Signature Series: Wilson Banjo Co.
Need a dose of bluegrass this November? Head to the Newport Branch for an evening concert.
Wilson Banjo Co. is bringing bluegrass tunes to the library on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7 pm. Stick around after the concert for a short reception and an opportunity to get autographs.
About Wilson Banjo Co.
The band’s namesake, Steve Wilson (right), started off as most musicians likely did: growing up playing music with his family.
He developed a respect for the sound, look and feel of the instruments they played. Later in life, he worked in Nashville, Tenn., for the Gibson Custom Art Shop. There, he designed and built custom art pieces. Many of these were special orders for a long, distinguished list of players. He learned from the best, and this experience would leave an imprint on his life that stayed with him to this day.
Wilson will be accompanied by Sarah Logan. Born and raised in Maine, Logan has played the fiddle and sung since she was five years old. She currently goes to East Tennessee State University (ETSU), where she majors in their bluegrass program. Major influences include Alison Krauss, Adam Steffey, Jerry Douglas and Stuart Duncan.
When home in Maine, Logan plays with her Dad’s band, Jerks of Grass. Logan says her Dad is the one who got her started playing fiddle and bluegrass music, as well as kept her playing.
General Signature Series Info
When: 7 pm Friday, Nov. 17
Where: Newport Branch (901 East Sixth Street)
Free tickets are required. Tickets will be mailed two weeks prior to the events. Tickets requested after that time will be available at the desk on the evening of the performance.