Lake City Contra/Old Time Country Dance
Every Thursday at
Schedule of bands and callers:
May 21-Kick off your NW Folklife Festival weekend with "Karen's Jumpstarters": Seattle's Karen Iglitzin on fiddle & daughter Ariana Nelson on cello (grad of Rice Univ, incoming freshman at Juilliard!), + Olympia's Eric Schlorff on harmonica, squeezebox, & stand-up bass, + Portland's Gordy Euler on fiddle, Jeff Kerssen-Griep on guitar/percussion; & Sue Songer on piano! Perennial fav David Kaynor (Montague, MA) calls and fiddles (yes, at the same time!)May 28-"The Fixations" (Laurie Andres, Cathie Whitesides, Sandy Bradley on accordion, fiddle, guitar, and piano) will more than satisfy your dance cravings with their joyous melodies and energizing rhythms. Astute caller LauraMe' Smith takes us on a zesty ride! June 4-Enjoy a garden of musical delights with "The Quite Contraries" (Mary Varnum, Olga Hauptmann, & Nancy Peterson - fiddles, Ruth Stark - cello, Dick Curtiss - mandolin, Sue Holt – fiddle & clarinet, Melissa Coffey – whistles, Will Brown & Theresa Bowes – guitars, Terry Wergeland - piano, & Joe Micheals - bass). Eric Curl calls contras that always make us smile!June 11-Kick up your heels with the high-energy music of "Minnie Pearl Jam" (Frank Blade, Claudia Anastasio, Dave Leddel, Cary Lung, & Nancy Katz on fiddles, banjo, mandolin, guitar, & bass). Lively caller Amy Carroll will get us whoopin' & hollerin'! June 18-True-blue dance tunes from Acadia/Quebec are soulfully played by "La Famille Léger" (Devon, Louis, Dejah, & Barbara on fiddle, accordion, piano, guitar, & "les pieds")! Suzanne Girardot calls dances that are a perfect fit. June 25-Olympia's "RiffRaff" features Lindon Toney, Jesse Partridge, & friends cavorting merrily on fiddles & guitar – and another surprise instrument? Playful, adept caller Andrea Nettleton (from Atlanta, GA) is an extra treat!July 2-Master musicians Stuart Williams (fiddle, guitar) & Terry Wergeland (piano) team up with talented teenage fiddler Oliver Abrahamson for an evening of multi-generational bliss. Joe Micheals combines great taste in dances with the best "caller voice" in town!July 9-Elias Alexander (Boston, MA - border pipes, percussion, whistle), Kevin Carr (Ashland, OR - fiddle) & Daniel Carr (Grants Pass, OR - guitar); Tom & Amy Wimmer callersJuly 16-"Triple A" (Audrey Knuth, Andrew VanNorstrand, Amy Englesberg – MA & NY - fiddles, guitar, piano, feet); Noah Grunzweig (Portland) callerJuly 23-"The Onlies" (Riley Calcagno, Sami Braman, Leo Shannon, RuthMabel Boyntz – fiddles, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass) http://www.theonlies.com/bios/; Sherry Nevins caller July 30-George Wilson (Wynantskill, NY) & Laurie Andres – fiddle & piano; Mary Devlin (Portland) caller Aug 6- NO DANCE tonightAug 13-"The Quarks" (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Terry Wergeland – Portland & Seattle - fiddle, clarinet, sax, piano; Erik Weberg (Portland) callerAug 20-"The Wisenheimers" (Alan Snyder & Dave Goldman – Portland - fiddle & piano); Laurel Thomas (Portland) callerAug 27-Dave Bartley, Marni Rachmiel, Natalie Stephens, & ? - fiddle, flute, sax, trombone, guitar, mandolin, cittern, cajon; Michael Karcher caller Sept 3-Ruthie Dornfeld (fiddle) & Larry Unger (Boston - guitar); David Millstone (NH) caller
http://www.ruthiedornfeld.com http://www.larryunger.net http://www.davidmillstonedance.comSept 10-"Countercurrent" (Brian Lindsey & Alex Sturbaum + Brendan Taaffe [Brattleboro VT] – fiddles, accordion, guitar, mbira) http://www.countercurrentmusic.com http://www.brendantaaffe.com ; David Kaynor (Montague, MA) caller Sept 17-"Uncle Farmer" (Ben Schreiber & Michael Sokolovsky – CA – PLUS Scotty Leach – fiddles, guitar, piano, foot percussion) http://www.unclefarmermusic.com ; Maggie Jo Saylor (Chicago, IL) caller http://www.maggiejosaylor.com Sept 24- TBAOct 1- TBAOct 8-Claude Ginsburg, Ryan McCasson, & Dave Bartley (fiddles, mandolin, guitar, cittern, cajon); Woody Lane (Roseburg, OR) caller & foot percussionOct 15-"The Contra Quartet" (Jesse Partridge - fiddle, Jay Finkelstein - guitar, Julie Bennett - percussion, & Steve Cifka - cello - Olympia); Lindsey Dono caller Oct 22-"The Rhythm Raptors" (Rodney Miller – fiddle, TJ Crow – mandolin, Jeff Spero – piano, Mark "Pokey" Hellenberg – percussion, Ralph Gordon – bass) http://www.rhythmraptors.com/ ; Gaye Fifer (Pittsburgh, PA) caller Oct 29-"The Euphemists" (Alan Snyder, Dave Goldman, Paula Hamlin, Kaye Blesener, Jerry Nelson - Portland, OR – fiddle, keyboard, sax, clarinet, trombone, flute, whistle, guitar, percussion)Nov 5-"Heliotrope" (Paul Englesberg - flutes, concertina, Robin Brown - fiddle, Michael Hobart - guitar – Bellingham Nov 12- TBANov 19-"The Syncopaths" (Ryan McKasson, Jeff Spero, Ashley Broder, Christa Burch – CA & WA - fiddle, mandolin, piano, bodhran) http://www.syncopaths.com ; & George Marshall (MA) callerNov 25-SPECIAL Thanksgiving Eve Dance!Dec 3-"The Frequent Flyers" (Laura Light, Jeff Spero, Dave Bartley – VA, CA, WA – fiddle, piano, guitar, mandolin, cajon)Dec 10-"Contra Sutra" (Ryan McKasson, Marni Rachmiel, Dave Bartley, & Russell S) fiddle & viola, flute & sax, guitar, mandolin, cittern, percussion https:www.facebook.com/ContraSutra
Please read footprints for a brief history of this dance series.