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Ken Perlman Clawhammer Banjo

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  • Date: September 11, 2019
  • Location: Camano Center
  • Time: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

The Center is very pleased to announce the upcoming concert featuring world famous clawhammer banjoist, Ken Perlman. If you know banjo or old time music, you know Ken Perlman. If you don’t, now’s the time. Ken has been leading the American Banjo Camp on the Olympic Peninsula for many years and this year was enticed to hang around an extra week for the good people of Camano and surrounds. Do not miss this premier event.

Ken Perlman is a pioneer of the 5-string banjo style known as melodic clawhammer; he is considered one of the top clawhammer players in the world, known in particular for his skillful adaptations of Celtic, Appalachian, & Canadian fiddle tunes to the style. He has toured throughout most of the English-speaking world and in Western-Europe, both as a soloist and – for over fifteen years – in a duo with renowned Appalachian-style fiddler Alan Jabbour. An acclaimed teacher of folk-music instrumental skills, Ken has written some of the most widely respected banjo and guitar instruction books of modern times.

David Cahn, who will be accompanying Ken, hails from Seattle, Washington and is a versatile instrumentalist, playing in numerous bands over the past thirty years. He's toured with Rodney Miller, and appears on two of his CDs which include several of David's original tunes. He's taught at the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, The Festival of American Fiddle tunes, Pinewoods, Augusta, American Banjo Camp, and many other camps and festivals around the country.

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606 Arrowhead Rd
Camano Island, Washington 98282

Name: Karen Conway
Phone: (360) 387-0222