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27th Annual


Centennial Hall, Juneau, Alaska

April 16 - April 22, 2001

Final (sort of) Schedule


Guest Artists for the 27th:

Brad, Tom, and Alice
 (Check out our guest artist page)
Brad, Tom, and Alice

Tom Sauber, Brad Leftwich, & Alice Gerrard have been friends and musical soul mates for a number of years. Individually, each of them is recognized and respected as powerful musicians whose influence has been felt on a generation of younger musicians, and whose effect on the wider world of traditional music and culture has been far reaching.


Woody Lane : Dance Caller, Teacher and Percussive Dancer
Woody calls contra, squares, mixers, and circle dances for all levels of dancers, from weddings and community dances to venues for experienced dancers, such as contramanias and weekend dance camps. He generally calls modern contras, although occasional chestnuts are fun, and he enjoy calling smooth, active contras that dancers really enjoy. He can also call good fast squares, and will call one or more in an evening depending on the crowd and the music. His teaching is clear and precise, and he tries to generate excitement and exhilaration on the dance floor. He is also an accomplished percussive dancer and will usually do some stepdancing when he calls.



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Here is the final (sort of) schedule:




















Monday, April 16 * Centennial Hall

7:00 Forget-Me-Not-Fiddlers and Firefly Fiddlers * Juneau
Grades 3,4,5 & 6 from the Juneau Community Charter School perform several violin tunes under the direction of Xia Guohua and Lorrie Heagy.

7:15 Wayne Alex * Juneau
Very old Latin folk tunes, sea songs, old folk blues

7:30 Final Form II * Juneau (Odin Brudie, Bill Childers)
It's not broke, but I'm fixing it.

7:45 JP's Peewit * Juneau (Johnse Ostman, Erik Chadwell, Nicole Lantz)
Old Time

8:00 Rik Romerein * Juneau
A man, his guitar & some old songs.

8:15 Fruit of the Loon * Juneau (Dale McFarlin, Andrea Mogil)
Instrumental - Flute and Percussion

8:30 The Bluescast * Juneau
(Ron Clarke, J. Althea, Laury Roberts Scandling, Mo Hicks, Karl Ohls, Jeff Brown)
Political satire you can dance to

8:45 Alaskapella * Douglas
(Ed Schoenfeld, Rob Bosworth, Bob Wolfe, Jon Pollard)
Ed Schoenfeld and friends skip the instruments and use 4-part harmony to take on garbage bears, the gas line, and more

9:00 Mark & Scott * Juneau (Mark Bush & C. Scott Fry)
Acoustic ballads with lead guitar

9:15 Mitchell Franseth * Santa Fe, New Mexico
Vivaldi... 'tis not...

9:30 Daughters of the New Moon & El Sehr * Juneau
(Kathleen Gamble, Katy Pak, Shawn Anderson, Diana Ground, Angelica Johnson, Matt Gamble, Sarah Asper-Smith, Phyllis Scott, Adrienne Scott, Pilar Scott)
Middle Eastern Dance American Style performed to compelling rhythms

9:45 Panhandle Crabgrass Revival Band * Juneau
(Sean Tracey, Maridon Boario, Johnse Ostman, Ethan Abbott, Andy Ferguson, Erik Chadwell)
Crabgrass {kräb' gräs'} an annual grass, digitaria sanguinalis, is often found in waste grounds and often occurs as a weedy pest in lawns

10:00 Odd Waters * Juneau (Todd Walter, Christa Salmon)
Like a pantihose - egg in a tornado, Mr. Putts & I would go ...

