Lake City Contra/Old Time Country Dance
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Schedule of bands and callers:June 25-Olympia's "RiffRaff" features Lindon Toney, Josie Toney, & Jesse Partridge cavorting merrily on fiddles & guitar. 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) are multi-faceted musicians and good time instigators – check 'em out! http://www.eliasalexander.com/about/ http://www.kevincarr.org/bio/ Seattle's sweetheart callers Tom & Amy Wimmer keep us smiling.July 16-"Triple A" (Audrey Knuth, Andrew VanNorstrand, & Amy Englesberg – MA & NY - fiddles, guitar, piano, feet) is a power trio that will knock your socks off with their strong, innovative dance music. (Audrey & Amy of "The Free Raisins" http://www.freeraisins.com and Andrew of "Great Bear Trio" https:www.facebook.com/greatbeartrio) Portland caller Noah Grunzweig gets the party vibe on!July 23-Wowie zowie – it's "The Onlies" (Riley Calcagno, Sami Braman, Leo Shannon, & RuthMabel Boyntz on fiddles, guitar, mandolin, banjo, & bass) - dynamic young talent you will not want to miss!! http://www.theonlies.com/bios/ Caller Sherry Nevins + guest caller George Gao amplify the fun!July 30-George Wilson (Wynantskill, NY) & Laurie Andres artfully play the most delicious tunes on fiddle & piano, just right for contras! Ace caller Mary Devlin (Portland) serves up a yummy menu of sweet and savory dances.Aug 6- NO DANCE tonight - Lake City Salmon Fest weekend http://salmonfestseattle.comAug 13-"The Quarks" (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, & Terry Wergeland – Portland & Seattle - fiddle, clarinet, sax, & piano), with fav Portland caller Erik Weberg, show us what true contra delight is made of!Aug 20-These wise guys - "The Wisenheimers" (Portland's Alan Snyder & Dave Goldman on fiddle & keyboard) – play zesty dance tunes with a sly sense of humor. Caller Laurel Thomas (Portland) keeps 'em in line! Aug 27-Dave Bartley (guitar, mandolin, cajon, les pieds), Marni Rachmiel (flute, saxophone), Natalie Stephens (trombone), & Terry Wergeland (piano, accordion, trumpet) are super-cool musicians who are hip to the contra jive! Genial caller Michael Karcher calls super-cool dances.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-"Tapsalteerie" (Jon Singleton, Clare Woolgrove, Jan Martindale, Nick Leininger, Sam Good – fiddles, concertina, guitar, bass) Oct 1-"Woodchuck's Revenge" (Jerry Berger, Suzanne Girardot, Nancy Katz, Terry Weiner, Harley & Shera Bray - fiddles, mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass); LauraMe' Smith callerOct 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); Susan Petrick (CA) callerNov 5-"Heliotrope" (Paul Englesberg - flutes, concertina, Robin Brown - fiddle, Michael Hobart - guitar - Bellingham); Marlin Prowell caller Nov 12-"Steve & Brad Band Fortified" (Steve Blum-Anderson, Brad Reynolds, Jay Finkelstein – fiddle, accordion, guitar, piano); Valerie Cohen callerNov 19-"The Syncopaths" (Ryan McKasson, Jeff Spero, Ashley Broder, Christa Burch – CA & WA - fiddle, mandolin, piano, bodhran) http://www.syncopaths.com ; & George Marshall (MA) callerWED Nov 25- SPECIAL Thanksgiving Eve Dance! "Charles Street Messengers" (Brandon Hunter – trombone, Brittain Barber – sax, Tyler Hamilton – electric guitar, Dylan Hughes – electric bass, Kyle Kirkpatrick – drums, Minami Fukuda - keyboard & vocals); Sherry Nevins callerDec 3-"The Frequent Flyers" (Laura Light, Jeff Spero, Dave Bartley – VA, CA, WA – fiddle, piano, guitar, mandolin, cajon); Eric Black (SF, CA) callerDec 10-"Contra Sutra" (Ryan McKasson, Marni Rachmiel, Dave Bartley, & Russell S) fiddle & viola, flute & sax, guitar, mandolin, cittern, percussion https:www.facebook.com/ContraSutraDec 17-Eileen Nicholson (Syracuse, NY) & Eric Anderson - fiddle & piano; Bob Nicholson callerDec 24-TBADec 31- NO DANCE TONIGHT - Have a Happy New Year!
Please read footprints for a brief history of this dance series.