Clarke Buehling to perform April 24 (Arts & Entertainment)

Clarke Buehling is quite literally an international sensation in the musical arts. Touring all over the U.S. and Europe, he performs a unique style of banjo playing hailing from the 19th century. He performs as a solo artist and with his band The Skirtlifters.

Musical talent isn’t his only skill; he has been making his own gourd banjos since 1984 but only takes them as custom orders.

He is largely famous for his older style of banjo playing using old sheet music from the 1800s and old rags and jigs from their eras. He’s played this style of music all over the world in places like England and the Netherlands. He has also played at many folk concerts, colleges and festivals around the nation. He plays and teaches the violin, mandolin and guitar, as well.

He’ll be playing in M-105 in the Fine Arts building Tuesday April 24, 2007 at 7 p.m.

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