Hawks and Owls

performance schedule

 

 

 

Private Party

Contra Dance

Family Reunion on Gun Lake

July 30th


FUNDRAISER

Grand River Water Festival

August 13th

Private Pig Roast out in the country on a gravel road

at a place where they have mules and chickens for pets

to donate to the GRWF (please do):

http://grandriverwaterfestival.org/donate/


Hoxeyville Music Festival

11300 W. 48 1/2 RD Wellston, MI 49689

I'll be performing with that great familyband:

Lake Effect

August 20th

Kid's Stage

4-4:45

http://www.hoxeyville.com/lake-effect

http://www.hoxeyville.com/kids/


Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids MI

Hawks and Owls string band outdoor concert

Sept. 1, 2016

7-8:45pm

the show will be moved indoors if the weather is uncooprative

Cost: This program is $5 for members and $8 for non-members.

http://blandfordnaturecenter.org/event/bands-at-blandford-hawks-owls/


Wheatland Music Festival

Sept. 9-11

725150th Ave., Remus MI 49340

Flatpicked Guitar Workshops

I'll be teaching two workshops, and those attending will leave being

able to flatpick and strum some traditional fiddle tunes. Hope you can make it, it's always a blast!

times tba


Fountain Street Church

West MI Flute Association Fundraiser

Nov. 12

A short concert featuring the Flute Symphony,

then a short concert with Hawks and Owls

then a Contra Dance!

24 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids

http://www.westmichiganfluteassociation.com/2016%20Fall%20Flyer.jpg

http://www.westmichiganfluteassociation.com/Special%20Events.htm

 

 

***************Past Performances***************


Hackley Public Library

1.25.16

A concert

316 W Webster Ave.

Muskegon, MI 49440

6-8:30pm


Grand River Folk Art Society

1st Friday Contra Dance

Friday, 2.5.16

7-10:30pm

701 5th St. NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Wheatland Contra Dance

2.20.16

7-10pm

Hawks and Owls string band

Polly with be Calling the dances

at the Gladys Wernette Building

7251 50th Ave., Remus, MI

$5, under 18 free!


Grand River Folk Art Society

1st Friday Contra Dance

Friday, 1.1.16

7-10:30pm

701 5th St. NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Grand River Folk Art Society

End of Season Contra Dance

Saturda, 5.7.16

7-10:30pm

Johnson Park

Grandville, MI

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend

May 27-30

I'll be teaching flatpicked guitar, and another workshop

TBA

http://www.wheatlandmusic.org/traditional-arts-weekend/


Private Wedding

May 28th


Buttermilk Jamboree

June 10-12

Hawks and Owls on the 11th

Showtime TBA

http://www.buttermilkjamboree.org/


Grand River Water Festival

June 26th, 2016

Grand Rapids Riverside Park

An environmentally based music festival that Becca and I produce.

More info TBA!

grandriverwaterfestival.org


National Weather Service NOAA National Convention

Amway Grand Ballroom

We'll be entertaining and providing the musical ambiance

June, 19th


 


River Street Anthology

live recording for Matt Jones' excellent project

Michigan musicians playing their favorite tunes and songs!

1st Congregational Church

1.24.16

12:30-1pm


WBLV

90.3FM/88.9FM

1.20.16

A live taping for

A Michigan Saturday Night

radio show

to air on 1.23.16 from 8-9pm

 


Winter Wheat

a Wheatland Fundraiser

Jan 9th

11am-1am

Intersection Lounge

I'll be MCing the large stage for a day full of fantastic music!

 


House Concert

Private

Dec 23rd

in a fine log manse on a private island

in the middle of the Thornapple River.


Wheatland Music Org.

Wheatscouts

at the Gladys Wernette Schoolhouse

Oct. 10

11:45

I'll be playing with the Bunce/Schippers family band

Lake Effect, and I think Rachel Davis and Dominic John Davis,

in from Nashville, will be joining us!

7251 50th Avenue
Remus, MI 49340

Private Dance

Hope College

Oct. 17, 2015

Steampunk theme


Wheatland Music Org.

Clogging Workshop

at the Gladys Wernette Schoolhouse

Oct. 18th

1-3pm

7251 50th Avenue
Remus, MI 49340

Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, October 23rd

7-10:30pm

701 5th St. NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Fountain Street Church

at Meijer Gardens

Nov. 8th

We will be one of a few bands performing during the service


Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, November 27th

7-10:30pm

701 5th St. NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


 

Fallasburg Historical Society

Annual Fundraiser

Saturday, December 12th

6pm-11

Food, Cider, Music, Giant Bonfire

$10 suggested donation

 

Irish Ceili

and Ice Cream Social

March 20th

Fountain Street Church

24 Fountain Street NE

Grand Rapids, MI

 


Pure Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism

Amway Grand Hotel

March 23rd, 2015

5:30-6:30 pm

Becca and I will be playing some nice ambiance music for the Reception.

The event runs from the 22nd -24th


WOOD TV Client Event

March 26th

Private

Another great corporate event requiring quality ambiance music.


Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, March 27th

7-10:30pm

701 5th St. NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Riverhouse Ada

Wednesday, April 1st

6:30-9:00 pm

445 Ada Dr. SE

Ada, MI 49301

616.432.3345

Jason Wheeler and I, longtime musical collaborators,

will be bringing the dinner/cocktail crowd a couple of sets of

finely tuned traditional American and British Isles

fiddle tunes and song. You'll hear old time gems from

Stephen Foster, Jimmy Rodgers, The Carter Family, to name a few,

as well as some great instrumentals.

Check out their menu! Great food, atmosphere, and folks.

On the bank of the Thornapple River.

http://riverhouseada.com/


Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, April 24th

7-10:30pm

701 5th St. NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Bear Creek Water Festival

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Townsend Park

8280 6 Mile Rd, Cannonsburg

Ramsdell Rd., just east of Cannonsburg

Cannonsburg, MI

8am-12pm

FREE Admission

A pancake breakfast will be hosted by the Cannonsburg Village Christmas Light Committee at 8:00 a.m.

The Cannon Twp Historical Society will be selling baked goods.

This is a great family friendly event!

The feature event this year is a Michigan amphibian and reptile exhibit by Nature Discovery from 10:00 a.m. - noon.

See what animals live in a wetland!

Nature/science-inspired activities will be presented for children along with the annual duck race in Bear Creek.

Bring some waterproof boots, and you can catch (gently)

and learn to identify the critters that live in beautiful Bear Creek.

Lots of Activities and Demonstrations!

"Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man." Stewart Udall


Grand River Folk Art Society

end of season

Contra Dance

Saturday, May 2nd 2015

location tba


Riverhouse Ada

Wednesday, May 6th

6:30-9:00 pm

445 Ada Dr. SE

Ada, MI 49301

616.432.3345

Jason Wheeler and I, longtime musical collaborators,

will be bringing the dinner/cocktail crowd a couple of sets of

finely tuned traditional American and British Isles

fiddle tunes and song. You'll hear old time gems from

Stephen Foster, Jimmy Rodgers, The Carter Family, to name a few,

as well as some great instrumentals.

Check out their menu! Great food, atmosphere, and folks.

On the bank of the Thornapple River.

http://riverhouseada.com/


Wheatland Contra Dance

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

7:30-10:30pm

$6

7251 50th Ave. Remus MI


Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

7-10:30pm

701 5th St. NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend

May 22-24

At the Wheatland Music Festival site

I'll be teaching flatpicked guitar workshops.

The best way to start the summer season!!


Riverhouse Ada

Wednesday, June 3rd

6:30-9:00 pm

445 Ada Dr. SE

Ada, MI 49301

616.432.3345

Jason Wheeler and I, longtime musical collaborators,

will be bringing the dinner/cocktail crowd a couple of sets of

finely tuned traditional American and British Isles

fiddle tunes and song. You'll hear old time gems from

Stephen Foster, Jimmy Rodgers, The Carter Family, to name a few,

as well as some great instrumentals.

Check out their menu! Great food, atmosphere, and folks.

On the bank of the Thornapple River.

http://riverhouseada.com/


Riverhouse Ada

Wednesday, July 1st

6:30-9:00 pm

445 Ada Dr. SE

Ada, MI 49301

616.432.3345

Jason Wheeler and I, longtime musical collaborators,

will be bringing the dinner/cocktail crowd a couple of sets of

finely tuned traditional American and British Isles

fiddle tunes and song. You'll hear old time gems from

Stephen Foster, Jimmy Rodgers, The Carter Family, to name a few,

as well as some great instrumentals.

Check out their menu! Great food, atmosphere, and folks.

On the bank of the Thornapple River.

http://riverhouseada.com/


Mecosta Concert Series

Bromley Park on M-20

Friday, July 19th

7-9pm

FREE

http://www.mecostaonline.com/rivermusic.shtml


Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, July 24th

7-10:30pm

701 5th St. NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Riverhouse Ada

Wednesday, August 5th

6:30-9:00 pm

445 Ada Dr. SE

Ada, MI 49301

616.432.3345

Jason Wheeler and I, longtime musical collaborators,

will be bringing the dinner/cocktail crowd a couple of sets of

finely tuned traditional American and British Isles

fiddle tunes and song. You'll hear old time gems from

Stephen Foster, Jimmy Rodgers, The Carter Family, to name a few,

as well as some great instrumentals.

Check out their menu! Great food, atmosphere, and folks.

On the bank of the Thornapple River.

http://riverhouseada.com/


Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, August 21st

7-10:30pm

701 5th St. NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Riverhouse Ada

Wednesday, September 2nd

6:30-9:00 pm

445 Ada Dr. SE

Ada, MI 49301

616.432.3345

Jason Wheeler and I, longtime musical collaborators,

will be bringing the dinner/cocktail crowd a couple of sets of

finely tuned traditional American and British Isles

fiddle tunes and song. You'll hear old time gems from

Stephen Foster, Jimmy Rodgers, The Carter Family, to name a few,

as well as some great instrumentals.

Check out their menu! Great food, atmosphere, and folks.

On the bank of the Thornapple River.

http://riverhouseada.com/


Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, September 25th

7-10:30pm

701 5th St. NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Riverhouse Ada

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

6:30-9:00 pm

445 Ada Dr. SE

Ada, MI 49301

616.432.3345

Jason Wheeler and I, longtime musical collaborators,

will be bringing the dinner/cocktail crowd a couple of sets of

finely tuned traditional American and British Isles

fiddle tunes and song. You'll hear old time gems from

Stephen Foster, Jimmy Rodgers, The Carter Family, to name a few,

as well as some great instrumentals.

Check out their menu! Great food, atmosphere, and folks.

On the bank of the Thornapple River.

http://riverhouseada.com/

 

 

Wedding

Private

McFaddens Irish Pub

March 22nd


Goei Center Fundraiser

March 19th

6-7pm

818 Butterworth SW, Grand Rapids


Contra Dance

Allegan Woods Dance Society

7-10:30pm

March 21st 2014

The dances are held at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds.

The big brick building that you see when you drive in.


Irish Ceili

and Ice Cream Social

March 14th

Fountain Street Church

24 Fountain Street NE

Grand Rapids, MI


Mardi Gras Party

March 4th

Fountain Street Church

24 Fountain Street NE

Grand Rapids, MI

Music, Food, and Fun

Cajun music by Hawks and Owls

Details to be announced!


Ferris State University/City of Big Rapids

Festival of the Arts

"Flatpicked Guitar Workshop"

http://issuu.com/brfota/docs/fota_2014_week_4/9?e=10484777/6555722

Feb. 25, 2014

6-8pm

Artworks Bldg.

106 Michigan Avenue

all levels of players

I'll teach a couple of Traditional American fiddle tunes that you can play on a guitar!

Tablature will be provided and taught.

Bring an audio or video recording device, and take the lessons home!

FREE


Quackgrass/Costabella/WMO Reunion
Saturday, February 22nd 

at the Gladys Wernette Building. 