10:15 Dennis of the North * Auke Bay (Dennis Nelson)
Perform original songs

10:30 Crouching Midget, Hidden Beaver * Juneau (Scott Jones, Jake Soboleff)
Acoustic Rock

Emcee: Jim Grammel

Stage Manager: Ann Gifford

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Tuesday, April 17 * Centennial Hall


7:00 Juneau Pride Chorus * Juneau
(Chris Blust, Sara Boesser, Kristen Bomengen, Marsha Buck, Mary Cartmill, Cheryl Cook, Judy Crondahl, Lorie Daniels, Jacque Farnsworth, Jean Findley, Mary Graham, Bev Haywood, Kelly Henriksen, Kathy Hocker, Marilyn Irwin, Bobbi Jensen, Kim Kiefer, Mo Longworth, Pat McLear, Bonnie Palmateer, Jane Roodenburg, Gani et se, Jill Sandleben, Jeanette St. George, Mary Szczepanski, Bonnie Turner, Linda Vallie, Christina Wallace, Susan Warner, Taffy Wells, Corin Whittemore, Leslie Wood)
We are a chorus of mothers, daughters, sisters, lovers, and grandmothers. Our common bond is a love of singing, as we join to celebrate our diversity

7:15 Bill Cassidy * Juneau
Strummer/singer of country and folk songs

7:30 Y'all * Ester
(Leighton Nunez, Jessica Beck, Marie Mitchell)
Cheese grating, mandolin playing misplaced Cajuns (but we love our new home)

7:45 Mental Matriarchs * Juneau (Julie Pigott, Alyse Galvin, Putt Clark)
A trio of moms slingin' some harmony

8:00 Pat Henry * Juneau
Songs from Jeanie's kitchen

8:15 The Bog Water Boys * Juneau
(Todd Walter, Jeff Goetz, Terry Schwarz)
Play some Folky Songs

8:30 Dr. Thompson's Medicine Show * Ashland, Oregon
(Larry Thompson)
Banjoist and Nostrum Merchant

8:45 Irene Muller * Juneau
This year, Irene has a set all to herself! She'll fill it with some of her favorite songs

9:00 Hannah and the Blue J's * Juneau
(Jeremiah Blankenship, Jake Sobeloff, John Lager, Hannah Lager)
Three working men and that one chick ...

9:15 Canso * Juneau
(Gani et se, Corin Whittemore, Cory Jean Whittemore)
We don't just carry a tune, we drive it around on back roads

9:30 Dave Stancliff and Friends * Juneau
(Dave Stancliff, Chris Gaylord, Becky Miller)
Acoustic tunes just for you

9:45 Big Kind Blue...Thing * Juneau
(Shosh Seligman and Albert McDonnell
Sonorous steel drum and the sonorous upright bass, together
on the FolkFest stage. Relax and enjoy!

10:00 Michael Maas * Juneau
Local singer-songwriter of cheesy-yet-intelligent piano-based pop songs

10:15 The Invisible Circus * Juneau
(Brian Sullivan, Georgia Horton)
One Hand Clapping!

10:30 Greg Maloney * Juneau
Singer/songwriter performing his own & other's songs that explore meaning and humor

Emcee: Darius Manino

Stage Manager: Laura Lucas



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Wednesday, April 18 * Centennial Hall


7:00 All Nation's Children * Juneau
(Natasia Johnson, Katy Waid, Ruby Soboleff, Joni Skrzynski, Denise Gossman)
Multinational children's dance group

7:15 Bryce Edgmon * Juneau
More original stuff

7:30 Kah Du Shan * Juneau
Songs reflecting the soul of the Taku "What if the Rain was Love?"

7:45 Tlingit Gospel Singers * Juneau
Hymns from SE Alaskan Presbyterian tradition

8:00 Ashh-leigh Robbins * Juneau|
Various fiddle selections

8:15 Outside Waters * Sitka|
(Kermit Whittemore, Vern Culp, Cindy Edwards)
Some more original music from the Southwest [southwest of Juneau, that is]

8:30 Teri Tibbett * Juneau
Original Songs

8:45 Glacial Erratics * Juneau
(Betsy Sims, Martha Scott, Kim Barlow)
The rolling stones return with some new tunes uncovered from beneath the ice.

