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]