Sunday, August 1, 2010

SCPC Concert Tonight: Tony Trischka

When you think about banjo music, many of us blank out after Dueling Banjos, the music most associated with the 1972 movie Deliverance; but sometimes we just need to be reminded: Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, The Kingston Trio...the Smothers Brothers.

This evening's Somerset County Park Commission's 2010 Summer Concert Series features American banjo player - and New Jersey resident - Tony Trischka.

Go to his website to hear some of his music and you will make attending tonight's concert a must. See you there.

The free concert starts at 7 p.m. at Dukes Island Park on Old York Road in Bridgewater. If the weather looks iffy, call (908) 722-1200 X 351 to check on concert.

Don't forget your folding chair, a blanket, maybe a picnic, and a few dollars for ice-cream.

For Wikipedia on banjos go here. For Wikipedia on Tony Trischka go here.

To sample more of Mr. Trischka's music go to his store, pick out the Hill Country album, then hit "Listen to samples".

If you like what you hear, many of the artists have CDs on sale at the concerts. I hope Mr. Trischka does!

More on this summer's SCPC concerts, which run on Sunday evenings through August 29th go here.

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