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Midwest Banjo Camp to perform at Olivet College
Jun 07, 2013

Some of the world’s most talented and renowned banjo players have gathered to perform two concerts as part of the Midwest Banjo Camp (MBC) at Olivet College over the weekend. The performances will take place Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. in the college’s Mott Auditorium.

Featuring a faculty of some of the most accomplished banjo players worldwide, the MBC draws hundreds of participants each summer to the Olivet College campus. During the four-day camp, banjo players get hands-on instruction in classes ranging from old-time to bluegrass. The musicians also take time for jam sessions in classrooms, lounges, lobbies and other common areas throughout the course of the weekend. Camp instructors rise to the occasion by accompanying the banjo players with mandolin, guitar, bass, fiddle and vocals for a truly unique musical experience.

Some of the top performers and teachers at this year’s camp include: Greg Adams, Cathy Barton Para, Janet Beazley, Riley Baugus, Mac Benford, Greg Cahill, Pat Cloud, Chris Coole, Bill Evans, Dan Gellert, Casey Henry, Bill Keith, Mike Kropp, Brad Leftwich, James McKinney, Alan Munde, Joe Newberry, Ken Perlman, Tony Trischka, Fiddlers Alan Jabbour and Peter Knupfer, Guitarists Jack Lawrence and Dave Para, Mandolinist Mike Compton, Bassist Tom T. Ball and Repair Tech Scott “Stretch” Reinsmith. The camp is directed by Ken Perlman and Stan Werbin.

For more information about MBC, as well as camp schedules and photos, visit www.midwestbanjocamp.com.


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