This event provides a special opportunity for those who have been involved in the Organization for a long time,

and those that might be new, to reconnect during a fun evening of fellowship, music and food.  

There will be plenty of dancing, singing, laughter and stories of Wheatland's past.
 
This event is free, open to the public and all ages are welcome.

Simply bring a dish to pass for the potluck, an instrument if you play one, and a willingness to have a great time.
Event begins at 5pm, Potluck at 6pm.  Please provide your own table service.  

Winter sports may take place – dress accordingly!
Please contact the office at wmo.office@wheatlandmusic.org or 989-967-8879 if you have any questions,

otherwise stay tuned to our webpage and the WMO Facebook page for updated information as the reunion gets closer.

http://www.wheatlandmusic.org/community-education/quackgrasscostabellawmo-reunion/

http://www.wheatlandmusic.org/community-education/quackgrasscostabellawmo-reunion/


Ferris State University/City of Big Rapids

Festival of the Arts

"Acoustic Slow Jam"

http://issuu.com/brfota/docs/fota_2014_week_3/9?e=10484777/6555693

Feb. 18, 2014

6-8pm

Artworks Bldg.

106 Michigan Avenue

Bring your stringed instrument and a favorite tune or song, and share it

with other players in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

all levels of players welcomed

FREE


Ferris State University/City of Big Rapids

Festival Of The Arts

"Contra Dance"

http://issuu.com/brfota/docs/fota_2014_week_2/21?e=10484777/6555641

Feb. 14, 2014

7-10pm at the

The Gate

706 Perry Ave.

Big Rapids, MI 49307

231.796.3808

http://thegatesite.com/710/index.html

Hawks and Owls string band with be driving the dances

Laurie Pietravalle, professional Caller/Instructor will teach these old dances.

No experience neccessary!

FREE


Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Happy Hour

435 Ionia SW

Grand Rapids, MI

Thursday, Feb. 13th

Great food and drink

Becca and I'll be throwing down on some great tunes and songs,

some from the new CD in progress.

Stop by and say hi!


West MI Environmental Action Council

City Flats Hotel Ballroom

83 Monroe Center NW

Celebrating 45 years of Environmental Action!

Downtown GR

Annual meeting and party

Tuesday, Nov. 12

6-9pm

https://wmeac.org/events1/annualmeeting/


Public House Concert

James Russell House Co-op

535 Fulton SE G.R.

Friday, Nov. 15th

Hawks and Owls on at 9:30pm

Featuring:
Tony LaJoye - 7:30pm
Ryan, Jack, and Serita - 8:30pm
Hawks & Owls - 9:30pm
Passenger Pigeons - 10:45pm
Come as early as 7pm
POTLUCK
BYOB - may be some provisions
Call 517-262-2986 ( Derek Copp) for any further details!

https://www.facebook.com/events/304602983013348/


Wedding

private

Sat. Nov. 23rd

A long time friend, an older sister to me,
returning from Phoenix with her beau,
to marry while leaves of color fall,
and the winds of November blow.

^^^


Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, November 22nd

7-10:30pm701 5th St.NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Billies in East Town

Fri. Nov. 29th

I'll be the special guest with the band fauxgrass


Rockford Brewery

Thur. Dec. 5

I'll be the special guest with the band fauxgrass


Fallasburg Historical Society

Annual Fundraiser

Food, Cider, Music, Giant Bonfire

Saturday, December 7th

6pm


Contra Dance

Oshtemo Grange Hall

Dec. 14th

7-10:30pm

3234 North 3rd St. Oshtemo, MI

I'll be matching my mandolin to Eve Panning's fiddle.

I'll be playing with the Fiddle Fire band


Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, December 27th

7-10:30pm

701 5th St.NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side


Contra Dance

Allegan Woods Dance Society

7-10:30pm

Jan. 31st 2014

The dances are held at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds.

The big brick building that you see when you drive in.


Midwinter Singing Festival

performing with the band Lake Effect

East Lansing

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Details to be announced

 

 

House Concert

Private

October 12


Local First "ForkFest"

Thursday, October 24th

5-9pm

at Romence Gardens

http://www.localfirst.com/events/fork-fest

Join us at Romence Gardens in Grand Rapids for an evening of food, drinks, music, and connections.

Over 40 of the very best food and beverage producers in West Michigan will provide samples. 

All food samples are included in the $25 ticket. Local beer, wine, and cider will be available for purchase.

Over 400 people attended last year - this is an annual favorite. Don't miss it!


Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, October 25th

7-10:30pm

701 5th St.NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Oshtemo Grange Hall

Contra Dance

October 26th

3234 3rd St N, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

7-10:30pm

I'll be playing mandolin with the band Fiddle Fire

Wedding at Twin Lakes

Private

October 5


Roselle Park

Grand River Run

Fall Festival

Sept. 28th

entertainment all day

Nature displays, food, vendors, kid's activities,

Birds of Prey live exhibit

Hawks and Owls 1:30-2:30


Earthwork Harvest Gathering

September 20-22


Fallasburg Fine Arts Festival

Fallasburg Park, north of Lowell off of Lincoln Lake Rd.

Follow the signs

Saturday, September 14th

12:45-2pm


Wheatland Music Festival

September 6-9

I'll be teaching flatpicked guitar workshops Saturday and Sunday both at noon

We are the Dance Band for the big closing Contra Dance, Sunday at 2pm


Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Grand Opening

Sept. 2nd

5-8pm

We are proud to be the entertainment for theis great occasion!


Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, August 23rd

7-10:30pm

701 5th St.NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


House Concert

Private

August 17th


Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, July 26th

7-10:30pm

701 5th St.NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Ice Cream Social

Kent County Disability Advocates

Fundraiser

Tuesday, July 23rd

11:30-1pm

Rosa Parks Circle

at Monroe Center and Monroe Ave

next to the Art Museum

There will be three bands, one of them Hawks and Owls string band

and I'll be providing and running sound.


Mecosta Concert Series

Bromley Park on M-20

Friday, July 19th

7-9pm

FREE

http://www.mecostaonline.com/rivermusic.shtml


Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, June 28th

7-10:30pm

701 5th St.NW, Grand Rapids

on the city's West Side

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Fundraiser

Wednesday, June 26th

http://www.cedarcreekinstitute.org/index.html

701 West Cloverdale Road

Hastings, MI 49058

Ice Cream Social at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Celebrate the summer solstice, from 6 – 8 pm on June 26, while enjoying locally-sourced Mooville ice cream with neighbors and friends.

The event is free and open to the public.

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is located at between Kalamazoo and Hastings on M-43, and between Battle Creek and Hastings on M-37. For a map to the Institute, and to register for the free event, go to www.cedarcreekinstitute.org or call (269) 721-4190. Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is a non-profit environmental education center set on 661 acres of diverse habitats including wetlands, forests, marshes, streams, lakes, and prairies. Visitors may explore over seven miles of nature trails.


Birthday Party Performance

Private

Saturday, June 22


House Concert

Private

Saturday, June 15th


Schuler's Books and Music

7-9pm

Friday, June 14th

2660 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

http://www.schulerbooks.com/event


Fenn Valley Winery

Fundraiser for Spirit Space Church

Friday, April 12th

6130 122nd Avenue, Fennville, MI 49408, (269) 561-2396

http://www.spirit-space.org/index.html

$25 admission, cash bar, awesome Hors d'oeuvres

Performers:

Carol Johnson, Jim Cooper Trio, Pam Chappell

Peat In The Creel, Hawks and Owls string band


Cheney Place Showcase

April 21st

2-4 pm

1600 Monroe Ave. NW

Grand Rapids 49505

This will be an event for all those looking to host a large party, be it Corporate

Munincipal, a Weddding Reception, or anything requiring professional

caterers, bar staff, and entertainment.

Entertainment! That's were we come in. We're honored to represent the best that

Cheney Place has to offer in acoustic music. We will be showcased, along with the

many caterers that the Cheney Place regularly uses, for this event.


Bear Creek Water Festival

Cannonsburg, MI

Townsend Park

Saturday, April 27th

FREE Admission

But, you'll have to pay for the early morning Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

This is a great family friendly event!

Bring some waterproof boots, and you can catch (gently)

and learn to identify the critters that live in beautiful Bear Creek.

There's the fantastic pancake and sausage breakfast in the lodge as well.

Lots of Activities and Demonstrations!

Check this website out, there's some great info and pictures, and you'll see me

fiddling for some young festival goers down at the bottom of the page.

http://www.cannontwp.org/department/division.asp?fDD=16-20


Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Thursday, May 2nd

National Staff Convention

PRIVATE EVENT

on Lake Michigan


Grand River Folk Art Society

May Day Celebration

and

$9 General, $7 Society Member, $5 Student, $1 First Time Friend

$20 Family

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Mid winter Singing Festival

 


Contra Dance
Saturday, May 4th

in the pavilion
Douglas Walker Park

1195 84th St.

Byron Center

$9 General Admission; $7 GRFAS Members;

$20 Family rate; $5 Student;

$1 First time friend

5 PM Pot Luck Dinner; 6 PM May Pole Dancing; 6:30-10 Contra Dancing
Hawks and Owls with Open Mic calling
dancebooker@grfolkarts.org
This is a real May Pole Celebration like you've never seen excepting in the movies or in a travel brochure.

Follow the May Pole Callers instructions and it winds up wrapped in multi hued ribbons

like you've never seen before. It's a fine time.


Edward Jones Financial Group

Private Event

May 8th

for clients and their guests


Wolverine Worldwide

Private Event

May 16th

International Sales Party

Folks from around the Globe


World Fiddle Day
May 18th
ALL skill levels!
2 pm arrival and tune up time
Musicians to converge at:
Riverside Park
Monroe Ave. Grand Rapids
2nd Boat Launch
where Guild Street T's into Monroe
US 131 to the north side to the Ann St. exit. Turn left (East) to the first traffic light which is Monroe.

Turn left (North) onto Monroe to the second entrance into Riverside Park. There is a sign that says 2nd Boat Launch.
ALL INCLUSIVE EVENT!
All genres of Fiddle/Violin music are to be represented, and all Violin family instruments:

Violin, Viola (bull fiddle), Cello, and upright Bass.

AND any and all stringed instruments are welcomed: gitahs, mandos, banjers, auto chestharps, etc.,

(please respect the occasion: no wind, or drummed instruments).
BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR!
This event was started last year in Donegal, Ireland by fiddler Caoimhin Mac Aoidh, and it's taking the world by storm.

We hope to enmass thousands of Fiddler/Violinists at Riverside Park, and achieve a group photo.

We may accomplish a World Record! We may even put Grand Rapids on the map!

Now, the location has plenty of parking, and there are restrooms. Arrive at 2 pm with your contigent of friends,

be they musicians or not, and find an ongoing session that you will enjoy. Or, start your own.

The vision is to have a plethora of groups filling that area of the Park,

and enjoying the Communion of stringed vibrations with one another.

At around 3:30, luck willing, we will try to get some sort of group photo, and a count of how many musicians came out.
Tell your Friends!
Tell your Schools!
Tell your Churches!
Free of charge, this is a family event. Bring all the little Suzuki Fiddlers!
Any questions, please contact me.
http://www.worldfiddleday.com/


Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend

May 25,26,27

Check out the Wheatland schedule please.

I'll be teaching Guitar flatpicking

and old time dance tunes for the Fiddle.


Private Wedding

March 2nd


Gopherwood Music Society

Fundraiser for Gopherwood

8pm

March 9th

122-1/2 S Mitchell St. Cadillac MI.

http://webpages.charter.net/pnbrown/gopherwood.htm


MP Talent Managment Group

http://www.mptalentgroup.com/#

MP Talent Showcase

Wealthy Theater

1130 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Friday, March 15th

8pm

for tickets and more info:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/08004A28DCDD4219?artistid=1535032&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=766

Hawks and Owls is represented by this agency.


