Lake City Contra/Old Time Country Dance
Every Thursday at
Schedule of bands and callers:Nov 13-Forget about hibernating when the "Great Bear Trio" is in town! Andrew, Noah, & Kim VanNorstrand (from upstate NY) will thrill us with wildly creative music on fiddle, guitar, & piano. http://greatbeartrio.com/Great_Bear_Trio/Home.html Perennial fav George Marshall (W MA) calls with style and grace. Nov 20-"Ari & Mia" (Ariel & Mia Friedman -"Boston's Americana Sister Act") melds Mia's feisty fiddle & Ari's rich cello with our own Dave Bartley's awesome guitar work! www.ariandmiamusic.com Adept caller Adam Carlson treats us to a lovely selection of contras.WED Nov 26-SPECIAL Thanksgiving Eve Dance featuring irresistably happy twins "The Canote Brothers, and their Esteemed Colleagues" (Greg & Jere Canote, Maya Whitmont & Melissa Mark) on fiddles, guitar, banjo, & ukelele! Effervescent caller Amy Carroll keeps the party sparkling.Nov 27- No dance – Happy Turkey Day!Dec 4-Soar to giddy contra heights with "The Frequent Fliers": multi-talented Laura Light (VA), Dave Bartley (WA) & Jeff Spero (CA) on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, cittern, cajon, & piano! Caller Eric Black (SF,CA) is our capable and genial pilot.Dec 11-"The Euphemists" (Alan Snyder, Dave Goldman, Paula Hamlin, Kaye Blesemer, Jerry Nelson - Portland, OR - fiddle, keyboard, sax, clarinet, trombone, flute, whistle, guitar, percussion) cooks up a delicious mix of hearty fiddle tunes spiced with tasty horn riffs. Graceful caller Susan Petrick (CA)** serves it up just right!Dec 18-Eileen Nicholson (Syracuse NY) & Rachel Bell (Shinglehouse PA) cavort merrily on fiddle & accordion, with our own Eric Anderson conjuring up irresistable piano rhythms! Caller Bob Nicholson (Syracuse NY) keeps us stepping lively. Dec 25-Treat yourself to a SPECIAL HOLIDAY DANCE with the full, sparkling sound of "Monday Night Live" (Sande Gillette & Alan Roberts' dynamic jam band) and caller extraordinaire David Kaynor (Montague, MA). Cheers!!!Jan 1, 2015- No dance – Happy New Year!Jan 8-Karen Iglitzin, Roger Nelson, & Ariana Nelson (fiddle, piano, cello); Jack Mitchell (Durham, NC) caller http://www.indigo-logix.com/jack/Jan 15-Lee Anne Welch (SF,CA) & Eric Anderson (Seattle) – fiddle & piano; Linnaea Chapman callerJan 22-"The Rhythm Rollers" (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, WB Reid - fiddle, guitar, banjo-guitar, accordion); Gordy Euler (Portland) callerJan 29-Sean Bolton, Melissa Coffey, Doug Plummer (fiddles, flute, & piano); LauraMe' Smith caller Feb 5-"Stringrays" (Rodney Miller, Max Newman, & Stuart Kenney – NH & MA ) fiddle, guitar, bass www.stringraysmusic.com Frannie Marr (CA) callerFeb 12-"Countercurrent" (Alex Sturbaum and Brian Lindsay – transplanted from Ohio – fiddle, accordion & guitar) http://www.gallimaufrymusic.com; Lindsey Dono callerFeb 19-"Making Time" (Susan Burke, Terry Wergeland, Joe Micheals) fiddle, piano, guitar, bass; Cindy Holmes caller Feb 26-"Sassafrass Stomp" (Johanna Davis & Adam Nordell – Maine) fiddle, guitar, foot percussion) www.sassafrasstomp.com ; Rachel Wallace (Chicago) caller www.rachelcallscontras.comMar 5-"Buddy System" (Noah VanNordstrand & Julie Vallimont - NY & MA ) fiddle, piano, feet, mouth harp; Will Mentor (VT) callerMar 12-10th Annual CONTRA MARATHON - benefit for NW Folklife Festival!Mar 19-"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) callerApr 9-"Group du Jour" (Clyde Curley, David Cahn, Bill Meyer, Jerry Gallaher - fiddles, accordion, guitar, banjo, piano, feet); Gaye Fifer (Pittsburgh, PA) caller
Please read footprints for a brief history of this dance series.