Palouse Folklore Society


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February 12th: Thursday : House Concert featuring Adam Nordell and Johanna Davis in the attic at 314 East 2nd St in Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by Donation.

 

At long last, the concert we’ve all been eagerly awaiting. Adam Nordell and Johanna Davis will join us for a wonderful evening of traditional and contemporary songs and fiddle tunes, Thursday February 12th. Adam and Johanna also perform around the country as part of the contradance band, Sassafras Stomp. Sassafras Stomp is a high-energy folk music duo with one foot in Maine and one foot in western Montana. Weaving together diverse fiddle traditions, and evocative songwriting with a strong rhythmic sensibility, fiddler Johanna Davis and guitarist Adam Nordell build a rich, dynamic roots sound marked by driving foot percussion and sweet harmony vocals. Davis and Nordell’s collaboration began during a month-long musical residency in Basin, Montana, a tiny silver mining town a stone’s throw away from the continental divide. After a debut performance at Seattle’s Northwest Folklife Festival, the duo established themselves as a regular contradance band at dances across Montana. In 2010, they relocated to Davis’ home state of Maine to start an organic farm, Songbird Farm, a certified organic, mixed vegetable farm on the bank of the Sandy River in west-central Maine, and participate in the New England contradance community. They have since performed for a widening circle of dances, concerts and festivals across the country, from North Carolina to California, Massachusetts to Washington DC. So you know that they’re interesting and engaging people. Thursday, February 12th at 7 pm. Note that the date has changed, so be sure to update your appointment calendar!  http://www.sassafrasstomp.com/

 

 

February 14th and 28th -Saturdays: SLOW JAMS (Second and fourth Saturdays) from 1-3 PM 314 East Second St. attic (up the long driveway and up the back stairs.) For any interested folk musicians All experience levels welcome, including raw beginners. We may go over a piece more than once. Bring music or chords if you have them and share a little of what you are working on. There will not be an audience. We just go round in a circle picking a favorite tune, and others try to join in. Perfection not even considered! Come join us.

 

 

February 21st: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Potatohead and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM

 

We aim to dispel the potentially dreary February weather with the wonderful irish melodies of Paul Smith, John Watkinson and Lisa O'Leary, and the guitar and bouzouki rhythms of Dave Roon, the ever popular Potatohead. Sandi Klingler is one of our favorite dancers and a pretty good caller too. She always has a delightful and interesting set of dances for us. Should be fun!

 

Beginner? No problem- Arrive at 7:30 and there are free lessons.

 

No Partner? No worry. There are lots of dancers - many would like to dance with you. All dances are taught. Singles, families & beginners are always welcome.

 

Free dance lessons at 7:30 8-10:30 Dance Admission: $6 for members, $8 for non-members and $5 for first time beginners

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

Feb 12: House Concert featuring Adam Nordell and Johanna Davis in the attic at 314 East 2nd St in Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by Donation.

 

Feb 21: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Mar 21: Contra Dance with music by the River City Ramblers and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Apr 18: Contra Dance with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 1: Contra Dance with music by Floating Crowbar and calling by Ray Polhemus, at a location TBA, 7:30 PM.

 

May 16: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by Mitchell Frey, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

June 20: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

July 11: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by Karen Wilson-Bell, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a second Saturday!

 

July 25: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a fourth Saturday!

 

August 15: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by Gary Miller, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM.