|Photo by Graham Tolbert|
Pert Near Sandstone | First Avenue | Friday, October 24
It's hard to believe Pert Near Sandstone's Kevin Kniebel once almost gave up the banjo.
Everything fell into place when he had his first clawhammer-style lesson with regional folk musician Bill Cagley. By the next week, Kniebel started playing the banjo on stage, and for most of the past decade his banjo has traveled across the country alongside his closest friends. These friends hatched upon a style of string band music that hits hard with acoustic instruments.
Before Pert Near Sandstone celebrates their 10th anniversary with special guests the Big Wu and "Spider" John Koerner, Gimme Noise got the band to look back at what got them here.