Come enjoy fiddle tunes in the New England tradition from Rodney Miller with Max Newman on guitar. New England has always been a melting pot of Irish, Scot and Canadian fiddle tunes, each with their own musical traditions. Since the early 1970s, many new tunes have been composed and added to the traditional fiddle repertoire, making it vibrant and exciting music to dance and listen to. Max and Rodney will be playing a sampler of tunes both old and new. It's toe-tapping music at its best. This performance is co-sponsored by the Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers and is a part of their Spring Breakdown Dance Weekend. Adults and teens.
Come listen to the wonderful tunes of the Show-Me Dulcimers of Callaway County, a group of local musicians who enjoy getting together to share their talents.
Janis Huff is an up and coming folk musician on the hammered dulcimer circuit. Her first dulcimer was a whim purchase, but it quickly turned into a passion that ultimately earned her first place in the 2008 Southern Regional Hammered Dulcimer Competition. Spike plays a variety of stringed instruments, his favorites being the guitar and fiddle. Their new recording, "Just Like Old Times," includes "Back of the Moon," a hammered dulcimer instrumental by Janis and "Ten Miles on a Wagon Seat," an original vocal by Spike. Adults and teens.
Don't miss one of the most popular singers on the folk music circuit today. With over 40 years of performing and 26 recordings under his belt, Bill Staines' music is a slice of Americana. Bill weaves a thread of wit and gentle humor into his performances and, as one reviewer wrote, "he has a sense of timing to match the best stand-up comic." He has performed on "A Prairie Home Companion," "Mountain Stage," "The Good Evening Show" and a host of programs on PBS and network TV. Adults and teens.