WO Stock Music Festival and Fundraiser

sending computers and school supplies to Cameroon

Saturday, March 16th

3685 Butternut Dr Holland, MI 49424-5439

8:20-8:50pm Hawks and Owls set

36 bands Friday and Saturday

http://wostock.com/about/

 

Art Van Furniture Christmas Party

Private

November 16


Calvin College

in the Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

Room #107

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

3-5pm

A Colloquium

History Professor and Chair of the Dept., William VanVugt, and I will perform

five pieces of Traditional American music, tunes and songs that have immigrated here

from the British Isles in the 18th and 19th centuries, and have evolved into their

present day forms. We will explain the evolution of these songs and tunes, and have

a question/answer period at the end of the presentation. This event is free and open to the

Public, and all that are interested in Traditional music are encouraged to attend.


Grand Rapids Art Museum

Friday, November 30th

7-8:30pm

I will be strolling as a solo violinist, with a leaning towards being a fiddler,

after the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

There is a new Art Exhibit!

REAL/SURREAL

American Artists, you've got to see this!

Also, a nod to Salvatore Dali.

see his Twelve Tribes of Israel located in their own Gallery

Don't miss this fine cultural event!

http://www.artmuseumgr.org/home/page/RealSurreal


Fallasburg Historical Society

Fallasburg Winter Fundraiser
Sat., Dec. 8th

music at 6pm
$10 Wine and Hot Food Buffet 6pm--till the Owls roost
Big Bonfire at 9pm
a crisp night with bright stars
Hot Cider
a Family friendly gathering

http://www.fallasburg.org/
I've been playing music in this 19th century Schoolhouse for Fundraisers and Potlucks since I was 13.

43 years later and I'm still having at in this wonderfull old building, full of ghosts, songs, and the laughter of days long past.

We will be joined by longtime friend and original Hawks and Owls guitarist Bill VanVugt.

We'll start the music at 6pm at the old Schoolhouse, built in 1837, on Covered Bridge Road.

To get there: Take Hudson Street to the North at the traffic signal in the center of Lowell.

Hudson Street turns into Lincoln Lake Rd. when you leave the city limits.

About 4 miles of driving will bring you to Fallasburg Park Road

(look for the Fallasburg Park sign preceding the road).

Turn right and follow for about a mile till you come to sort of a fork in the road.

Veer to the right onto Covered Bridge Road, so that you're heading to the top of the park, and follow the road.

You'll come to the Covered Bridge http://my.net-link.net/~michaelf/fallsbrg.htm ($5 fine for driving or riding faster than a walk),

be gentle as you cross her as she's very old (1871), and as you head up the hill you will seethe Schoolhouse at the end of the

row of farmhouses on the left. There'll be cars and pickup trucks parked about the yard and the adjoining field,

and fiddle music emanating from the old Schoolhouse(contented Ghosts, happy Spirits).


Bell's Brewery

Square Dance

Monday, December 17th, 2012

355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, Michigan


Private Wedding

Newaygo

Dec. 5th


Victoria Mullen's ART Gallery Opening

Friday, January 11th, 2013

music from 7-9pm

Located at

One Girl's Treasure

1146 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids, MI

http://www.victoriamullen.com/


Wheatland Contra Dance

Gladys Wernette School Building

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

6:30pm

Karin Neils and Thom Peterson: Caller/Instructor


Cadillac Jr. High School Fall Concert

Thursday, October 11th

at the Jr. High

I'm honored to have been brought into Ms. Rebekah Klein's

7th, and 8/9th grade Orchestra classes to help arrange Traditional American

and Irish music for their big Fall Concert.

Hawks and Owls string band, with Zak Bunce on bass, will accompany the Orchestras

and perform a few pieces from our repertoire.


West MI Gleaner's Walkathon Fundraiser

Saturday, September 29th

864 West River Center Dr.

Comstock Park, Michigan 49321-8955

We'll be performing at the kick off.

9-10am


Wheatland Music Festival

September 7,8,9

I'll be teaching two Guitar Flatpicking Workshops

Tunes taught to be announced.


Private Wedding

Friday, August 31st

Wayland


Open Source Concert Series

Thursday, August 30th 2012


Calvin College

Private Party for returning Professors

Tuesday, August 28th

6-8pm


Ada Farmer's Market

Tuesday, August 28th

1-2pm

7239 Thornapple River Dr.

Ada, MI 49301

I'll be playing old time fiddle tunes, and singing old and new songs


Private Wedding

Lelanau Peninsula

Saturday, August 25th


Refugee Support Fundraiser

at Greg Peterson's Barn

August 24,25

9784 Courtland, Rockford, MI 49341

*Hawks and Owls Contra Dance*

Friday, 24th

7-9pm!


Ada Historical Society

Ada MI

Tuesday, August 21st

7-8:30 pm

7144 Headley Street

Ada, MI 49301

on the lawn


Hoxyville Music Festival

Saturday, August 18

10-11am

I'll be playing with Rachael Davis's family band

Lake Effect

http://www.hoxeyville.com/


Slow Foods Fundraiser

Saturday, August 18th

6:30-7:30pm

Creswick Farms

6500 Rollenhagen Rd.

Ravenna, MI 49451

http://www.creswickfarms.com/

Free Range brats on the grill, fun and music!

Purchase your $10 tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/262485

Join us Saturday, August 18 from 5-8 pm for a great Slow Food fundraising event as we

invade Creswick Farms for brats, bluegrass, and whatever libations you choose to bring.

Hawks and Owls String Band will be entertaining us as we feast on Creswick Farms brats, grilled up by Nathan Creswick

and our friends at Grilladelic. Enjoy some homemade artisan mustards and ketchups. Side dishes will be provided by

Kissing Rock Kitchens, Farmlink, Mia & Grace, and more! 

Farm tours will run all evening and music will be performed from 6:30-7:30 pm.


Private Wedding

Whitehall

Friday, August 17th


Middleville Concert Series

Middleville MI

Friday, August 10th

100 E. Main

6:30-8:30 pm

FREE


Bear Creek Water Festival

Townsend Park

Cannonsburg MI

Saturday, April 28th

8am-1pm

This is a great family friendly event!

Bring some waterproof boots, and you can catch (gently)

and learn to identify the critters that live in beautiful Bear Creek.

There's the fantastic pancake and sausage breakfast in the lodge as well.

Lots of Activities and Demonstrations!

Check this website out, there's some great info and pictures, and you'll see me

fiddling for some young festival goers down at the bottom of the page.

http://www.cannontwp.org/department/division.asp?fDD=16-20


Wheatland Contra Dance

at the Gladys Wernette Memorial Schoolhouse

Wheatland Music Festival Fairgrounds

725150th Ave. Remus, MI 49340

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

7:00-10:30

Laurie Pietravalle will be Calling and teaching the dances.

http://www.wheatlandmusic.org/community-education/dances-and-jamborees/


Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend

Remus MI

May 25,26,27

A place to learn and to teach,

to stay up late catching up with old friends and making new ones,

our every year first camping weekend and time of playing tunes under the stars,

http://www.wheatlandmusic.org/traditional-arts-weekend/what-is-t-a-w/


North Country Trail Festival

Saturday, June 2nd

details coming soon


Bob's Barn Jamborees

at The Barn
1417 Johnson St.
Lake Odessa, MI

Sunday, June 3rd

Hawks and Owls performance

3-4pm

Jam Session

4-7pm

All players welcome.


Park Theater

Saturday, June 16th

248 South River Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616.355.7275

We will be sharing an evening with the bluegrass band

Fauxgrass

More info to be announced


Private Party

Saturday, June 23rd

on a bayou in Spring Lake


Private Memorial

for old friend

Steve Applegate

Saturday, June 30th


Ada Farmers Market

Tuesday, July 10th

1pm

7239 Thornapple River Dr.

Ada Michigan 49301

http://s293307664.onlinehome.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=163


Private Wedding

Saturday, July 14th


Private Wedding

Saturday, July 28th


Music On The River

Mecosta MI

Friday, Aug. 3rd

Hosted by the Mecosta Area Committee
Concerts will be held in Bromley Park on M-20 in the Village of Mecosta
Every Friday evening at 7 p.m. Rain or Shine

FREE


Hawks and Owls live Podcast

Feb. 10,

From beautiful Muskegon MI

Ryan Williams is putting this together for us, it's bound to be a real swell time.

Stay tuned for a way to view the concert.


Lions Club Annual Meeting

March 30th

sorry, a private Contra Dance


The Rhubarbery

House Concert

Friday, April 6

7:30 pm

3550 5 Mile Creek Road
Harbor Springs, MI

This will take place at Dale and Maureen's wonderful home,

high up in the hills above the Little Traverse Bay.

For Info, contact Dale Scott @ (231)357-7339


Bliss Fest Contra Dance

Saturday, April 7

7:30pm

at the Carnegie Building in downtown Petoskey

All Dances $3/person, $5/couple or $7/family and are held on the first Saturday of the month.

Call 348-7047 for more information.

All dances are taught and children are welcome.

Our old friend Ron Fowler will be playing banjo with us,

and his lovely wife Jan will be calling the dances.


 

 

Interlochen Contra Dance

Nov. 11

Pat Hoekje as the Caller of the dances

7-11pm

Susan Fawcett, Becca Ling, and I'll be

playing those old time sounds.

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Highway M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643


ANSWER Fundraiser

Nov. 13

3:30-6pm

Art and Music Center, Aquinas College

1607 Robinson Rd. S.E. Grand Rapids

This is an educational program that is literaly helping to break down the Caste System in Nepal.

contact Paula Doyle for more info: pauladoyle@hotmail.com


The Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

7-10:30 pm

hosted at the historic

St. Adelbertus Casino and Aid Society

otherwise known as the

5th Street Hall

West Side, Grand Rapids

on the corner of 5th and Davis

Lapsitters hugged, fussed over, and welcomed free

all others $6 at the door please

no smokin', no drinkin'

"up the stairs"

I'll have some members, and alumni, of Hawks and Owls string band there as a core band,

and anyone of any level of expertise with a string band related instrument that wants to join us is welcome.

There will be tune chord handouts available for the fiddle tunes we'll play, and any questions answered.

For those melody players wanting to learn some new tunes, bring that small recorder and take 'em home.

 

***To get there***

US 131 North to the Leonard St. exit, turn Left/West onto Leonard St. to Alpine Ave.

Left/South to 5th St. Left/East on 5th to Davis St. and the Hall is on the corner.

or look at the map:

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm

 


Fountain Street Church

Oct. 30

1-1:30pm


Disability Advocates Fundraiser

Oct. 24

at the Fredrick Meijer Gardens


The Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

7-10:30 pm

hosted at the historic

St. Adelbertus Casino and Aid Society

otherwise known as the

5th Street Hall

West Side, Grand Rapids

on the corner of 5th and Davis

Lapsitters hugged, fussed over, and welcomed free

all others $6 at the door please

no smokin', no drinkin'

"up the stairs"

I'll have some members, and alumni, of Hawks and Owls string band there as a core band,

and anyone of any level of expertise with a string band related instrument that wants to join us is welcome.

There will be tune chord handouts available for the fiddle tunes we'll play, and any questions answered.

For those melody players wanting to learn some new tunes, bring that small recorder and take 'em home.

 

***To get there***

US 131 North to the Leonard St. exit, turn Left/West onto Leonard St. to Alpine Ave.

