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Lecture Series: “THE STRYCHNINE BANJO”, CW Bayer

May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


Most Famous Mining song composed in Virginia City 1868

Description: An entertaining talk about entertainment! Mark Twain compared the effect of the banjo to the effect of strychnine whiskey. CW Bayer will present, THE STRYCHNINE BANJO, Charley Rhoades, Jake Wallace and “The Days of ’49”—a slide show and discussion. On an historical minstrel banjo, CW will play the most famous mining song of the 19th century, composed in Virginia City during 1868.

Bio: CW Bayer has authored several books on local history: Dreaming Up Nevada Territory (a talk he gave us last fall), Rhymes From The Silver State-historical lyrics, and The Strychnine Banjo—the subject of this talk. He performs music—originals and standards— in Virginia City regularly at the Canvas Cafe and all the best saloons.

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1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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