Banjo-Rama 2017

April 23, 2017

By John Greitzer and Karen Hefter

The East Bay Banjo Club played two sets at Banjo-Rama on Sunday, April 23. We played in the morning and afternoon programs. Our two sets were to include geographically titled songs such as “California Here I Come,” “Georgia On My Mind,” “Carolina In The Morning”, and “Alabamy Bound,” and a wide variety of other songs including the “Battle Hymn Of The Republic,” This Land Is Your Land,” “Beer Barrell Polka”, “Heart Of My Heart”, “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” and the “youngster” of all the songs in our list, the 1960s hit “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry. Due to some logistical issues our sets were shortened a bit, but the show nonetheless provided an opportunity for EBBC to “show our stuff” to the crowd.

Twenty-five of our members participated, including Tom Brunetti, Rich Combs, Jack Convery, Betty David, Clyde Dedmon, Jesse DeTorres, Alex Dongallo, Bob Ehrhorn, Barbara Findlay, Don Granberg, Karen Hefter, Deb Hodson, Terry Horner, Ardie Jarrett, Garry Kerr, Bob Malucelli, Dina Melamed, Linda Myers, Phil Myers, Bud Pearce, Jan Ruzicka, Slavka Ruzicka, Diana Starr, Jack Starr, and Pat Warnick.

Group gathers after performance