Left/South to 5th St. Left/East on 5th to Davis St. and the Hall is on the corner.

or look at the map:

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


 

Detroit Institute of Art

Oct. 9

Two performances in the Kresge Courtyard

1-1:45pm/3-3:45pm


Kalamazoo Country Dancing Society

Contra Dance

Oct. 8, 2010

7-11pm

Oshtemo Grange Hall


Upper U.P. Tour

Sept. 23-30

Sept.23 Save the Wild UP Fundraiser at Upfront and Co. 7-9pm

Sept. 24 Marquette Farmer's Market 9am-12pm

Sept. 24 Private Party/Hoop House Concert

Sept. 25 Fiddle/Flatpicked Guitar Workshops 11am-3pm

Sept. 25 Wine Tasting Party/Potluck House Concert

Sept. 28 Recording Studio Work at RedFella Records for Shannon Wyatt's new CD

Sept. 29 Gwinn Farmers Market 6-8pm

Sept 30 Contra Dance in Harbor Springs at the Pond View Farm 6-9pm


Earthwork Music

Harvest Gathering

Sept. 5-19

Shows TBA


Wheatland Music Festival

Sept. 8-11

Remus MI

I'll be teaching workshops, playing fiddle with Lake Effect,

and Hawks and Owls will close the festival with the big Contra Dance on Sunday afternoon.


Calvin College

Aug. 30

Alumni Dinner on the Lawn

5:30-7pm


Green Gala

Aug. 25

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

Plante/Moran Bldg.

6-7pm

Opening for Ella Riot


Private Wedding

Aug. 20


Private Wedding

Aug. 13


Dunegrass

August 5-7

Dances and Performances

check schedule for times


Seth and May's Wedding

private

we'll be playing a few songs for the Reception

July 16th


Concert at Lamar Park

Wyoming Community Enrichment Commission

July 12

7pm


Private Wedding

July 9


The Grand River Water Festival

June 25-26

Lowell Youth Fairgrounds

on the Grand River


WIDR Radio

The Basement Show

radio taping at WMU in Kalamazoo

5-7pm


Calvin College

June 11

5:30-7:30pm

providing entertainment for the Synod Delegates Bar-B-Q


Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend

I'll be teaching flatpicked guitar, and fiddle for contra dances

May 27-30


Lansing Art Fair

May 22

1:15-2pm


Private House Concert

May 14


Grand River Folk Art Society

Contra Dance

Johnson Park, Grandville

May 7

potluck at 5

dancing till 10pm


Cannon Township Water Festival

Townsend Park

May 7

8am-1pm


Grand River Folk Art Society

Contra Dance

5th Street Hall

May 6

7-11pm


Private House Concert

April 16


Gopherwood Music Society

Contra Dance

April9 8-11pm


TV Taping

Rivertown Rhythms

with host Rick Eyk

April 5 2011

air times TBA


Reves Elementary School

Chicago IL

April 1

With the band Lake effect


Private Wedding

March 26th


The Lodge

March 18

6:30-8:30pm


House Concert

Rick Beerhorst Home

March 12

7pm


Wheatscouts Concert

Gladys Wernette classroom bldg.

March 12

12pm


Great lakes Acoustic Music Association

March 5

11am-1pm

Fiddle Workshop


Grand River Folk Art Society

Contra Dance

March 4

7-10:30pm

at the 5th Street Hall


Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Fundraiser

John BallZoo

5:30-6:30pm

Feb. 23rd


Quackgrass Reunion

Gladys Wernette classroom bldg.

Feb 12

3-?


Local First Fundraiser Event

Feb. 1

5-6:30pm


Holland Christian School

Holland, MI

Dec. 14, 2010

9:30am-12:30pm

Teach the high school orchestra some fiddle tunes,

demontrate fiddle styles,

tell stories about the tunes and Traditional American Music.


Fallasburg Historical Society

Fallasburg Park Historic School

Lowell

Dec. 11 2010


Frouenthal Music Center

Muskegon

Nov.12

United Way Fundraiser

7-11pm

Ruth and Max Bloomquist

The Oatbran Boys

Hawks and Owls


Disability Advocates Fundraiser

Meijer Gardens

Grand Rapids

Oct. 25

6-7pm


Founder's Brewing Company

October 16th

9:30-1:30

Harvest Festival of Hops

$8 Cover will get you admission, a pint glass, and your first beer!

We're rockin' old time music with a percussionist, and old

instruments running through vintage amps.


Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association

October 22

Globe Theater

241 E. Kalamazoo Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI

We'll be performing as part of a selection concert for

next years Coopers Glen Festival.


The White Crow Conservatory of Music

October 23rd

3736 Mackinaw

Saginaw, MI

$12 at the door

7-9pm

http://whitecrowconservatory.blogspot.com/


Zellie's Opry House

October 30th

7-9pm

230 Edgerton

Howard City, MI 49329

This is a very cool old church. Check out the website.

http://www.zelliesopryhouse.com/


The DAAC

Division Avenue Arts Collective

Novermber 10th

7pm

We'll be sharing a bill with Canadian folk rocker Ember Swift


Private Party

November 13th


Grand River Folk Art Society

November 20th

8-10pm

at the

Wealth Theatre Annex

1110 Wealthy Ave S.E.

Grand Rapids

http://www.grfolkarts.org/concerts_10-11.htm


Wedding

July 9th 2011


Roots On The River

August 19th

Manistee, MI

I'll be playing fiddle and mandolin with Rachael Davis's family band, Lake Effect

Roots on the River is a popular summer outdoor concert series showcasing a different performer or band every Thursday night at 7 p.m. in July & August at the Jaycees Bandshell.
Join us in celebrating great music while watching the Big Manistee River and occassional freighter pass just beyond the performers. All concerts are free, but donations are welcome and appreciated. The Veterans Memorial Park is located on Memorial Drive west of US-31 across from Oleson's and Dial-A-Ride. The park is handicapped accessible with ample parking. If the weather is inclement, our alternative location is the 5th Ave Beach House.

http://www.manisteejaycees.org/events-roots.htm


Private Party

August 22nd


Detroit Institute Of Art

August 27th

shows at 7 and 8:30 pm

We'll be playing in the Diego Garcia room, full of his wonderful murals.

We're very happy to have been invited back for our third time!

This is such a cool place to play, and to see a show.

http://www.dia.org/calendar/friday-nights.aspx


Grin Fest

August 28th

outside Howard City

performance time tba

A private friend of a friend, weekend long music festival with the best food and a great stage


Private Party on Petty's Bayou

September 4th

We'll be eatin' fine and playing on the water


Wheatland Music Festival

Sept. 10-12

I'll be teaching Flatpicking workshops, fiddling for the big Sunday Contra Dance,

and playing with the band Lake Effect as well.

Times TBA

**Breaking News**

Hawks and Owls will be the Contra Dance band for the closing dance,

held in the NEW DANCE PAVILION!

The last dance of the Festival will be Hosted by the Grand River Folk Art Society,

and there will be 3 Callers taking turns Calling the dances.


Harvest Gathering

Earthwork Farm

September 24-26

show details tba


Fallasburg Fall Festival

September 25th

3-4pm

North from Lowell on Hudson St. (main stop light and it turns into Lincoln Lake Rd.) Approx. 4 miles to the Fallasburg Park sign at Fallasburg Park Rd. Follow it to the park. Get there early, cause it's packed!

        I think I like this festival more than any I've ever attended or performed at. Maybe it's cause I'm from Lowell, and have been at this shindig since its beginning in the early 70's.

The art is juried, all high quality, and this offers the perfect chance for Christmas shopping. The Park itself is beautiful, with a great playground right beside the festival, for those kids with extra energy. There's close access to the Flat River, and the worlds most famous "craw-dad catching" creek. See you there.


Salt Of the Earth

October 1st

8-11pm

open at 4pm

114 E Main St
Fennville, MI 49408 US
269.561.SALT

We will be playing two sets starting at 9-11:30pm. This place is rapidly gaining a reputaion for their fine meals, and extensive Taproom selections. Hope to see you there.

www.saltoftheearthfennville.com


Luther Historic Society

October 2nd

3-4pm

Luther, MI

1003 North State Street

 

Ottawa County Fair

July 27th

7-9pm

We'll be playing at the Food Tent Stage


Lowell Showboat

July 29th

We'll be doing a bit of old time fiddle tunes at the Showboat


Private Wedding in G.R.


Ottawa County Fair

July 30th

7-9pm

We'll be playing at the Food Tent Stage


Private Wedding in Okemos

August 1st


Dunegrass Music Festival

August 6

Empire MI

http://dunegrass3.org/

We'll be playing for a Contra Dance from the Main Stage at 5:30pm on Saturday, a performance at 12 on Sunday,

a fiddle workshop on Saturday at 2:30, and we'll lead a slow jam Sundsay at 3:45.


Music On the River

Mecosta, MI

August 13th

7-9pm

Bromley Park

on M-20 next to the bridge over the Muskegon River

If it rains we'll be in the Morton Township Hall, next to the Post Office.


Farmfest

August 14-15

Johannesburg, MI

We'll be playing for Contra Dances, a Main Stage show,

Kid's Music, and Workshops.

This is a great place for the whole Family!

http://www.farm-fest.com/index.html


The Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

7-10:30 pm

hosted at the historic

St. Adelbertus Casino and Aid Society

otherwise known as the

5th Street Hall

West Side, Grand Rapids

on the corner of 5th and Davis

Lapsitters hugged, fussed over, and welcomed free

all others $6 at the door please

no smokin', no drinkin'

"up the stairs"

I'll have some members, and alumni, of Hawks and Owls string band there as a core band,

and anyone of any level of expertise with a string band related instrument that wants to join us is welcome.

There will be tune chord handouts available for the fiddle tunes we'll play, and any questions answered.

For those melody players wanting to learn some new tunes, bring that small recorder and take 'em home.

 

***To get there***

US 131 North to the Leonard St. exit, turn Left/West onto Leonard St. to Alpine Ave.

Left/South to 5th St. Left/East on 5th to Davis St. and the Hall is on the corner.

or look at the map:

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Grand River Expedition

July 24th

Canoe/Kayak arrival approx. 10:30am

performance 12-2:30pm

A Grand River expedition from the Headwaters below Jackson MI to the

end at Lake Michigan at Grand Haven. Those Biologists, Scientists, Naturalists,

and the kayakers and canoeists that accompany them will be putting in at Monroe Park,

across the River from the 6th Street Dam, for a day of Speakers, information, food, and good times.

Hosted by the West MI Environmental Action Council

http://michigan.sierraclub.org/issues/greatlakes/articles/GRE2010.html


Leland Summer Twilight Art Walk

July 16th

5:30-8:30pm

Becca and I will be playing some fine old fiddle tunes, and singing those great old songs,

out in front of the store known as The Crib. We'll be located on the Dock along the River,

in historic Fishtown. Participating shops will be serving wine and appetizers.

http://www.lelandmi.com/blog/leland-summer-twilight-art-walks/


Cadillac Art Fair

July 17th

12pm

at the Lake Park Pavilion

I'll be playing fiddle and mandolin with Rachael Davis's family band, Lake Effect


Ann Arbor Contra Dance

Saturday, April 3rd

The Dance is held from 8-11pm. Admission is: $5 for Students, $8 for AACTMAD members, and $9 for all others. The dance is held at the Pittsfield Grange Hall, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor 48103.

Our friend Peter Baker will be calling the dance.

click here for a map and driving directions


The Bear Creek Waterfest

Saturday, April 24 2010

8am-12

Townsend Park

Ramsdaell Ave.

Cannonsburg

Hawks and Owl will be playing old time fiddle tunes, and songs from the past, from 9-12.
This community festival features free children's activites and a pancake breakfast. The infamous Rubber Ducky race takes place at the bridge spanning Bear Creek. Children (young and old!) can drop a rubber ducky into the creek to see if it wins. There are prizes and lots of fun. Join us to learn more about watersheds.
The 2010 Bear Creek Waterfest activities will include ... Container Gardening seminars, Attracting Birds to Your Backyard, Plant A Native Seed, Make A Rain Stick, Microscope Magic, Creeky Critters, Bee Keeper, and much more!


Grand River Folk Art Society

GRAFS "End of Season Spring Dance"

May 3rd

5:00 Pot Luck

dance afterward

Johnson Park on the Grand River

Grandville, MI.

I-196 west to the Grandville exit (on the left side of the highway). Turn right at the bottom of the exit and cross over the Grand. The entrance is on the right, after you pass Butterworth St.

