V.22 No.19 | 5/9/2013
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com
Many Shades of Gray
Shrubsall deconstructs the banjo’s complex cultural symbolism
Steven Robert Allen reports on the banjo’s complex cultural symbolism and Wayne Shrubsall’s 70th birthday party.
V.21 No.22 | 5/31/2012
Courtesy of Elliott’s Ramblers
Banjos on High
Elliott and co. ramble back to Burque
After a long absence, Elliott’s Ramblers, one of the most beloved bluegrass acts in New Mexico history, is returning to Albuquerque for a show.
V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011
Wayne Shrubsall and his five-string circus
In 2009, banjo czar Wayne Shrubsall funneled much of his vast store of knowledge into a concert at Albuquerque's Covenant Church called The Really Big Banjo Show. It sold out to a standing-room-only crowd. Many people got turned away. A new incarnation, Dr. Wayne Shrubsall’s Really Bigger Banjo Show, happens this Friday night at the South Broadway Cultural Center. Shrubsall emphasizes that this is a different, expanded show. “Trust me,” he says with a smile. “This really is bigger.”
V.20 No.16 | 4/21/2011
This Week's Music: Spring Social tonight, Double Plow and Justin Hood albums drop, Adam Hurt, All Locos Crabwalk
Aural Fixation: Weekly Alibi’s Group Hug presents the Spring Social
Spotlight: Earl Who? An interview with Adam Hurt
Song Roulette: Local hip-hop musician Justin Hood’s random tracks
Flyer on the Wall: All Locos Crabwalk
An interview with Adam Hurt
The first name that pops into the brain whenever the word “banjo” is spoken is usually Earl Scruggs, who largely invented bluegrass banjo picking from scratch back in the ’40s. There are other banjo-playing styles, though, that are less well-known but just as captivating. Among aficionados of this kind of banjo picking, Adam Hurt is considered one of the best.
V.20 No.13 | 3/31/2011
Random Tracks From the Music Library of The Porter Draw’s Ben Wood
V.19 No.46 | 11/18/2010
Le Serpent Rouge Slithers Onto Stage
Comedy Open Mic at Back Alley Draft House
See some live comedy at this open mic hosted by Drew Wayne.
Supper with Santa at The Shark Reef Café
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