9:00 Buddy Tabor, The Singing House Painter * Juneau
Call me for a free estimate: 364-2280

9:15 Greg McLaughlin, Ellen Ferguson and Wendy Parker * Juneau
Irish tunes on concertina & piano

9:30 Pam Bob & Friends * Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
(Pam Bob, Jessie Peter, Deb Jutra)

9:45 Rainee Godwin and the Bandtogethere * Juneau
Bandtogethere Music of the genre Country with Rainee Godwin, Terri Gallant, Albert McDonnell, Melissa Zahasky, Jim Griswold, Martha Scott

10:00 Shamrocks on Ice * Fairbanks (Julie Baldridge, Marty Baldridge, Erin Tilly) Music for former trees (with strings & keys)

10:15 Sarah C. Hanson and Great Support from Great People * Fairbanks
A home town girl singing songs inspired by land, love and people all around

10:30 Christine Gaylord and Alaska Friends * Woodridge, Illinois (Chris Gaylord, Becky Miller, Bryce Edgmon)
Acoustically yours from Chicago

Emcee: Tom Paul

Stage Manager: Anne Fuller

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Thursday Evening, April 19 * Centennial Hall

7:00 Juneau Children's Peace Choir * Juneau
(Joselle Abad, Beatriz Abella, Jasmine Araki, Laurel Araki, Andria Budbill, Joshua Egli, Sierra Handley-Merk, Cheyenne Kennedy, Dana Manchee, Denali Murray-Shapland, Haila Schultz, Elisha Thibodeau, Sage Thibodeau, Tanya Roust, Karen Kirts)
Free children's choir for any singer in 2nd-6th grades, specializing in uplifting, fun-filled, happy songs
7:15 Eric McDowell * Juneau
Friends & Family
7:30 Costa's Chicken-Head Eaters * Juneau
(Collette Costa, Joel Bergsbaken)
Come get yer drink on and gawk at local oddities, whilest enjoyen the finer sounds of banjo-ukes, kazoos and hatchets. Must see to believe.
7:45 Loose Strangs * Girdwood
(Peter Zug, George Sleichter)
Two fiddles - no waiting
8:00 Tom, Brad and Alice * Arcadia, California; Carrboro, North
Carolina; Durham, North Carolina
(Tom Sauber, Brad Leftwich, Alice Gerrard)
Guest Artists for the 27th Annual Alaska Folk Festival


8:45 Chantal and Dominique * Carcross, Yukon Territory
(Dominique Jarry-Shore, Chantal Briscoe)
Coffee roaster and social worker from Yukon play Appalachian folk. Great harmonies and unique songwriting
9:00 Frostfire * Fairbanks(Susie Hallinan, Scott Darter, Emmalisa Sparrow, Andy Reynolds)
Dangerously Celtic
9:15 Katie Henry * West Lebanon, New Hampshire
This year I'll bring songs, new and old, from New Hampshire, but this is always home
9:30 The Moondogs * North Douglas
(Jillian & Nik Zymonas and friends)
Original music with an embracing yet precarious resonance, luminous yet obfuse... well, original anyhay
9:45 Mr. McFeely * Fairbanks
(Gage Choat, Joe Hardenbrook, H. B. Telling)
A delicious blend of savory rock aroma and a full-bodied folk taste
10:00 Man in the Desert * Juneau
(Mark Lemmel, John Mark Gregory)
Mystical sounds from the desert
10:15 Douglas Delivery Service * Douglas
(Manya Pungowiyi, Ron Reed)
Manya & Ron trucking original lyrics your way from the Big Island across the Channel

Emcee: Jane Roodenburg

Stage Manager: Steve Merli



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Friday Evening, April 20 * Centennial Hall

7:00 Something Random (AKA Decaf) * Fairbanks
(Britt Arnesen, Becky Brubaker)
Two groovy girls with groovy original music!

