11/17/2012Location: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St, Lowell MA Time: 8:00 PM Fee Information: Free
Come join us for a musical journey back in time, when if you wanted to hear music, you had to play
it yourself. Classic style banjo was popular in the 1830s and 40s, and became somewhat of a
virtuosic tradition by the 1880s. Originally played on gut strings, this parlor music has a classical
feel to it.
Seasoned musicians Peter LaBau (banjo) and Mitch Nelin (tenor mandolin) will deliver an entertaining
evening of music interspersed with great stories of a nearly vanished musical tradition.