The BIG dance, great food, exceptional company, and a May Pole has been known to raise. We'll be doing the bangin' and sawin'.


Schuler Books and Music

Friday, May 14th

2660 28th Street

Grand Rapids

7-9pm

In the studio.

Remember, there's great food and beverages in their Cafe!


Port Oneida Festival

May 21st

I'll be playing fiddle with the band Lake Effect

Details TBA


Buses By The Beach Fundraiser

held at the Grand Rouge Campground

6400 west River Drive

Belmont, MI

showtime7-8:30

Jen Sygit 9-11

Nik James 5-6


East Lansing Art Fair

May 23rd

I'll be playing fiddle with the band Lake Effect

Details TBA


Clean Water Action Fundraiser

May 24th

Bazzani Building

959 Wealthy Street S.E.

Grand Rapids

6-9pm


Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend

May 28-30

I'll be teaching Flatpicked Guitar and Fiddle Tunes for Contra Dances on Saturday and Sunday

Check the website for ticket sales.

http://www.wheatlandmusic.org/home.asp


The Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, May 28th

7-10:30 pm

hosted at the historic

St. Adelbertus Casino and Aid Society

otherwise known as the

5th Street Hall

West Side, Grand Rapids

on the corner of 5th and Davis

Lapsitters hugged, fussed over, and welcomed free

all others $6 at the door please

no smokin', no drinkin' 'shine

"up the stairs"

I'll have some members, and alumni, of Hawks and Owls string band there as a core band, and anyone of any level of expertise with a string band related instrument that wants to join us is welcome. There will be tune chord handouts available for the fiddle tunes we'll play, and any questions answered. For those melody players wanting to learn some new tunes, bring that small recorder and take 'em home.

 

***To get there***

US 131 North to the Leonard St. exit, turn Left/West onto Leonard St. to Alpine Ave. Left/South to 5th St. Left/East on 5th to Davis St. and the Hall is on the corner.

or look at the map:

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


Reed City Concert Series

Concert in Rambadt Park

June 12th

7-9pm Free!

This is such a great little amphitheater! The stage is nestled in amongst large mature trees, each looking down and spreading their branches/leaves in a cool canopy.131 to the Reed City exit. Turn right/East for the length of a bow shot and you'll see a McDonald's on your right. That's 220th street.Turn right there, and immediately turn left onto N. Park Street in front of the McDonald's. Follow that as it turns into Howard Street, and keep an eye out for the Park on your left. There are Mosquitoes, be prepared.


Salt Of The Earth
Friday, June 18th

open at 4pm

114 E Main St
Fennville, MI 49408 US
269.561.SALT

We will be playing two sets starting at 9-11:30pm. This place is rapidly gaining a reputaion for their fine meals, and extensive Taproom selections. Hope to see you there.

www.saltoftheearthfennville.com


Spirit Of The Woods

June 19th

I'm playing with the band Lake Effect

Kid's Show 2pm

Main Stage 5pm

Brethern MI east of Manistee


Lake City Concert in the Park

June 24th

7-9pm

Lake City, MI

at the City Stage within a stones throw of Lake Missauki

I'll be playing guitar in back of fiddle greats Bob Bernard and Bob Sadler. Gary VanHouten will join us on fiddle and guitar as well, and give me a chance to play some mandolin. Don't miss this one!


The Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, May 28th

7-10:30 pm

hosted at the historic

St. Adelbertus Casino and Aid Society

otherwise known as the

5th Street Hall

West Side, Grand Rapids

on the corner of 5th and Davis

Lapsitters hugged, fussed over, and welcomed free

all others $6 at the door please

no smokin', no drinkin' 'shine

"up the stairs"

I'll have some members, and alumni, of Hawks and Owls string band there as a core band, and anyone of any level of expertise with a string band related instrument that wants to join us is welcome. There will be tune chord handouts available for the fiddle tunes we'll play, and any questions answered. For those melody players wanting to learn some new tunes, bring that small recorder and take 'em home.

 

***To get there***

US 131 North to the Leonard St. exit, turn Left/West onto Leonard St. to Alpine Ave. Left/South to 5th St. Left/East on 5th to Davis St. and the Hall is on the corner.

or look at the map:

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm

 

Gopherwood Music Society Fundraiser

Cadilac, MI

March 6th

Wexford County Historical Society
127 Beech Street
Cadillac, MI 49601 US

Chocolate and Wine! And some great music from members of the bands Lake Effect and Hawks and Owls. Please come out and support the fine work that the Gopherwood Music Society does in bringing concerts and dances to the Cadillac area.


Quackgrass Stringband/Costabella Cloggers Reunion

at the Gladys Wernette Building

Feb. 13, 2pm till the wee hours

Potluck/Music

 


Loring Janes Benefit

7211 Oakland Drive

Kalamazoo, MI

We will be helping facilitae a jam session at 12pm, and I'll be teaching a flatpicked Guitar workshop at 1pm. Loring has been diagnosed with brain cancer, and like most musicians, has little or no insurance. He has been a mainstay in the folk music scene since the 60's, and was a founder on the Kzoo Folklife Society.


The Grand River Folk Art Society

4th Friday Contra Dance

Friday, January 22nd

7-10:30 pm

hosted at the historic

St. Adelbertus Casino and Aid Society

otherwise known as the

5th Street Hall

West Side, Grand Rapids

on the corner of 5th and Davis

Lapsitters hugged, fussed over, and welcomed free

all others $6 at the door please

no smokin', no drinkin' 'shine

"up the stairs"

I'll have some members, and alumni, of Hawks and Owls string band there as a core band, and anyone of any level of expertise with a string band related instrument that wants to join us is welcome. There will be tune chord handouts available for the fiddle tunes we'll play, and any questions answered. For those melody players wanting to learn some new tunes, bring that small recorder and take 'em home.

 

***To get there***

US 131 North to the Leonard St. exit, turn Left/West onto Leonard St. to Alpine Ave. Left/South to 5th St. Left/East on 5th to Davis St. and the Hall is on the corner.

or look at the map:

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm


The Timbers Restarant

Cadilac, MI

5535 Hywy 115

Sunday, January 17th, 7-9pm

I'll be backing up fiddler Bob Bernard

along with Frank Youngman, Bob Sadler

Come out for some fine fiddle music, tunes and old songs


The Grand River Folk Art Society

1st Friday Contra Dance

Friday, February 5th

7-10:30 pm

hosted at the historic

St. Adelbertus Casino and Aid Society

otherwise known as the

5th Street Hall

West Side, Grand Rapids

on the corner of 5th and Davis

Lapsitters hugged, fussed over, and welcomed free

*all others $6 at the door please*

no smokin', no drinkin' 'shine

up the stairs

This is a Hawks and Owls band members Show/Contra Dance

 

***To get there***

US 131 North to the Leonard St. exit, turn Left/West onto Leonard St. to Alpine Ave. Left/South to 5th St. Left/East on 5th to Davis St. and the Hall is on the corner.

or look at the map:

http://www.grfolkarts.org/stadalbertsmap.htm

**Wheatland Music Organization Fundraiser**

"Hair of the Dog"

Saturday, January 2nd

at

Founder's Brewery

2pm-1:30am

A day of Music and Dance

We are raising funds to build a large addition to the Wheatland Dance Pavilion, which has served it's purpose in attracting more folks than it can now hold. We have a stellar line-up for your listening pleasure, and 3 types of Dances as well.

AnDro, Blue Water Ramblers, Ralston, Rhythm Billies, Rachael Davis, Seth Bernard and May Erlewine, Hawks and Owls/Contra Dance, Jive At Five/Swing Dance, K.Jones and the Benzie Playboys/Cajun Dance.

Don't miss it!

$5 at the door to get in. $15 suggested donation will get you a raffle ticket for 2010 wheatland tickets!


The Baked Bean

103 S. Main St.

Lake City, Mi.

Thursday, December 10th

6-9pm

Northeast of Cadillac on Hywy 55

**BOB BERNARD'S BIRTHDAY!!**

Join us, as Bob, Seth Bernard, May Erlewine, Bob Saddler, and myself offer up some timeless fiddle tunes, stories, and good cheer to the folks at this fine establishment.


Fallasburg Christmas at the old Schoolhouse

Saturday, December 12th

6-9pm

North of Lowell on Lincoln Lake Rd 5 miles.

Turn onto Fallasburg Park Road, and follow it to the Y at Covered Bridge Road.

Cross the 19th century Covered Bridge (slowly at walk speed), and head up the hill to the old Schoolhouse.

Bill VanVugt, Becca Lynn, Susan Fawcett, and I will be playing old Christmas Carols, and throwin' down on old time fiddle tunes. There's food and drink, Potluck mind you, and they're accepting $10 donations for the Fallasburg Historical Society. Help keep this historic, one of a kind village alive. It's the only authentic early 19th century village in michigan!


 

Bioneers with Lake Effect Band

Milliken Auditorim

Details TBA

Friday, October 16


Harvest Gathering at the Earthwork Farm

Lake City, MI

September 18,19,20

show times to be announced

http://www.roughdraftdesigns.com/harvestgathering/


Wheatland Music Festival

http://www.wheatlandmusic.org/home.asp

Remus, MI

September 11-13

I'll be fiddling for the Family Dance on Friday night with Rick Thum from Eureka, MO, on hammered dulcimer. Becca'll be throwin' down on rhythm guitar, and Kathy Gordon from Columbia, MO will hold the bottom down on bass. Saturday and Sunday I'll be teaching Guitar Flaticking for old time fiddle tunes, up at the workshop tents. TAB handouts, and bring a tape recorder.


Harvest Gathering

Earthwork Music Farm

http://www.earthworkmusic.com/

September 18-20

We'll be performing, might have a Contra Dance, will play till the sun comes up, will have a great time visiting with old and new friends.


GrinFest

Howard City

RSVP Only! ph. 321-937-4592

by invitation or if you're a friend of a friend

August 28-30

BIG PIG ROAST

We play Saturday night!

18408 M-46

$40


Farmfest

http://farm-fest.com/

August 14-16

We'll be playing for 3 Contra Dances throughout the weekend.


Crystal Mountain Legacy Art Park

August 7

Thompsonville, MI

I'm playing fiddle with the band Lake Effect

for directions and more info:

http://www.crystalmountain.com/summer/artpark


Dunegrass Music Festival

http://dunegrass3.org/

July 30, August 1-2

We'll be performing on stage, hosting an old time Contra Dance with

Peter Baker from Ann Arbor as Caller, and I'll be teaching a mandolin and

flatpicked guitar workshops.

Check the schedule for details.


Lowell Area Arts Council

http://www.lowellartscouncil.org/

July 25th

Fundraiser at the Lowell Showboat

on the Flat River


Reed City Concert in the Park

At the Bandshell

July 18th

7-9 pm

bring the bug spray


Grand Rapids Symphony

Picnic Pops Series

on July 16th and 17th

we will be opening for the Symphony

located at Cannonsburg Ski Area

6800 Cannonsburg Road

5:30-7pm

blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets on the hill.

http://www.grsymphony.org/events/concerts/50s-dance-party/www.hawksandowls.com


Crystal Mountan Legacy Art Park

at Crystal Mountain

I'm fiddling with the band Lake Effect

Thompsonville, MI

http://www.crystalmountain.com/summer/artpark

July 10th

A cool walk in the woods, which are full of sculptures, brings

you to a unique acoustic stage set in the woods.


Earthwork Music's Family Weekend

at the Earthwork farm.