7:15 Two or More * Cordova (Steve and Tia Vican)
Straight from Cordova! Original music that's fresh like a fish and funky like a mushroom

7:30 Jim Wimmer * Santa Barbara, California
Violin Maker/ Fiddle Stylist

7:45 Tetrafiddles * Fairbanks
(Lander Ver Hoet, Aurora Bowers, Sara Brauser, Meredith Clark, Katy DeLong, Colleen Herning, Paige Steiner, Adrienne Tilly, Jody March, Joel Martin, Becca Rorabaugh, Jessie Rostad, Katie Sousa, Collin Stackhouse and friends)
Music for a found millennium

8:00 Alaska Fiddlers' Convention
Ron Klein Photo (Wear your favorite Folk Festival shirt!)

8:15 The Smelter Rats * Tacoma, Washington
(Kevin Cavanagh, Mike Murray, Peggy Sullivan)
Sensitive Redneck Music

8:30 If I Had a Hammer * Juneau
(Michael Sakarias)
A musical potpourri of favorite tunes on solo hammer dulcimer

8:45 Gene Ryder * Fredericksburg, Virginia
Prodigal troubador returns!

9:00 Mark Jaqua & Friends * Ketchikan
Handcrafted songs for the mass production world

9:15 Burl Sheldon * Thorne Bay
(with a couple of friends)
Dad's favorites

9:30 Andy Baker * Anchorage
Anchorage based singer/songwriter with new songs inspired

by a journey through New Zealand

9:45 Ward Van Allen * Seattle, Washington
(with Kermit Whittemore)
Original folk/rock

10:00 Will Putman, Shonti Elder, and Trudy Heffernan * Two Rivers and Wasilla
Original songs - kind of like before only completely different

10:15 Paul Roseland "The Singing Sourdough" * Anchorage

10:30 The Doberman's Wallet * Eagle River
(Dan Possumato, John Walsh, Kenny Karabelnikof, Gerard McDonnell)
Classic Irish music in the grand old Tradition

10:45 Av Gross - Elizabeth Gross * Juneau
Some Old, some New - fiddle and guitar

11:00 Fiery Gypsies * Juneau
(Steve Tada, Dale Wygant, Bruce Simonson, John Staub, Phil Miscovich)
"Faster than a steroid-laden Olympian, more powerful than a Seattle earthquake, able to leap over difficult phrasing with a single note!"

Emcee: Michael Christiansen

Stage Manager: Mie Christiansen




Saturday Afternoon, April 21 * Centennial Hall


12:00 Dr. Stangelove * Fairbanks (Jay Stange)
The Spenard Files: songs of love and death, written and performed by this Whitehorse-born Alaska guy

12:15 The Aardvarks * Juneau
(Spencer Miller, Sterling Snyder, Sean Otteson McKeen, Q Smyth)
Four young guys sing 3 old songs

12:30 Janice Stamper * Anchorage
Original folk songs about the triumphs and trials of life in Alaska

12:45 Malani * Cordova (Malani O'Toole)
Young singer/songwriter from Cordova will touch you right in the heart

1:00 Sloughgrass * Cordova
(Mike Mickelson, Rob Collins, Aaron Lang, Rion Schmidt)
The Hottest Bluegrass band around a single mike in the Prince William Sound area

1:15 Ron Wise * Willow
A talented finger style guitarist. He emphasizes the Chet Atkins style of finger picking, and mixes it with jazz and modern music. He has performed at the Grand Ol' Opry, Vegas, and as a backup on the road for well-known performers

1:30 Rumblythumps * Fairbanks
(Paul Pendery, Caitlin Warbelow, Dennis Stephens)
Celtic/cowboy/musher fusion

1:45 Greg Thomas * Ketchikan
Australian/American folk

2:00 Kim Rogers * Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Long-time singer/songwriter who loves to sing romance, history & legends of the past. Her first CD "Canyon City" has sold very well in the North.

