Lake City Contra/Old Time Country Dance
Every Thursday at
The Lake City Farmers Market is open for the season (June 12 thru Oct 2) until 7 pm on part of 28th Ave NE, south of the Lake City Community Center and north of NE 125th St. Access the community center's parking lot from NE 127th St; other parking is available nearby.
Come early and enjoy a picnic dinner in the park (between the community center and the library) - or in the hall if it rains!
Schedule of bands and callers:____________________July 24-"Les Fabulous Girls du Ouest Coast": ooh-la-la, a bevy of stylishly tuneful ladies converging for our dancing pleasure! Madame LauraMe' Smith adds her own special blend of sugar and spice with her witty, elegant calling, AND guest caller Joey Norton (St. Petersburg, FL) stirs in his own tropical seasoning!July 31- no dance (hall is unavailable)SAT AUG 2- SPECIAL SATURDAY NIGHT CONTRA DANCE following the Lake City Community Center's Salmon Bake! "Hot Cider" (Evan & Elise Snoey and Kelly Morgan – brother, sister & mom on fiddles, piano, & guitar) pours out scrumptious tunes with tasty genetically-matched harmonies. Joe Micheals plays bass and shares the calling with Sherry Nevins to double your fun! http://salmonfestseattle.comAug 7-"Toad Mountain Ramblers" (Mike Schway, Dave Nerad, & Clyde Curley on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, & guitar) jumps down from Bellingham with music as refreshing as a splash in a cool northern lake! Versatile caller Suzanne Girardot keeps us hopping. Aug 14-Ultra-high energy and excitement prevail when Ryan McKasson & Scotty Leach team up on fiery fiddle & pulsating piano! http://ryanmckasson.com Baltimore MD caller Greg Frock fans the flames. Aug 21-"The Contra Quartet" (Jesse Partridge on fiddle, Steve Cifka on cello, Julie Bennett on percussion, & Jay Finkelstein on guitar - Olympia) offers an intoxicating whirl of beautiful melodies and compelling rhythms. Alluring caller Lindsey Dono stirs it up just right!Aug 28-Get way deep in the contra groove with "Perpetual e-Motion" (Ed Howe & John Cote' – Maine – fiddle, guitar, electronics) http://www.perpetuale-motion.com Ace caller Will Mentor (VT) turns the fun meter all the way up! Sept 4-"The Electrodes" (Joe Bowbeer, Marcy Kubbs & Joe Micheals on 5-string electric violin, acoustic guitar, & piano) are sure to charge you up for a rousing good time! https:www.facebook.com/TheElectrodes Michael Karcher calls stimulating and satisfying dances.Sept 11-Audrey Knuth & Larry Unger - Boston MA – fiddle & guitar http://littledeeraudio.com http://www.larryunger.net ; Marlin Prowell (Bellingham) callerSept 18-"Groovemongers" trio (Rebecca McCallum, CW Abbott, & Jane Knoeck – Rochester NY – fiddle, mandolin, accordion, piano) http://www.groovemongers.com ; Eric Curl callerSept 25-Laurie Andres & WB Reid - fiddle, accordion, guitar, banjo, piano; Colin Hume (England) callerOct 2-"End Effects" (Marni Rachmiel, Andrew Foster, Anita Anderson, & Natalie Stephens (sax, flute, fiddle, trombone, piano); caller TBAOct 9-"Joyride" (George Penk, Erik Weberg, Sue Songer, Jeff Kerssen-Griep – Portland - fiddle, flute, harmonica, bombarde, piano, guitar, percussion); Noah Grunzweig caller http://www.kluberg.com/Joyride.htmlOct 16-"Pete's Posse" (Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, Tristan Henderson - Vermont - fiddle, mandolin, guitar) is a multi-generational powerhouse trad-roots string trio based in northwestern VT’s Champlain Valley. Mary Wesley (VT) caller
http://newcitygalerie.org/november-17th-petes-posse/Oct 23-"Coracree" (Jane Rothfield, Sarah Gowan, Bill Quern, Allan Carr - NY - fiddle, guitar, foot percussion, banjo, mandolin, melodeon, harmonica, bass) http://www.coracree.com Seth Tepfer (Atlanta GA) caller Oct 30-Eva Reich (Seattle) & Jeff Kerssen-Griep (Portland) - fiddle & guitar Nov 6-Ryan McKasson, Claude Ginsburg, & Dave Bartley (fiddles, mandolin, guitar, cittern, cajon); Woody Lane (Roseburg, OR) caller & foot percussionNov 13-"Great Bear Trio" (Andrew, Noah, & Kim VanNorstrand – upstate NY – fiddle, guitar, piano); George Marshall (W MA) caller http://greatbeartrio.com/Great_Bear_Trio/Home.htmlNov 20-"Ari & Mia" (Ariel & Mia Friedman - Boston, MA) fiddle & cello www.ariandmiamusic.com
Please read footprints for a brief history of this dance series.