Programs & Concerts:
The Banjo Man performs lively and engaging folk, bluegrass and original music for all audiences including kids and seniors. I am available for occasions such as concerts, community festivals and children's parties. The very talented and award winning members of the New Mountain Fever Band, featuring Katy Morse on guitar and Alan Oresky or Lisa Bushman on fiddle, and yours truly playing banjo are now available for bookings. We perform as a duo, trio, quartet or larger band.
In recent years, the Banjo Man has performed concerts in major venues for general audiences such as: Strathmore Music Center in Kensington, MD and The National Theatre in Washington, DC.
Winter Holidays: Standard Holiday songs
and carols; music for Christmas and Chanukah
St. Patrick’s Day: Familiar Irish songs as well
as traditional Irish tunes performed on the Banjo
Patriotic: July 4th, Memorial Day, Flag Day,
Halloween: Spooky Mountain Songs for
grownups; Kid’s Halloween events
(somewhat less spooky, just plain fun)
The Banjo Man is well known in the DC
area for Children’s entertainment. Katy Morse
is a talented, experienced music teacher and
performer who works with children of all ages.
Frank and Katy, as the duo Beside Ourselves
are also available for the following programs.
“Frank’s performance is interactive, educational, and great fun for children and parents.”— Karen Murphy, Director
The Learning Center for Young Children, Kensington, MD
Children’s Parties – He performs traditional
favorites, plays dancing games, and brings
maracas and streamers for a patriotic
The Banjo Man is a regular attraction at festivals
such as the Loudon Bluegrass Festival, Cox
Farms Fall Festival, the Takoma Park Folk
Festival, and others.
Registered with Smokey Glen Farm as a recommended entertainer, Frank has performed there at picnics and, recently, a wedding. The strolling show works very well at these outdoor events.
The History of the Banjo Program is a flexible presentation that covers what is known about the origins and development of the banjo, and also relates it to its very important place in the history of American Music. This program can be a brief overview of the whole history, or related to a particular historical period, such as the Civil War Era, or a particular music genre such as bluegrass.
Band members can be added to form duos, trios, etc. for a fuller presentation at any of the above programs. I work with some great fiddle players in banjo/fiddle duo formats, as well as with my regular band members on mandolin, guitar, and harmony vocals.
Beside Ourselves on the Grassy Nook Stage at the Takoma Park Folk Festival
—photo by Terrence Mulligan
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