2:15 Two Steps Up * Fairbanks
(George Paul, Karen Rosene, Mr. Fiddle Player)
Traditional Celtic and then some

2:30 Steele Creek * Fairbanks
(Scott Kiefer, Charlie Hunt, Dave Misiuk)
New acoustic music for mandolin, guitar and bass goes upstream

2:45 Karen Boylan * Anchorage|
Karen fuses an extraordinary vocal range and complex guitar with emotionally rich lyrics in a selection of songs from her debut CD

3:00 WBHPTL * Juneau
(BJ Gardner, Jacques Norvell, Rick Pearson, Family and friends)
Family Gospel sing-a-long

3:15 Lou Nathanson * Anchorage
Unglued, unhinged, undone, but still unrepentant. Appearing today for an undisclosed sum. Unbelievable!

3:30 The O'Tooles * Cordova
(Sam, Linden, Malani and Makena O'Toole)
Enjoy 15 minutes of family harmony from Cordova!


Emcee: Roblin Davis

Stage Manager: Dawn Pisel-Davis


Saturday Evening, April 21 * Centennial Hall  



7:00 Good Ol' Friends * Juneau
(Cooper Galvin, Forrest Allen, Miles Allen, Sean Galvin, Rowan Kurtz, Reid Kurtz)
These guys have been playing together for more than half their life! These 7, 8, 9 & 10 yr olds enjoy their great music humor and old fashioned fun. Watch out, old timers!
7:15 Bearfoot Bluegrass * Cordova
(Kate Hamre, Malani O'Toole, Mike Mickelson, Angela Oudean,Annalisa Woodless, Jason Norris)
Talented teens from Cordova and Anchorage playing hard-driving Bluegrass


7:30 Allan, Nathan, Chris & Christa * Fairbanks
(Allan Bent, Nathan Schwartz, Christopher Carlson, Christa Wisneski, George, Kliff)
Acoustic Gypsy Swing
7:45 Celtic Confusion * Fairbanks
(Colleen Herning, Lisa Jaeger, Patrick Webb, Max Newman, Gary Newman)
Fairbanks Celtoids back at long last. Isn't that Irish CD done yet?
8:00 Dick Gumm * Ester
Solo acoustic guitar instrumentals
8:15 Skagway Beach Picnic * Skagway
Barbara Kalen, Ardy Miller, Mary Beattie, Mike Wanner, Pete Beattie, Rob Miller, Gene Bartell) Bears and more bears
8:30 Both Wild * Portland, Oregon
(Straford Wild and Andrea Wild)
Brother-sister duo from Liverpool performing traditional British Folk
8:45 Northern River * Fairbanks
(Daniel Berberich, Gary Markley, Joe Page, Gary Schultz, Carl Hoffman)
Traditional Bluegrass - Alaskan Style
9:00 Michael Truax * Juneau
Fresh from his Spur Road Tour
9:15 Annalisa Woodlee & Emily Tomfelt * Anchorage
Beautiful harmonies - Two sisters come together to do the thing they love most
9:30 Larry Zarella * Talkeetna
Songwriter-singer from The Denali Cooks brings insight and humor with his original folk songs
9:45 Adam Bartlett * Anchorage|
Alaskan compositions for the classical guitar
10:00 Rank Strangers * Anchorage
(Joe Page, Frank Solovani, Joel Kadarouch, Greg Booth, Bernard Glansbeek)
Contemporary, Traditional, Newgrass
10:15 Pat Fitzgerald & Robin Dale Ford * Fairbanks
We're just campin' ... heaven's our home
10:30 Pearl Django * Seattle
(Neil Andersson, Michael Gray, Rick Leppanen)
10:45 Ford James * Juneau
(with Robert Cohen, Wayne Norlund, Andy Engstrom)
Original New Age Jazz
11:00 Wind in the Bores * Juneau
(Henry Hopkins, Wendy Parker, Gary Newman)
Irish session tunes from Juneau

