The Los Banos Arts Council presents the Evie Ladin Band in concert on April 21.

As an arts council press release notes, “Described as tenacious and innovative string musicians, Evie Ladin, Keith Terry and Erik Pearson make up the Evie Ladin band.

“Grounded in Appalachian old-time repertoire,” the press release continues, “seasoned in African-diaspora roots, writing from life in modern cities, blurring the lines between music and dance, the polyrhythmic heat of Evie’s clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.”

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle praises the band for the outstanding experience that comes from their performance. The compositions are noted as clever lyrics with mature arrangements, calls rowdy square dances for urban crowds, rocks straight up old time clawhammer banjo, and gardens, from the vibrant homebase of Oakland, and bringing it all to Los Banos.

Evie has won ribbons and arts fellowships, performed in sold out concert halls and cozy living rooms, and toured around the world, to every state in the US except Florida.

Tickets are on sale starting at $15 for students and $20 general admission and can be purchased at The show runs from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on April 21. The Ted Falasco Arts Center is at 1105 Fifth Street.

Courtney Andrade