Banjo, The Professor, and your Kids!

Okay, let’s get the banjo jokes out of the way first:

Q: How do you tune a banjo?
A: Everybody yells the answer: “Who cares!”

Q: What’s perfect pitch?
A: Tossing a banjo into the toilet without hitting the rim!

Okay, enough already. Despite the fun to be had making fun of the banjo (don’t get me started on flute jokes) it’s a terrific instrument. It can be fun, mournful, cheerful, sad.

  • Love classical music? Check out Bela Fleck’s “Perpetual Motion” CD – gorgeous classical music on the banjo.
  • Prefer your banjo a little more folky? Pete Seeger has anchored his music with his trusty banjo for 70 years! Check out “Live in 65” for a great sample of Pete’s music.

So – here’s your chance to have a ton of fun. Paul Silveria calls Portland, Oregon home, and is bringing his alter ego kids show to town. Playing as “Professor Banjo”, he leads sing-alongs, spontaneous dances and games with his banjo.  Word on the street? A show the whole family (even teenagers) can enjoy.

And now, with a strum of the old banjo, the details:

When: Saturday, May 8th, 3:00 PM

Where: Om Culture (2210 N. Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98103)

Cost: $7 adults, $5 kids, no more than $20 per family


[Update: time corrected above]

  1. Sparky said,

    How come there are no banjos in Star Trek?

    Tue, May 4 at 10:13 am
  2. Patrick Shaw said,

    There is banjo in Star Trek, at least according to this site:

    Tue, May 4 at 12:03 pm
  3. Sparky said,

    Joke punch line:
    It’s the future.

    Tue, May 4 at 12:07 pm
  4. Flash said,


    Tue, May 4 at 1:53 pm
  5. Sparky said,
    Joke-teller Tim O’Brien stands corrected.

    Tue, May 4 at 2:37 pm
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