Emcee: Collette Costa

Stage Manager: Rachel Beck



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Sunday Afternoon, April 22 * Centennial Hall

12:00 Just for Fun Music * Juneau
(Kathleen Wiest, Alyse Galvin, Joe Funk, Callie Conerton, Aldyn Brudie, Mircea Brown. Logan Miller, Hannah Wilson, Robin Woodby, Cooper Galvin, Sean Galvin, Paul Christian, Annika Ord)
Charter School kids ages 7 to 11. Be ready to sing and laugh along with us
12:15 Ursa Major String Ensemble * Juneau
(Ren DeCherney, Franz Felkl, Kelsey Preecs, Austin Moline, Tristan Knutsen, Megan Bush, Thersea Badilla, Nina Schwinghammer, Hunter Brown, Daniel Piorowski, Mark Means, Mackenzie Slater)
Suzuki string players from Juneau
2:30 The Allen Family Band * Anchorage
(Bill Allen, Forrest Allen, Miles Allen, Mary Schallert)
Combining old festival geisers with some up and coming ones, a family with a noble purpose
12:45 Esther Golton * Talkeetna
Talkeetna performer accompanies her original songs with non traditional mountain dulcimer
1:00 Mossberry Jam * Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Compositions by Daphne Mennell, keyboard; Mike Wanner, accordion, electric bass; Deb Jutra, vocal, Gerry Fiscus.fiddle/guitar
1:15 Braided River * Cordova
(Carolyn Roesbery, Mary Roesbery, Susie Roesbery)
Acoustic family folk band from Cordova
1:30 Reid Tippets * Juneau
Four original songs; one is an Alaskan lullaby
1:45 Jason Messing * Juneau
Acoustic guitar and vocal. Original works
2:00 Bear Paw Pickers * Hoonah
(Stephanie Harold, Ben McLuckie, Bob Hutton)
Tunes from the den
2:15 Margie Anne * Anchorage (Margie Day, Yogi Lawrence)
A singing bus driver
2:30 Freezing Rain * Juneau
(Molly Trostel & Cate Ross)
Folk music from two wet girls
2:45 Large Red Kings * Juneau
(John Church, Pan Fish, Two Fish, Dan Fish, Blue Fish, Squack Fish, Rock Fish)
Alaska's largest jug band
3:00 Ivory Smith from Seattle * Seattle, Washington
Hometown girl returns after years of living down under (Seattle) to scat, surprise and bewilder
3:15 Robin Hopper * Chugiak
This songwriter from Chugiak will have you giggling one minute and reaching for your Kleenex the next .
3:30 Joe Karson * Homer
(with Blind Lemon Assenmacher)
Amish blues

Emcee: Sutapa Banerjee

Stage Manager: The Tetrafiddles



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Sunday Evening, April 21 * Centennial Hall

7:00 Alaska Youth Choir - Juneau
Juneau's Alaska Youth Choir features the voices of 56 youngsters, ages 8 - 16, in the Concert Choir and the Resident Training Choir. AYC gives young people an additional opportunity to sing beginning, intermediate and advanced choral music.
7:15 River of Life * Juneau
(Greg Lindsay, Jan Dennis, Eldon Dennis, Heidi Johnson, Keith Goering, George Trani)
Contemporary & traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel
7:30 Kevin Barr * Carcross, Yukon Territory
Kevin Barr is a singer-songwriter from the Carcross-Tagish area of the Yukon
7:45 Ken Waldman, Alaska's Fiddling Poet - and Friends * Anchorage
Fiddle tunes and fiddle-tune-related poetry
8:00 John Palmes * Juneau
|What you see is what it is, what you hear is how it sounds
8:15 Landbridge Tollbooth * Nome
(Jim Dory, Carol Gales, Margie McWilliams, Peter Neitlich)
Nome's one and only all-purpose old-time band


