Smart bets: Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan

We’ve all heard of “Dueling Banjos,” but Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan are two string virtuosos who work together. Collectively, the musicians have collaborated with a brimming Rolodex of A-list artists, including Fiona Apple, Wilco, Béla Fleck, Dolly Parton and even the Jonas Brothers. Pikelny, Grammy nominee and banjoist for Punch Brothers, says he’s long awaited an opportunity play alongside repeat Grammy-winning fiddler Duncan in a live setting. He calls the tour “a real exploration of the fiddle and banjo sound,” adding that fans should “expect an intimate glimpse” of the interplay of these stringed relatives. The duo’s nine-date East Coast tour stops at the Altamont Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. $30/$35. thealtamont.com. Photos courtesy of the musicians

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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