Bill Evans illustrates the history of the banjo from its West African roots to the New World by playing music on vintage instruments. Evans is the author of “Banjo for Dummies,” hosts four instructional DVDs for AcuTab Publications and is co-author of “Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook: Banjo Edition from Mel Bay.”
His show is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Feb&346; 7, at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Tickets cost $18 in advance and can be purchased at Music Coop, online at www.stclairevents.com or by calling 541-535-3562. Tickets will cost $20 at the door, $10 for ages 12 through 17. Kids 11 and younger get in free.