On Saturday, April 3 Sammy Lind and Nadine Landry of Portland, Oregonâ€™s Foghorn Stringband (www.myspace.com/foghornstringband) will play a family-friendly acoustic concert at the Open Way Mindfulness Center in Missoula. After the duoâ€™s set of Old Time, Cajun, and French Canadian folk tunes, Missoulaâ€™s own Wise River Mercantile (www.myspace.com/wiserivermercantile) will join in the fun and the evening will morph into a square dance.
Originally from Minnesota, Stephen â€œSammyâ€ Lind is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most recognizable fiddlers and a mover and shaker in the thriving Portland, Oregon old time scene. He has fiddled for the past decade with Foghorn Stringband and the Caleb Klauder Country Band, among others. Nadine Landry is originally from eastern Quebec, but has made her way as a musician in the Yukon Territory for the past ten yearsâ€”she plays upright bass and is comfortable in any country, old time, swing, honky-tonk, or bluegrass environment. The two met in Alaska at a music camp a few years ago and have been playing together ever since.
Sammy and Nadine spent a chunk of this winter in Louisiana studying and playing music with old-time and Cajun music guru Dirk Powell (who has done recording and film work with T-Bone Burnett, Tim Oâ€™Brien, Joan Baez, Jack White, The Wilders, and former Missoulian Martha Scanlan). As well as their stop in Missoula, Sammy and Nadine’s trip back to Portland from Louisiana also includes shows at legendary listening venues across the country and a stop to teach workshops at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. This concert and dance is an exciting opportunity for Montanans of any age to come experience music both via listening and dance.
About Square Dancing:
Square Dance is a folk dance that originated in the Southern Appalachians, has recently made a splash in the Pacific Northwest with well-attended weekly dances held in both Seattle and Portland, and is creeping its way towards interior Montana.
In some ways Square Dancing is like contra dancing, but it is done in sets of four couples rather than in long lines. No need to bring a partner, you will find one. A caller will walk you through the dance before and as it is happening. A little footage from Portlandâ€™s vibrant Square Dancing Scene: vimeo.com/3459435#
Partner-swapping is encouraged!
What: Acoustic Concert and Square Dance
Who: Sammy Lind & Nadine Landry of Foghorn Stringband + Missoulaâ€™s Wise River Mercantile
Where: Open Way Mindfulness Center, 702 Brooks St, Missoula
When: Saturday, April 3 7:30pm
How much: Suggested donation of $5-10 per person
Contact: Brian Herbel firstname.lastname@example.org 406-360-1060