LIVE: The Grascals @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 11/3/11

November 8th, 2011, 1:00 pm by Greg
The Grascals

The Grascals

It was the kick-off concert of Banjo Bonanza week around around Nippertown, which also included the WMHT-TV airing of the historical documentary “Give Me the Banjo” on Friday, a concert by Abigail Washburn at Bearsville Theater on Saturday and the ever-adventurous Bela Fleck and the reunited original line-up of his band the Flecktones at The Egg on Sunday.

And without doubt, the Grascals concert served up the most traditional bluegrass display of the bunch. That is, if your definition of traditional bluegrass includes a version of the Monkees’ “Last Train to Clarksville.”

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The Grascals Kick Off Banjo Bonanza Week…

November 2nd, 2011, 1:00 pm by Greg

Banjos! Banjos! Banjos! This week, the Nippertown music scene is being invaded by some of the very finest five-string players on the planet, providing fans with a unique opportunity to hear the many facets of the banjo.

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