Joan and Pete Wernick “Dr. and Nurse Banjo” to Play Niwot , Colorado Grange Hall 11/17 & 11/18


I got this nice note from Pete Wernick today about an upcoming show:

Hello Friends,

I will be performing two nights, November 17 & 18, with Flexigrass and my wife Joan L. Wernick at the historic Niwot Grange Hall in Niwot, Colorado. The Grange is the coolest place to play. We go back about 12 years there with this band, and about 25 years including all the Hot Rize years. Joan and I will open the show with some bluegrass/country duets, then we’ll join Flexigrass for some dixie-jazz-grass fun!  Hope to see you there,

Dr. Banjo

Pete Wernick, “Dr. Banjo,” is renowned worldwide for his accomplishments and contributions to bluegrass music: the hot-picking force in several trend-setting bands including Hot Rize , respected author and teacher, songwriter, and long-term President of the International Bluegrass Music Association. Pete’s current performance schedule centers around appearances with Flexigrass, Hot Rize and with his singer/guitarist wife Joan as a duet (“Dr. and Nurse Banjo”). The Live Five’s album (now Flexigrass), I Tell You What!, (Sugar Hill) was released in 1996, hitting the top 40 of the national Gavin Americana Radio Chart. Their 2002 follow-up, Up All Night, also garnered widespread acclaim and airplay. The band’s unique combination of banjo with clarinet, vibraphone, bass, and drums continues to forge new pathways combining traditional and modern elements in American roots music.

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