8:30 Cliff & Julie Landis * Bolinas, California
Happiness is a warm cow. Munch a little hillbilly sagegress.
8:45 Art Johns & Friends * Carcross, Yukon Territory
(with Kevin Barr)
9:00 Tom, Brad and Alice * Arcadia, California; Carrboro, North
Carolina; Durham, North Carolina
(Tom Sauber, Brad Leftwich, Alice Gerrard)
Guest Artists for the 27th Annual Alaska Folk Festival


10:00 Good Night, Irene


Emcee: Jeff Brown

Stage Manager: Susan Phillips


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Dance Schedule: Thursday Evening, April 19 * National Guard Armory

9:00 Juneau Polka Band * Juneau
(Dale Wygant, Steve Tada, Nathan Bastuscheck, Julia Bastuscheck, Russel Strandmann, Jim Rogers, Phil Miskowitch)
Waltzes, polkas, German, Polish and others


10:00 Bushwackers * Anchorage

(Sherri Hadley, George Sleichter, Linda Zeigler, Pete Zug, Fred Carpenter, Patti Hamre)
Rockin' Oldtime Repetoire

Caller: Woody Lane


11:00 Fiddlestorm * Fairbanks
(Susie Hallinan, Scott Darter, Emmalisa Sparrow, Nicole Webb, Patrick Webb, Sutapa Bangerjee, Simon Crelli)
Playing with the forces of Nature - electrifying contras

Caller: Kari Lundgren


Dancemaster: Rex Blazer



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Dance Schedule: Friday Evening, April 20 * National Guard Armory

7:00 Rhythm Method * Juneau
(Bill Glude, Mary Hymer, Joyce Levine, Dale McFarlin, TJ Merry, Andrea Mogil, Shar Fox, Doug Bridges, Mike Fieldhouse)
It doesn't always work, but it's lots of fun! Traditional and original rhythms with drums, flute, marimba, voice and horns

8:00 FleetStreet * Juneau
(Galen Tromble, Jim Noel, Tom Meyer, Dave Ham, Sandro Lane, Vicki Van Fleet)
FleetStreet features vocalist Vicki Van Fleet and plays Jazz and swing standards and original dance tunes

9:00 Well House * Douglas
(Sean Tracy, Ceann Kinney, Doug Fanyak, Patrick Murphy)
Rock-a-billy, Honky Tonk, Swing

10:00 Kudzu * Gustavus & Juneau
(Justin Smith, Clay Good, Albert McDonnell, Joel Bergsbaken, and Jay Caputo)

11:00 Salsa Borealis * Juneau
(Russell Sandstrom, Mike Stanley, Albert McDonnell, Mike Fieldhouse, Marc Ramonda)
Delicious blend of Afro-Cuban, Latino and Brazilian ingredients served up caliente!

12:00 The Bobb Family Band * Juneau
(Bob Banghart, Clay Good, Albert McDonnell, Jay Caputo, Riley Woodford, Jane Roodenburg)
Western Swing, classic Country


Dancemaster: John Lager




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Dance Schedule: Saturday, April 21 * National Guard Armory

7:00 Ripinski's Ghost * Haines
(Nancy Metashvili, Rob Goldberg, Len Feldman, Marty Morganbesser and Friends)
Klezmer dances. Move to a variety of happy, sad, bittersweet tunes, with a caller.
Caller: Marty Morganbesser


8:00 Red Hoochie and the Tomcods * Ward Cove
(Sher Schwartz, Bruce Schwartz, Terry O'Hara, Andy Pankow)
Southern old-time band
Caller: Tom Paul


9:00 The Jig is Up * Juneau
(Lis Saya, Chow Taylor, Jacque Farnsworth)
Irish tunes to lift your feet and spirit!
Caller: Lynn Basham


10:00 The Lun(d)gren Sisters: Sibling Revelry * Fairbanks
(Judy Lungren, Kari Lundgren, Peter Apathy, Jack Fontanella)
Close-knit old-time tunes
Caller: Warren Argo


