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Hometown Bluegrass at the Faulkner County Library

Posted: January 23, 2014 - 10:36am
The Faulkner County Library welcomes the return of Hometown Bluegrass at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.
The Faulkner County Library welcomes the return of Hometown Bluegrass at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.

The Faulkner County Library welcomes the return of Hometown Bluegrass at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.

HTB has long been a local favorite, with Carman Davanzo on guitar and vocals, Bob Steel on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Lyle Dent on banjo and dobro, and Robert Krezeszinski on upright bass and vocals.

HTB was founded in 2003, and has been delivering bluegrass standards and adaptations from other genres ever since. With backgrounds in folk, country and rock, the group provides solid musicianship and great musical diversity.

Lyle Dent grew up playing music in Northeast Arkansas. He plays the banjo, guitar, dobro, pedal steel, and fiddle. His extensive knowledge of bluegrass and country music have provided the background for the development of the traditional facets of the band and his experimentation with other music forms have enabled the extension of the sound of the band.

Carmen Davanzo, a Yankee (he’s from Minnesota) started playing bluegrass as a pre-teen but didn’t have any luck finding others in Minnesota interested in bluegrass. As with most of his generation, he played rock-n-roll in his teens and 20s and didn’t rediscover bluegrass until middle age set in.

Bob Steele hails from a Kansas farm, growing up in a family that included two parents that taught music. The experience that Bob had growing in a musical family gave him the ability to quickly learn new songs and arrange vocal harmonies as if it were child’s play.

Robert Krzeszinski started as the lead singer in a rock band in the 60s and has done stints playing bass and singing in many country and rock bands in Central Arkansas.

All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org, Facebook and Twitter.

Refreshments will be served.

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