March 12, 2015




We have a great show in store for you March 27 - here's a little banjo "herstory"


I have a link here to an article by Pete Seeger called "In Praise of Banjo Picking Women" ... I appreciated his accounts of banjo history and commentary that there was a shortage of visual and textual evidence of the history of women with banjos - but in fact there were quite a number of women pickers despite their lack of representation! Above on the left see "Cousin Emmy" from the 1940s and below Lily May Ledford. 
 

All of this inspired me to put together a show of lady banjo pickers at Awaken Cafe.

Join us for a night of lady-fronted bands featuring both traditionals and original avant-garde banjo music!!