Lake City Contra/Old Time Country Dance
Every Thursday at
Schedule of bands and callers:Jan 8-Karen Iglitzin, Roger Nelson, & Ariana Nelson (fiddle, piano, cello) weave a beautiful blanket of original and traditional melodies to warm a wintry night of hearty dancing! Experienced caller Jack Mitchell (Durham, NC) makes his Pacific NW debut. http://www.indigo-logix.com/jack/Jan 15-Lee Anne Welch (SF,CA) & Eric Anderson (Seattle) – fiddle & piano - this dynamic duo will put a grin on your face and a spring in your step! Endearing caller Linnaea Chapman treats us to a fine selection of dances.Jan 22-Go for a rollicking ride on the high seas of contradance adventure with "The Rhythm Rollers" (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, & WB Reid on fiddle, accordion, guitar, & banjo-guitar). Portland caller Gordy Euler is our trusty navigator!Jan 29-Our pals Sean Bolton, Melissa Coffey, & Doug Plummer (fiddle, flute, whistle, sax, & piano) bring their exuberant music from living-room-house-parties to the dance hall! LauraMe' Smith calls great dances with style and grace. Feb 5-Superstar band "Stringrays" (Rodney Miller, Sam Bartlett, Max Newman, Stuart Kenney, & Mark Hellenberg on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass & percussion) lights up the town with "improvisational string music, from the raucous to the sublime"! www.stringraysmusic.com Ace caller Frannie Marr brings some California sunshine our way.Feb 12-"Countercurrent" (Alex Sturbaum and Brian Lindsay – recent transplants from Ohio) energetically blends streams of Irish, Quebecois, and old-time tunes on fiddle, accordion & guitar. http://www.gallimaufrymusic.com Charming caller Lindsey Dono directs the flow.Feb 19-We're glad that these three busy and talented musicians are "Making Time": Susan Burke, Terry Wergeland, & Joe Micheals (fiddle, piano, guitar, bass). Sunny caller Cindy Holmes personifies FUN like no one else! Feb 26-"Sassafrass Stomp" (Johanna Davis & Adam Nordell - fiddle, guitar, foot percussion) "is a high-energy dance band with one foot in Maine and one foot in western Montana". www.sassafrasstomp.com Caller Rachel Wallace (Chicago) loves to get dancers in the groove. www.rachelcallscontras.comMar 5-"Buddy System": Noah VanNordstrand (of "The Great Bear Trio") & Julie Vallimont (of "Nor'easter") - fiddle, piano, mouth harp, & foot percussion, from NY & MA - are known for bravely venturing into contemporary electronic realms within the context of traditional dance music. Superb caller Will Mentor (VT) is our fearless leader!Mar 12-10th Annual CONTRA MARATHON - benefit for NW Folklife Festival! 17 callers + 6 bands = 3 hours of non-stop, no walk-thru FUN! Jump in or out at ends of the lines to rest, rehydrate, & change partners…or play along with the bands…part of the Cascade Promenade weekend. www.cascadepromenade.orgMar 19-"Kerplunk" - formerly BLT Sandwich - (Betsy Alexander, Laurie Andres, Tony Mates – fiddle, accordion, guitar); Craig Wolfe callerMar 26-"Les Trois Capitains" (Devon Leger, Clyde Curley, Eric Schlorff- fiddles, accordion, guitar, harmonica, feet); Carol Piening callerApr 2-"BAM!" (Brandon Vance, Anita Anderson, Marni Rachmiel – fiddle, flute, sax, piano); Kelsey Hartman (CA) caller Free admission - dance hosted by Michael Klinger in celebration of his birthday!Apr 9-"Group du Jour" (Clyde Curley, David Cahn, Bill Meyer, Jerry Gallaher - fiddles, accordion, guitar, banjo, piano, feet); Gaye Fifer (Pittsburgh, PA) caller Apr 16-"Tinkers Dram" (Brid Nowlan, Howard Good, Cheryl Phillips Adcock, & Jalaine Madura – fiddle, accordion, bass, & guitar); Eric Curl & Clare Woolgrove callers Apr 23-"The Coffey Party" (Cathie Whitesides, Melissa Coffey, Amy Carroll - fiddle, flute, whistle, sax, piano); Suzanne Girardot callerApr 30-"Bulldog Dan" (Armin Barnett & friends); Kathy Anderson (Ohio) callerMay 7-"The Syncopaths" (Ryan McKasson, Jeff Spero, Ashley Broder, Christa Burch – CA & WA - fiddle, mandolin, piano, bodhran) http://www.syncopaths.comMay 14-"Chassez" (Vivian & Phil Williams, Terry Wergeland) fiddle, mandolin, guitar, piano; May 21-pre-Folklife Festival super band with David Kaynor (Montague, MA) callingMay 28-"The Fixations" (Laurie Andres, Cathie Whitesides, Sandy Bradley - accordion, fiddle, guitar, piano); LauraMe' Smith caller
Please read footprints for a brief history of this dance series.