Evo Bluestein
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Evo Bluestein


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"Willamette Autoharp Gathering"

The extra part of yourself that you presented was evident and greatly appreciated. I’ve enjoyed your performances before but on a weekend
when all the performers were really on their game, yours was a magical, captivating tour de force. Gregg Averett, Willamette Valley Autoharp Gathering, OR - Gregg Averett

"Autoharp Quarterly"

Imagine the drag notes and driving rhythmic strength of Kilby Snow tempered with a touch that borders on the ethereal. The sound is terrific and he's clearly at one with this instrument.
June Maugery, Autoharp Quarterly, New
Manchester, WV - Stone Mtn Press

"CSU, Fresno"

Mr. Bluestein, this is just to let you know that I truly enjoyed your presentation last night. We were very fortunate to have you speak and
perform for our class. You brought a wonderful dimension to my study of folklore. I will admit I was a bit skeptical about the idea of listening to a "folklorist" –little did I know what a treat was in store for me. Thanks for the experience!
Lorayne F. McKelvy-Morris, California State University, Fresno
- student

"Mill Pond Festival"

Everyone is still glowing around here from a full weekend of traditional music. Of course, your name has become a household word and we all hope you'll venture this way again soon. Bob Mueller , Millpond Festival, Bishop, CA - audience letter


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Evo Bluestein
Multi-instrumentalist and singer Evo Bluestein brings to his music a rich legacy of American folk tradition, brilliant interpretation and original composition. Considered one of this country's most accomplished Appalachian-style autoharpists, Bluestein is equally known as a performer and teacher of oldtime fiddle, button accordion, guitar and banjo. His repertoire includes songs derived from Appalachian, Cajun, zydeco, blues and other styles of music.

While performing a spirited selection of American folk songs, he delights audiences with percussive stepdancing (clogging) as well. Raised in a musical family, for many years he performed in the Bluestein Family stringband. In addition to acoustic folk concerts, Bluestein plays accordion and fiddle in his electric band, Bad Boys Zydeco and in his original music ensemble Lyquid Amber.

Evo is well known in California schools where he has spent years building community with his American folk dance residency. In this program he spends a week or more, teaching, often an entire school, how to dance together. The program usually ends with a Friday night "barn dance."

"The students are more focused in your residency and they also see and understand math at work, math and music relationships and they create harmony as well as fun." 4th grade teacher, Center Elementary, Fairfield, CA