KPBX Kids Concert
A tribute to Earl Scruggs with the Panhandle Polecats and banjo picker Christopher Arndt. Earl Scruggs is the father of the Bluegrass banjo sound; known for his three finger banjo picking, it’s been said that Earl Scruggs is to Bluegrass what Babe Ruth is to baseball. KPBX pays tribute to the master picker with high-energy Bluegrass music by the Panhandle Polecats with special guest Christopher Arndt. The Panhandle Polecats, also known as the Little siblings, are a family from the panhandle of North Idaho. Composed of three sisters and two brothers, the Panhandle Polecats have performed bluegrass publicly since 2003. The concert will feature Jenny Little on standup bass, Hank Little on Dobro and harmonica, Molly Wilbur on mandolin, and Bonnie Campbell on guitar. Joining the Panhandle Polecats for the concert is Christopher Arndt, a Scruggs-style banjo picker from Post Falls. Christopher started playing banjo with The North Idaho Hat Band, a trio formed with his brother and a friend, and now performs around the Northwest with Kevin Pace and the Early Edition.