June 26,27,28

7 miles East of Lake City on Hywy 55

North on 7 mile Road

We'll be playing for the Family Dance on Friday

in the cool Barn.

http://earthworkmusic.com/


Private Meet and Greet for new clients

formerly Applause Catering, now Canteen Services

(Tiggs Dining Services)

June 24th


The Grand Rapids Water Festival

grandrapidswaterfestival.org

June 20th 12-9pm

hosted by

Hawks and Owls stringband, Earthwork Music

the West Michigan Environmental Action Council

Sustainable Research Group

A day of great bands, Speakers discussing Water Quality issues,

Kids Activities area, Earth friendly vendors with great for sale goods, healthy food,

Tablers with lot of information on all Water Issues, opportunities for

you to engage and be a part of the solution

 

Gopherwood Music Society

Cadillac, MI

concert at Cooley School

 

May 9th

I'll be playing with the band Lake Effect


Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend

Remus, MI

May 22,23,24

Ahh, the start of Summer. I'll be teaching an Old Time Fiddle workshop,

as well as Fiddle Tunes for Flatpicked Guitar.

http://www.wheatlandmusic.org/home.asp


Utopean Marketplace

Montague, MI 49437

June 7th

2-4pm

http://www.utopianmarketplace.com/retailer/store_templates/shell_id_

1.asp?storeID=350FFACD383B4E2B9033D08129950DA1

 


Hospice Fundraiser
at the Silver Creek County Park
Hamilton, MI
April 18th
5-6pm


Greenville Earth Day Festival
Greenville Community Center
900 East Kent St. Greenville, MI
April 18th
2:15-3pm


Marquette Water Festival
Northern Michigan university
Marquette MI
April 3,4 5


Fretboard Festival
Kalamazoo Museum
230 North Rose Street
March 29th
3-4pm 


Neil Young Tribute
Founder's Brewery
March 26th
8pm-1:30am


Private House Concert


The Rosebud
100 Washington St.
Grand Haven, MI
March 6th
We're part of a 3 act acoustic show.
Great food, Great venue!


Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Fundraiser
Wednesday, Feb. 18
5:00 - 8:00 pm
at the John Ball Zoo Ballroom (formerly the circle theater)
The evening will include a live auction, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Wine and appetizers will be served. All proceeds directly benefit W. Mi. injured wildlife. WRC is a non-profit 501(c)(3). And don't forget- live music!!! First prize for the raffle will be a signed, framed Paul Collins print. Tickets are $25 per person.
If you have any questions you can call Peg or Roger at WRC @361-6109.


The Grand River Folk Art Society
at the Wealthy Theater
1130 Wealthy St.
February 28, 2009
$12 General, $10 Seniors & Students
$9 Members, $3 2-12 yrs.
We'll be playing a fine concert full of old songs, tunes, and stories.


Bear Creek Water Festival
Townsend Park
April 24th 2009
9-11am
festival runs from 8-12am


The Grand Rapids Water Festival Fundraiser
Wealthy Theatre
1130 Wealthy St. S.E
Friday February 13th
Doors open at 6pm, show at 7pm
Info Tables, Cool Vendors, Cash Bar
This event is designed to draw people from diverse communities and regions. They will come for the world-class entertainment. But they will leave with information and getting connected to actual campaigns working to protect our Great Lakes and other precious resources. Funds raised during the show will go towards keeping the next GR Water Festival on June 20, 2009, free to the public.

Wheatland Music Organization
Wheatscouts Gathering
February 7th
2-4pm
At the Gladys Wernette Cabin
Northeast end of the Festival grounds
I'll be accompanying The Lake Effect band, from Cadillac, MI,
as Miss Tiyi entertains a whole passle of youngsters with song, dance, and stories.
Stick around for the Jamborre next door at the cabin.


The Kids Food Basket Benefit
JW Marriot Hotel

February 6th
6-10pm
Becca and I will be playing sweet fiddle/guitar music for the cocktail hour.
There will be speakers between the 4 course meal, and a performance by Ralston Bowles and Drew Nelson as well.
Kid's Food Basket provides sack dinners to over 1600 low income children a day, here in Grand Rapids. Support them if you can!


Yellow Barn
Ann Arbor, MI
January 10th
East Huron Street


Fallasburg Winter Fundraiser
Sat., Dec. 13th
$10 Wine and Hot Food Buffet 6pm--till the Owls roost
Big Bonfire at 8pm
a crisp night with bright stars
Hot Cider
a Family friendly gathering
http://www.fallasburg.org/
We will be joined by longtime friend and original Hawks and Owls;guitarist Bill VanVugt. We'll start the music at 6pm in the old Fallass home, built in 1837, on Covered Bridge Road. To get there: Take Hudson Street to the;North at the traffic signal in the center of Lowell. Hudson Street turns into Lincoln Lake Rd. when you leave the city limits. About; 4 miles of driving will bring you to Fallasburg Park Road (look for the Fallasburg Park sign preceding the road). Turn right and follow for about a mile till you come to sort of a fork in the road. Veer to the right onto Covered Bridge Road, so that you're heading to the top of the park, and follow the road. You'll come to the Covered Bridge http://my.net-link.net/~michaelf/fallsbrg.htm ($5 fine for driving or riding faster than a walk), be gentle as you cross her as she's very old (1871),and as you head up the hill you will see John Fallass's home on the left. There'll be cars and pickup trucks parked about the yard and the adjoining field, and fiddle music emanating from John's old home (contented Ghosts, happy Spirits).


WYCE's Fall Fund Drive
Wednesday, Oct. 15th from 1-2pm
Solo in the studio
I'll be down at the station on Wednesday, Oct. 15th from 1-2pm, playing some tunes/songs and helping raise funds to keep our very unique radio station in operation. WYCE is the only totally community supported station of it's kind, anywhere. All the programming comes from volunteer programmers, there isn't a University or government agency telling them what to play, ever. Folk, Blues, Jazz, and World Beat, all in one place. If you don't like the song, wait a moment. The next one will be from another part of the world!


Fricano's Pizza
Old Time Music Night
5808 Alpine Ave
Thursday, October 16th
6-10pm
The man to talk about pizza with is Doug Fricano, of the famous Fricano's Pizza family.
Doug has a restaurant over at 5808 Alpine Ave., almost to 7 Mile Rd.
In September and October Doug hosts the every Thursday night Bluegrass/Old Time music extravaganza. We'll be playin' our hearts out, eating pizza, and drinking Diet Cokes with big smiles on our faces.
Come on out for food and frolic. We'll be joined by Jay Round on Stand-up Bass, and Al Thayer on Old Time Banjo


Rockford Fiddle Fest
1st Annual West Michigan Fiddle Competition
October 4th
9am Junior Division Registration
$PRIZE MONEY$
Contra Dance to follow at 7pm!!
Hosted by:
The Rockford Chamber of Commerce
&
Hawks and Owls string band


Elderly Instruments
Concert in the Mandolin Room October 10
5-6pm
1100 N. Washington
Lansing, MI 48906 USA
http://www.elderly.com/events/calendar.htm

Wow, what an honor to play at this Mecca of Music!
And what's even more exciting is returning the following day for


Flatpicking Workshop at Elderly Instruments

Oct 11th 12-2pm I'll be teaching fiddle tunes for flatpicked guitar with TAB handouts. The TAB will be fully explained, and tape recorders are highly recomended. Or, you could also purchase my instructional DVD, and get three tunes for $20. The TAB is included, and it's filmed with a split screen right/left hand view, so there's no guessing what's going on.


Reed City Music Series

Aug.-23rd 7-9:30pm at the Park


Lake Effect Music Festival

Sunday, August 24th Noon - 6:00 PM Bostwick Lake Church (LAWN)

7979 Belding Road NE, Rockford, Michigan 49341

http://www.myspace.com/lakeeffectmusicfestival

FIVE ACTS: One afternoon! From Blues to Rock to Jazz and more!!

LAKE EFFECT features a non-stop smorgasbord of regional favorites

12:00 PM HAWKS AND OWLS

1:00 PM DREW NELSON

2:15 PM EDYE EVANS HYDE

3:30 PM BLESS YOU BOYS

4:45 PM ROOT DOCTOR

**$10.00 per Person**


Chrysler Arts, Eats, and Beats

August 29th 2008 Pontiac, MI 11th Annual Michigans largest 4 day festival


Thumbfest

Aug 29-31

Lexington, MI

just North of Port Sheldon

A whole town festival on the Shores of Lake Huron

We're on the Village Green Stage, Saturday, from 12-1:15.

later in the day...

*in the Lion's Club Hall*

Contra Dance on Saturday with Hawks and Owls

Peter Baker calling the Contras

4:30-5:45


Calvin College

Private banquet on the lawn

Sept. 2nd


Wheatland Music Festival

Sept.-5,6,7, 08

I'll be teaching Guitar Flatpicking workshops

and fiddling for Friday's Family Dance with

St.Louis, MO's Rick Thum.


Seth and Daisy May's Harvest Gathering

Sept. 19-21
Lake City at the Earthwork Farm
for more info

http://www.roughdraftdesigns.com/harvestgathering
/

Fallasburg Park Fine Arts Festival

Saturday, Sept. 27th 11AM

The art is juried, all high quality, and this offers the perfect chance for Christmas shopping.

The Park itself is beautiful, with a great playground right beside the festival, for those kids with extra energy.

There's close access to the Flat River, and the worlds most famous "craw-dad catching" creek.

I think I like this festival more than any I've ever attended or performed at. Maybe it's cause I'm from Lowell, and have been at this shindig since its beginning in the early 70's.

North from Lowell on Hudson St. (main stop light and it turns into Lincoln Lake Rd.)

Approx. 4 miles to the Fallasburg Park sign at Fallasburg Park Rd. Follow it to the park.

See you there.

 


Wedding

a privately splendid occasion

with a Contra Dance to boot

Aug, 2nd 2008


Charlton Park

Hastings, MI

July 27th 2008

7-10pm


Detroit Institute of Arts

http://www.dia.org/calendar/friday_nights/item.asp?webitemid=1530

July 25th

showtime tba

We'll be playing in the Diego Rivera Room,

amongst all his beautiful murals.


Founder's Brewery

Grandville Ave.

Grand Rapids, MI

July 24th

10-11:30pm


Grand Rapids Water Festival!!

http://www.grandrapidswaterfestival.org

June 28th

Riverside Park

Grand Rapids

11am-10pm


Wedding

Private

June 22nd


Earthwork Family Festival

June 20th

We'll be playing for the Dance

with a few songs sprinkled in.

http://earthworkmusic.com/FAMILY08.html


Calvin College

a private banquet

on the lawn

June 16th


NorEast'r Festival

http://www.noreastr.net/performers.html

June 13-15

We'll be playing that fine old time music Saturday on the

Main Stage from 11am-12. Also on Saturday-the Parlor Stage

 from 4:50-5:35pm, and on Sunday at the Parlor Stage from 2-2:45pm.
BIG CONTRA DANCE!! We'll be drivin a high energy Contra Dance,

Saturday night at 10pm, something new at the festival.

 Ann Arbor's Peter Baker, one of the best Callers in the state,

will be leading the dance. Hang on to your hat!!
Workshop A, Saturday 1-2pm: I'll be teaching Fiddle tunes

for Flatpicked Guitar, the same format that I do for the

Wheatland Music Festival. There will be Tablature handouts,

and you'll leave being able to flatpick a fiddle tune.

Bring a tape recorder and catch the whole thing.

Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend

May 23-25

I'll be teaching Flatpicking Guitar,

and Fiddle for Contra Dances


Wedding

private

May 10th


Contra Dance

the Grand River Folk Art Society

held at Johnson Park

Grandville, MI

May 3rd

5-10:30pm

Pot luck dinner

Maypole Ceremony

bring the kids and the grandfolks!


Lincoln School

Friday, May 2nd

12:40-1:30

in the Gym

School festival time, and we're playing

string band music for the kids!


