The Faulkner County Library welcomes the Davanzo Family Bluegrass Band at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17.
Alert concert attendees will recognize Carmen (the dad) from the popular Hometown Bluegrass Band. But the whole family is multi-talented!
The Davanzo Family Bluegrass Band consists of mom (Bridget), dad (Carmen), and their three children: Brittany, 18, Monica, 17, and Nick, 14. Brittany plays the fiddle and sings with the group. She started playing the guitar at 7 years old and the fiddle at 9 and has been competing and regularly placing "in the money" in fiddle contests for several years. Monica plays the mandolin, fiddle, and guitar and sings with the group. Monica placed first in the Arkansas State Guitar contest in 2011 and first in the Oklahoma State Jr. fiddle contest in 2012. Nick plays the banjo and guitar and has recently started playing the mandolin. Nick started playing the guitar at age 4 and was reading sheet music before he could read the song titles on the music he was playing. Nick has placed first in the Arkansas State Banjo contest two times.
All of the children have been performing together for several years at various events throughout Arkansas and the surrounding states beginning with "guest appearances" with Dad’s bands and moving on to full performances with the family. Recent performances have taken the Davanzo family to Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, in addition to Arkansas.
All library events are free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the library at 327-7482 or email Nancy@fcl.org.