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There’s no dancing allowed in the aisles of the Ahmanson Theatre but you’d be forgiven for succumbing to the fiddle and banjo-heavy tunes of Bright Star, the guileless musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.
The play, taken from the novel Julia's Banjo by Rob Fennah and Helen A. Jones, has its roots in Beatles history because a banjo was the first instrument Lennon learned to play.
Against a poor defense, with the Chiefs missing their best cornerback, Carr and the Raiders became banjo hitters.
His banjo playing is almost jaunty, but there’s a spiritual component to the chords—a weighty minor here and there—that speaks of the sacrifices optimism demands.
Springsteen sings, plays a harmonium and banjo and Ron Aniello is in charge of drum loops and electric keyboards on the track.
Featured are Mark Dumm, on banjo; Henry Peyrebrune, on guitar; Trina Struble, on fiddle; Derek Zadinsky, on bass; and Jeff Zehngut, on mandolin.
Among the many supporting roles, the standouts were the mellifluous baritones Alexander Birch Elliott as Sonora and Kenneth Overton as the balladeer Jake, whose sentimental tune of home seemed ill-matched with his prop instrument, a banjo.
The former Old Crow Medicine Show guitarist and banjo player, just out with his David Rawlings-produced Folksinger, Vol. 2.
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