The BREAK ROOM

1359 Plainfield

Friday, May 2nd

9-10pm

I'll be playing with Winter Sessions

opening for:

the Ultraviolet Hippopottomas


Bear Creek Water Festival

Townsend Park

April 26th

9-11am

festival runs from 8-12am


Kids Food Basket Fundraiser

April 22nd

Noto's Old World Dining

6600 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Tel: (616) 493-6686


The Hideout Microbrewery

Lamberton Lake Ave.

fiddling for "Winter Sessions"

10-12:30pm


Joe Sherry's Glass Studio

Williams and Division

7-?pm

4-19-08


WYCE

88.1 FM

Live on air

Fund Drive

4-6-08

6-8pm


Grand River Folk Art Society

Contra Dance

Grace Bible College

4-3-08

7-10:30pm


CD Release Party!!

One Trick Pony

3-23-08

5-8:30pm


Date Your Mate Night

a private party at a local church

3-15-08


I'm fiddling and mandoing on "Lake Effects" new CD

with Tiyi and Bunce, Rachael Davis, Lauran Bittenger,

Zack and Ezra Bunce, and Seth Bernard and Daisy May

March 7,8,9


Private Volunteer Appreciation Party

and Contra Dance

I.C.C.F.

Feb. 8th


The Bob

Fat Tuesday Celebration

4-7pm

Feb 5th

Down in the Voodoo Lounge

We'll be warming em up for

Buckwheat Zydeco


The Water Festival Fundraiser

at the historic

Wealthy Street Theater

Jan 5th 2008

doors open at 6pm, show at 7

Hawks and Owls

Rachael Davis

Seth Bernard and Daisy May


Old Town Pub

Ann Arbor

Jan 1st 6-11pm

A tribute to Towns VanZandt and Hank Sr.

both who died in New Years Day

Chris Buhalis and Bruce Ling


Founders Brewery

Grandville Ave.

10pm showtime

we're rockin'


Fallasburg Historical Society

Christmas at the Schoolhouse

North of Lowell at Fallasburg Park

6-9pm

old fashioned potluck

bonfire


Fricano's Pizza

Nov.12, 2007

5808 Alpine N.W.

5:30-8:30pm


A very cool, high energy Contra Dance at a private

location in an old dance hall above a certain book store

right across from the

U of M campus

Nov. 19th

thanks Shaun!!


The Ark

Ann Arbor, MI

Nov. 20th 2007

a fundraiser for the Michigan League of  Conservation Voters

with: Seth and Daisy May, Chris Buhalis, and Josh Davis (Steppin' In It).

http://www.michiganlcv.org/events.htm#Upcoming


Rockford Harvest Festival

Rockford, MI

Oct. 6

4-6pm

in the pavillion at Squire Street Square

Old Time Contra Dance and musical performance

dance caller to teach!


Blandford Nature Center

Harvest Festival

Oct. 7

2pm-3pm

1715 Hillburn Ave., NW. Grand Rapids, MI. (616) 453-6192 ...

Wheatland Music Festival

Remus, MI

Sept. 7,8,9--2007

http://www.wheatlandmusic.org/home.asp


Urban Institute for Contempory Arts

Sept. 13

Private Party at the Mansion for

Donors and their Guests


Harvest Festival

Lake City, MI

Sept. 14,15,16

http://www.earthworkmusic.com/index.html


Fallasburg Fall Festival

Sept. 22

North of Lowell, MI

at

Fallasburg Park


Schuller's Books and Music

Sept. 29

8pm-10pm

Alpine Ave. Store

Grand Rapids


Race for the Cure

Sept 29, 2007

Morning

Performing at the start of the course and at the end

Grand Village Mall

Grandville, MI

Support Breast Cancer awareness


Private Party on the Muskegon River

part of WYCE's fundraiser

"Auction a Band"

July 7th


FarmFest

Johannesburg MI

http://www.farmhousemusic.org/tickets.html

August 10th,11,12 2007


Shorts Brewery

July 4th

121 N. Bridge St. Bellaire MI.

www.shortsbrewing.com/

We're playng a short concert, then a throw down, kick the rug back and crow like a Rooster, Contra Dance with Northern Michigan dance caller Dan Gorno, the greatest!

Come on out.

8-12pm


Earthwork Family Weekend

July 6 2007

Lake City

http://drewhoward.com/ew/FAMILY07.html

 

http://drewhoward.com/ew/FAMILY07.html


THE WATER FESTIVAL

June 16th 2007

Hey! This is our baby, and we're going to have a blast!

RIVER SIDE PARK

Grand Rapids, MI

There will be thousands of folks here.

Checkout the site

www.thewaterfestival.com


Camp Blodgett

June 20th, 2007

Music to watch the Sunset by

For over 85 years, Camp Blodgett has been serving young people in Kent County with superior programs. From exhilarating summer camp adventures and enriching "Camp Blodgett Club" after-school programs to our new "Young Leaders" youth council, Camp Blodgett provides the expertise and inspiration to bring out the best in great kids all year long!

From Grand Rapids:
Take M45, Lake Michigan Drive, west appr. 19 miles until it dead-ends on Lakeshore Drive at Lake Michigan. Turn south (left) on Lakeshore Drive and proceed appr. 1˝ miles. Camp Blodgett is on the right.


Frenz Coffee House

8 East Bridge St.

Rockford, MI

7-8pm


Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend

Remus, MI

May 25, 26, 27

I'm teaching Fiddle Tunes For Contra Dances

and

Flatpicked Fiddle Tunes For Guitar


In the Recording Studio at

Mackinaw Harvest Music Group

to record the 1st

Hawks and Owls CD

May 30-31


Reed City Concert Series

Music Shelter by the River

7-9pm

June 9th

 


Busses on the Beach

Fund Raiser for the Phoenix Burn Center

Grand Rogue Campgrounds

6400 West River Dr. Belmont, MI.

May 18, 2007

8--10:30pm


Grand River Folk Art Society

Spring Fling

May 5th, 2007

5-11pm

This is last big Contra Dance of the season. Come early for the May Pole ceremony (ancient stuff) and the splendiferous Pot Luck dinner.

Johnson Park at the Grand River,

Grandville, Mi


Kid Food Basket

at Noto's Old World Italian Dining

6600 28th St. S.E.

Cascade, MI

We're playing cool back up music for the Cocktail/Hors Deurves hour

6-7pm

Kid's Food Basket provides take home sack dinners for nutritionaly at risk school children. This is a fundraiser, and well worth inveting in. Children are out future; healthy ones will mean a healthy future.


Cascade Fellowship Christian Raformed Church

6655 Cascade Road

Cascade, MI

March 3, 2004

Date Your Mate Night

7-8pm

We'll be setting the mood with sweet waltzes and crooning vocals. Public welcomed

Harbor Springs, MI.

April 2nd, 2004

private party


Friendship Center

Country Dance

Petoskey, MI

Sat. April 3, 2004

  8pm-11pm
Featuring: Hawks and Owls String Band and Callers Jan Fowler and Cynthia Donahey


We'll be hosted, and joined on stage, by Blissfest founder and frailin' banjo player Ron Fowler. His lovely wife Jan will alternate between sharing "Calling the Dance" duties, and playing piano. Bassist to be announced. Becca and I will entertain with songs and witty reparte during the break, and pick, strum and fiddle with dynamically controlled hopeless wild abandon during the dances. We always have a blast with these folks, and the dance scene in Petoskey is hoppin' (bad pun).         
http://www.blissfest.org/organization/index.html


Anne Hills with Kinsfolk

Grand Rapids Ladies Literary Society

61 Sheldon Ave. S.E.

Sat. April 10th, 7:30pm

General Admission: $10

I'll be joining Kinsfolk, a family band featuring the Exoo-Eid-Ries clan, on fiddle and mandolin. Listen for the cool mandolin duet with daughter Rachael and I.

Lawrence Probes, the bands guitar flatpicker (and other non-family member), had performed with Anne at Interlochen back in 1971, and has kept in touch with her. They decided it was time to share some of the old songs, and the Ladies Lit is the perfect spot for the occasion. Anne Hills is known world wide for her exceptional songwriting and beautiful voice. Check out her site at http://www.annehills.com/ 


McGuire's Resort

Cadillac, MI.

Sat. May 15th 2004

8-11pm

This place is great! There's wonderful food, golf, pool, sauna, you name it. And the rooms are superb. Becca and I will be doing our old songs and fiddle tunes routine, interspersed with stories of giant Snapping Turtles and Electric Dog Fences. We performed here last fall, and am pleased to see we're in the band rotation. Come out for some R&R and H&O.


VACATION

Feb. 27th

Wow, we haven't just gone somewhere to do nothing in about 4 years. I guess nothing isn't exactly accurate. We'll be spending the 1st weekend with our friends, Mark and Hilarie Burhans from the Hotpoint string band 

http://www.hotpointstringband.com/band.html  way down in Athens Ohio. I look forward to playing fiddle with Mark again. It's been a while, and it was magic then.  Hilarie is one of the finest claw hammer banjo players around, and I'm sure things will heat up.

We'll be spending the rest of the time with dear friends down by Ft. Myers, FL. Diving, fishing, nature preserves, and a few music shows are the order of the next 11 days


All Souls Church

11:00am

March 14th 2004

Aquinas College

at the Jarecki Center

off of the Robinson Rd. entrance

All souls church is a liberal religious community based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and aligned with the Unitarian Universalist Church. They regularly have diverse music during the service. We will be returning, for our second time, to this great group of folks. 


Fallasburg Historical Society

Fine Dining Fundraiser

6:30-9:00pm

March 19,20 2004

at the Fallas' House in the village

We played for 2 of these well received dinners just before Christmas. They were such a success we thought we'd do it again. Desert comes with a verbal tour of the historic village, and I'll be speaking after desert about the old time music we've been playing, its immigration from the British Isles, and its development in the south eastern part of our country. 

Reserve seating only.

For info: Kerry 616-897-7161

email: fallasburg@att.net

to get there

North from Lowell on Hudson St. (main stop light and it turns into Lincoln Lake Rd.) Approx. 4 miles to the Fallasburg Park sign at Fallasburg Park Rd. Turn right and follow it to the Y in the road, and follow the Y to the right (to the covered bridge). Continue till you cross the Covered Bridge (no faster that a walk, cars and horses) and up the hill to the village. The house is on the left side of the road, with an historical sign on a post.


Private Dance


With the band Kinsfolk

 Schuler's Books and Music

Okemos, MI.

Jan. 9th

8-10:30pm

I'll be filling in for their absent fiddler for a night of family band songs and entertainment.


Emmons Lake Elementary School

Caledonia, MI.

Kraft Ave.

Feb. 9th

Young Sarek Buchan, a 10 year old fiddle monster, and I will be playing a set of cookin' old time and Irish tunes in the cafeteria for lunch hour. 

Private Performance

Feb. 17th 2004


Lowell Christmas Festival

Lowell, MI.

Sat. Dec. 6th 2003

10:30am-12:30pm

Lowell Chamber of Commerce

located in front of the Showboat, which you can't miss

There will be a Christmas parade at 10am down Main St., with activities afterward. We'll be playing inside where it's warm, right next to the mulled cider bowl. Stop in, warm up, and listen to some old time holiday music.


Private Birthday Party

Dec. 18th 2003

McGuire's Resort

Cadillac, MI.

Sat. Nov. 29

9-12pm

It will be a second honeymoon for bass player Sarah and her husband Kirk (recently married) when we "play and stay" at this real cool resort. The food is excellent, with a well stocked bar, and the atmosphere relaxing. See you there. 

To get there:

Exit U.S. 131 at M-115 and turn east (toward Clare). Go just a short distance to Mackinaw Trail (Old 131) and turn left at the big gas station. The resort is on your left about two miles from the intersection.


Fallasburg Historical Society

Christmas Celebration

Sat. Dec. 20th 2003

6-9pm

at the Fallas' House in the village

to get there

North from Lowell on Hudson St. (main stop light and it turns into Lincoln Lake Rd.) Approx. 4 miles to the Fallasburg Park sign at Fallasburg Park Rd. Turn right and follow it to the Y in the road, and follow the Y to the right (to the covered bridge). Continue till you cross the Covered Bridge (no faster that a walk, cars and horses) and up the hill to the village. The house is on the left side of the road, with an historical sign on a post.


