Ira Gitlin


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Sunday, October 4

DC Bluegrass Union All-Star Band (Bluegrass)

DC Bluegrass Union Block Party
State Theater
220 N. Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046

7:00 PM

An outdoors event, with safe distancing! I’ll be playing bass along with Randy Barrett, Danny Knicely, and John Seebach—my first full-band performance since March. For more information, go here.

Sunday, October 11

Online Workshop: Finding Melodies On Your Instrument

1:00-3:00 PM

If you play a stringed instrument (including guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin/fiddle, and ukulele) this workshop will show you how to take the music you hear in your head and find it on your fingerboard. Mastering this essential musical skill will enable you to learn new material more quickly and make you more self-sufficient. And by forging a connection between your ears, your hands, and your instrument, it’s also an important part of improvising.

For more information, or to register, go here.

Friday, December 4

Karen Collins and the Backroads Band (Honky-Tonk Country)

VFW Post 350 (“Hells Bottom”)
6420 Orchard Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912

8:00-11:00 PM

Wednesday, December 9

Big Howdy (Bluegrass)

New Deal Café
113 Centerway
Roosevelt Center
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 474-5642

7:00-9:00 PM

D'Addario Strings