11:00 Rex Blazer & Friends * Juneau
(with John Hartle, Sheri Hazeltine)
Cutting-edge fiddle dance tunes that rock 'n' roll
Caller: Woody Lane


12:00 Tom, Brad and Alice * AFF 27 Guest Artists
(Tom Sauber, Brad Leftwich, Alice Gerrard)
Caller: Woody Lane

Dancemaster: Sally Donaldson


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Songwriter's Showcase
Saturday and Sunday
Backroom at the Silverbow
All-Day Coffee & Jam
St. Ann's Parish Hall (5th & Gold) * Friday, 9 am - 3 pm
Potluck breakfast and lunch provided by Juneau contradancers.
Enjoy the food, a huge open band,
dancing, sweet reunions, and if weather cooperates,
fill the streets with music outside the dance hall.
Bring your instrument & dancing shoes.
Juneau folks bring a dish to share
with our out-of-town dancers and musicians



Saturday Workshops


Drum workshop outside if weather permits


Hickel Room

10:00 Fiddle
Tom, Brad, Alice

11:30 Bass/Bowed Bass
Patrick Murphy

1:00 Backup Guitar for Old-Time Fiddle & Voice
Alice Gerrard

2:30 Mandolin
Tom Sauber

4:00 Performance
Larry Zarella

5:00 Instrument Swap



Hammond Room

10:00 Shape Note Singing

Kari Lundgren


11:30 Finger Picked Guitar

Mitch Franseth & Pat Henry

1:00 Side Splitter Song Swap
Robin Hopper

2:30 Flatpick Guitar
Burl Sheldon & Will Putman

4:00 Chet Atkins Style Guitar

Ron Wise


Egan Room

10:00 Melodeon
Dan Possumato

11:30 Harmony Singing

John Palmes


1:00 Irish Tenor Banjo

Henry Hopkins

2:30 Fiddle Styles - India, Irish, Old Tyme
Jim Wimmer

4:00 Pennywhistle
Henry Hopkins


Sheffield 1/Main Hall

10:30 Hambo
Eric Isacson


National Guard Armory

12:00 "Squares of All Flavors"

Woody Lane

1:30 English Country Dance
Odette Foster

3:00 Calling -- The Skills Behind the Scenes"(caller's workshop)
Woody Lane




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Sunday Workshops

Drum workshop outside if weather permits

Hickel Room
10:00 Gospel Songs
Early Risers

11:30 Old Time Banjo Styles

Tom and Brad

1:00 Fiddlers' Showcase

Show Off Your Favorite Tunes
Lis Saya

2:30 Old Time Harmony

Tom, Brad &Alice


4:00 Singing with the Fiddle

Brad Leftwich



10:00 Hammered Dulcimer
Michael Sakarias


Miller Room

10:30 Beginning Fiddle
Ashh-leigh Robbins


Hammond Room
10:30 Composing for Guitar
Adam Bartlett

11:30 Vocal Play, Toning, Chanting

Jane Roodenburg

1:00 Songwriting

Karen Boylan, Jay Stange & Paul Pendery


2:30 Klezmer Music

Len Feldman

4:00 Storytelling

Becky Bear & Anne Fuller


Egan Room

11:00 Gypsy Jazz
Pearl Django

12:30 Harmonica
Jim Griswold

1:30 Autoharp
Anne Fuller & Barbara Kalen

3:00 Rhythm Method (percussion)
Mary Hymer


Sheffield 1...Main Hall

10:30 Dances of Universal Peace

Nina Massey


National Guard Armory

12:00 Flatfooting & Percussive Dance/"Rhythmic Fun"
Woody Lane..guest dance instructor

1:30 Intro to Contra
Kari Lundgren

3:00 "Challenging Contras for Everyone"
Woody Lane...guest dance instructor

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