplugged.
The kickoff performance is by Manning Music Fiddlers with a special half-time show by Big Hoedown. Formed in the 1990s by Bruce Molsky, Rafe Stefanini, and Beverly Smith, this old-time “power trio” features Bruce and Rafe switch-hitting on fiddle and banjo, and Beverly’s punchy guitar backup and expressive singing.
Sign up from 10-11 am.
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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