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Niwot Historical Society presents Dr. Banjo


October 16, 2019

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Pete Wernick of Hot Rize fame will be the Niwot Historical Society's featured lecturer on Wednesday, Oct. 23. He'll explore the history of the banjo, the instrument he has mastered and been transfixed by since he was a teen.

Pete Wernick, aka Dr. Banjo, fell for the stringed instrument in his teens. What brought a banjo into the hands of a NYC kid? It was the legendary Earl Scruggs of Grand Ole Opry fame that first piqued Wernick's musical taste buds. Decades of picking and plucking have made Wernick a world-renowned musician, songwriter, and educator who calls Niwot, CO his home.

Dr. Banjo has entertained audiences at Niwot's Left Hand Valley Grange more times than he can count. The next appearance at his hometown venue will be a different sort of production-a lecture on the history of the instrument that is h...

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