February 1st First Wednesday Old Time Jam with Dave Thielk
Dave Thielk will be leading the tunes this month at the First Wednesday Quimper Grange February Jam. Dave will be playing in the key of D and the key of A (fiddle tuned AEAE). Dave has been dancing squares, and contras since 1976, when he moved to Seattle and immersed himself in the now infamous dance scene led by stalwarts such as the Mudflap Ramblers, and Sandy Bradley. Shortly afterward, Dave started playing back up guitar, then banjo, and more recently fiddle. Dave approaches the fiddle from the dance perspective, but also goes back to original source material before making tunes his own. He will be playing tunes from John Salyer, Ernie Carpenter, Melvin Wine, Brad Leftwich, Bruce Molsky, Tommy Jarrel, James Bryan and others.
Dave in the chicken coop!
Saturday February 11 - Square Dance with Dave Thielk and Hoot and Holler
|Caller Dave Thielk|
|Hoot and Holler|
Dancing starts at 8 PM but you can come at 7 and jam with the band! All dances are taught. All ages and experience levels are invited. Families,
tribes, couples, and lone coyotes are all welcome. Cost is $6 for adults; 16 and under are free. 1219 Corona. Bring a personal water bottle, please, and optional snacks to share with other dancers. See you there!
For more info, call Dave at 360-602-1270.
Sunday February 12 - House Concert with Hoot and HollerBi-costal singer-songwriters and instrumentalists Mark Kilianski and Amy Alvey, better known as Hoot and Holler, are kicking off 2017 by releasing a brand new album “Reasons to Run”, and embarking on their third annual west coast tour. That tour includes a stop in Port Townsend, playing for a dance on February 11th, and performing a house concert on February 12th from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
Amy and Mark present a hearty dose of traditional songs and tunes, with a contemporary edge, on fiddle, guitar, and banjo as well as original songs and compositions. Their songwriting evokes the
|Hoot and Holler's latest album|
"Reasons to Run"
Amy and Mark, Berklee College of Music grads, are debuting brand new material from their upcoming album, "Reasons to Run," in addition to previous releases, “Nothing If Not Young,” and “Is This Goodbye.” The performance will be spring-loaded with rare energy and exceptional musicality as they unleash their best, and freshest works.
Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona. Suggested donation $10 - $20. For more information call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.
Feb 18th, 7:30-11:00 Third Saturday Contra Dance
The third Saturday Contra this month will be on February 18th and features WILD PHIL AND THE
BUFFALO GALS -- an evening of toe tapping fun for beginners and experienced alike. Calling the dances will be perennial favorite: Sherry Nevins. Come at 7:30 with friends and partners (or without) and enjoy ‘til 11. Admission will be $6 for adults with no charge for those 16 and under. For more details call Tinker at 379-2882.
The band includes Becky Evasick, Quenn Charrier, Carol Sword, Phil Andrus (not shown Nancy Katz on bass).