I grievously report that, on Dec. 4th, 2003, Becca had surgery on her left wrist to repair a torn ligament, and a displaced wrist-bump bone, that resulted from a mysterious pontoon-boat injury. It was a dark and stormy night... 

     I'm happy to report that the procedure was a success, and she will be playing that fine old string band music in Feb.

    Her subsequent recuperation will continue until Jan. 28th, 2004, at which time the special restraint is removed, X-Rays are employed, and the results will be made known. She's itchin' to play guitar again.

Thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

Peace to you,

Bruce


The Box Factory for the Arts

Sat. Nov. 8th 8-10pm

1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI.

This will be a regular sit down and relax concert, held in a wonderful old (you guessed it) box factory. Becca, Sarah, and I will be playing much our old repertoire, in addition to some new things with girl harmonies. This is our "get ready for winter" concert. This event is brought to you by the Riversong Music Society. Visit them at http://www.geocities.com/Riversong_Society/home.htm

For directions:

Phone: (269)983-3688
Voice: (269)983-3688
Fax: (269)983-3771
Email: boxfactory@qtm.net


Pete Brown's Office

Fri. Nov. 14th 2003

9-10pm

1535 Plainfield Ave. N.W. Grand Rapids

Dave Molinari has been hosting a great session every Friday night at Pete Brown's, and invited us to come down and do an hour set. Becca, Sarah, and I will be playing that old time music, with some new songs we've worked up. Afterwards there will be an open mike, so bring your banjo, guitar flugelhorn, whatever.


Wedding Ceremony, Reception/Dance

Oct. 11th

private


This just kind of happened one night, when Rick and I were emailing each other about the fun that we had at the Wheatland Music Festival on Saturday evening. With a few other old friends we had welcomed the 6am hour, and decided it was time to quit playing.

Rick Thum Concert and Workshops

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Concert, 8:00 pm, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3215 Four Mile Road NE, Grand Rapids, $10

Workshops, 10:30am & 2:00pm, ElderlyInstruments, 1100 N. Washington, Lansing, $35 each

       Bringing songs, old-time tunes, and good humor from his home in St. Louis, Rick Thum, with his hammered dulcimer (and sometimes dulcimer and harmonica simultaneously), always presents an uplifting, feel-good, great concert. He will be joined at various times throughout the concert by Grand Rapids’ own multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist Bruce Ling, guitarist Becca Shilt, and bassist Sarah Harrier from Hawks and Owls string band. Rick’s audiences invariably find themselves tapping their toes, and some will surely be clogging or dancing contras and squares. Also, if you play hammered dulcimer, or even if you’d like to just learn the basics with an instrument provided, you could attend one of the hammered dulcimer workshops that Rick is teaching in Lansing earlier in the day. Rick is a delightful, well-loved performer and teacher. In 1994, he won the Southwest Regional Dulcimer Contest and, in 1995, placed third in the prestigious National Championship in Winfield, Kansas. At the Evart Dulcimer Funfest (Michigan), the oldest and largest dulcimer festival in the nation, Rick was voted Best Performer and Favorite Teacher in 1995, '96, and '97. Rick has shared stages with The Tony Rice Unit, Steve Kaufman, Norman Blake, and Bryan Bowers and opened for John Hartford, Norman & Nancy Blake, and Leo Kottke. He has taught at the Wheatland Music Festival (Michigan), at the Augusta Heritage Workshops    (West Virginia), at the Swannanoa Gathering (North Carolina), at the Dulcimer Jamboree (Mountainview, Arkansas), and much, much more.


Blandford Nature Center

 Oct. 4th&5th

Fall Harvest Festival

Hawks and Owls Sunday 4-5pm

The annual Fall Fest is here, and we'll be playing at the stage, and at the General Store. There's so many things to see and learn, blacksmithing, chair caning, and candle making to name just a few.

 

Blandford Nature Center is a wonderful place to bring your family for nature walks, seasonal festivals, to learn about the animals in the Animal Hospital, etc.  They are located on the western edge of Grand Rapids off of west Leonard street, at 1715 Hillburn N.W. Their phone is 616-453-6192. Come and visit, you'll return.


Fallasburg Fine Art Festival

Sept. 27th

Performance 3-4pm

North from Lowell on Hudson St. (main stop light and it turns into Lincoln Lake Rd.) Approx. 4 miles to the Fallasburg Park sign at Fallasburg Park Rd. Follow it to the park. Get there early, cause it's packed!

        I think I like this festival more than any I've ever attended or performed at. Maybe it's cause I'm from Lowell, and have been at this shindig since its beginning in the early 70's.

The art is juried, all high quality, and this offers the perfect chance for Christmas shopping. The Park itself is beautiful, with a great playground right beside the festival, for those kids with extra energy. There's close access to the Flat River, and the worlds most famous "craw-dad catching" creek. See you there.


50th Wedding Anniversary

Sept.13th

Private


Wheatland Music Festival

Sept. 5,6,7

Remus, MI.

Okay, so we're not really performing there. What happened was that Ron and Jan Fowler, part of the Blissfest organization, asked us to be their guests as they had 2 guest passes (since they are performing). Ron is a master storyteller, and will be sharing his vast repertoire of tales. Jan is one of the most popular dance callers in the state, and will be calling dances with the featured old time band for the weekend, the Mammals, and with other bands. Becca and I will be enjoying ourselves, and jamming with out of state friends that we only get to see occasionally. We'll be camped with the Fowlers in the performers camp area. Stop in and share a tune. Oh, we do have to leave for 5 hours Sat. to fulfill a musical obligation (see below), but we'll be back in time for the great Sat. night, bang and saw till dawn, pull out all the stops, play your fingers raw, session.


Grand Rapids Choral Co.

private dance

2-4pm

Sat. Sept. 6th


Fallasburg Historic Village

Sun. Aug 24th

Covered Bridge Rd.

We'll be playing at the restored Fallas house for a picnic and meeting concerning the old mill. There's a project afoot to relocate the old Saranac mill to the site of Fallasburg's previous mill, destroyed by fire when your grandfolks were in knickers. Free, and fun for the family

to get there

North from Lowell on Hudson St. (main stop light and it turns into Lincoln Lake Rd.) Approx. 4 miles to the Fallasburg Park sign at Fallasburg Park Rd. Turn right and follow it to the Y in the road, and follow the Y to the right. Continue till you cross the Covered Bridge (no faster that a walk, cars and horses) and up the hill to the village.


Grin Fest

Sat. August 23rd

Howard City

A weekend of music, roast pig, and activities. We'll be on stage from 8:30-9:15pm, and I'll be leading a fiddle workshop at 4pm.


Shepherds of Independance Benefit

Calder Plaza

Aug. 16

Hawks and Owls on stage 6:45-7:45pm

Shepherds of Independence will be hosting its first Annual Pizzapalooza event on Friday and Saturday, August 15th and 16th, from 12-noon to 11pm on the Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids. The event is a cookoff between local pizza restaurants and will feature musical entertainment, children's activities, a pizza eating contest for the public and media, and a contest judged by local chefs to determine the Best Pizza in West Michigan! There will also be a bocce ball tournament both days! All proceeds from the event will go toward the ongoing housing and care of the mentally and/or physically disabled adult residents at our facility. Shepherds of Independence needs volunteers to help between noon and 11pm both days with the general operations of this charity event. Positions include: tee shirt and ticket (for food,etc) sales, cleanup, beverage sales, and general hosting. The event will be a great time for the whole family to enjoy the sun, eat pizza, and listen to music! This opportunity is sponsored by: Shepherds of Independence


Jam on the Grand

&

Creston Neighborhood Association Art Fair

Sat. August 16th

Located at the north end of Riverside Park

on the beautiful Grand River.

We will be leading the "old time" jam at the riverside tent, and playing a set on the stage. All levels of musical proficiency are welcome at the tent. Come share your song. We'll be on the main stage at the art fair from 3-4:30pm.


Schuler's Books and Music

8:00-9:45pm

Friday Aug. 1st

2660 28th St. S.E


Schuler's Books and Music

Saturday Aug. 2nd

Alpine Ave. 

2-4pm

This performance is a promo for the Shepherds of Independence benefit, to be held at the Calder Plaza on Aug. 15-16. Becca and I were chosen as a representative band, although the others are not acoustic. I think it was the attitude and energy that was being sought.


Shady Grove Fiddle Fest

Berrien Springs, MI.

Aug. 3rd

directions:

http://www.shadygrovefiddlefest.org/

I'll be leading workshops in Fiddle and Mandolin, and we'll be performing throughout the day. I am no longer allowed to compete, and have been relegated to judging the mandolin and fiddle contests. Chirps Smith and Steve Rosen, from the nationally acclaimed band "the Volo Bogtrotters" will be judging with me. This is the largest Fiddle/Banjo/Mandolin/Guitar contest in the state, with the contestants pulling out their hottest licks. Don't miss this

one.


Harbor Springs Street Musique

(provided by the folks that bring you Bliss Fest)

Thurs. Aug 7th

7:00-9:00pm

On 4 different street corners you'll find 4 different performances occurring simultaneously in this cool lakeside town. Becca and I will be supplying the old-time sounds. An excellent excuse for a road trip!


Lowell Summer Concert Series

Thurs. July 24th

7:00-9:00pm

Right next to the Showboat in downtown Lowell.

One of my favorite places to give a concert. I love performing next to the Flat River. It's lawn chairs and blankets on the lawn, or the seating in the bleachers. There's plenty of things for the kids to do, with a play-ground nearby, and fishing right handy. 


Lowell Riverwalk Festival

Sat. July 12th

12:30-1:45pm

There's a whole host of events planned in Lowell. Click on the link to find out more.

http://www.lowellchamber.org/Riverwalkposter.htm


Private Wedding

Sat. July 5th


Lowell Area Arts Council

On Hudson St. (center of town traffic light), 2 blocks south of Main St.(M-21).

Art Attack (LAAC celebrates 25 years) - Saturday June 21, 2003, 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., Lowell Area Arts Council 25th Anniversary Celebration at the LAAC Gallery & Green, 149 S Hudson, Lowell. Silent Auction, Food, Drink & Desserts and Live Music.
This evening in the Center Gallery and on the Green will be filled with an eclectic variety of music, food, and drink provided by Cascade Roadhouse of G.R. A silent auction with bidding at 7pm, and most of all friends and supporters like you who wish to keep the Arts Alive in our West Michigan community.
All proceeds will benefit the contunuing programs of the LAAC. Advance Tickets: $18 per person,At the Door: $25 per person, Dress is casual but cool.
Silent Auction Items: Fine artworks and special gift baskets. Call (616) 897-8545 for advance tickets and more information.

Music by Bruce and Becca from Hawks and Owls old-time string band.


Everett Township Concert Series

Sunday 6-22 Everett Township concert in the park. 3-5pm White Cloud,MI. TakeM-37 north. Just before you get to White Cloud you’ll see 8th St. on your right. Go down about a 1/4 mile and the festivities are on the south side of the road.


Carmen's Cafe

June 7th

Corner of Clay and 2nd

Muskegon, MI.

96 west to Muskegon turns into Seaway Drive. Follow it to the downtown district till you come to 2nd Ave. Turn left to Clay Ave. There we are. Carmen's is on the ground floor of the old Medical Arts Bldg., across from the Muskegon Mall.

I love this place!

 

The folks are great, the atmosphere is creative, and we always feel at home. This has become a regular venue for us. Lots of coffee choices, real good grill food, and deserts.

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Fallasburg Historic Village

Spring Museum Tour

May 4th

We'll be playing in the village from 2 till 4 on Sunday. On Saturday there will be a 1890's style baseball game at 2:00pm. Both days will have food booths and old time demonstrations.

to get there:

North from Lowell on Hudson St. (main stop light and it turns into Lincoln Lake Rd.) Approx. 4 miles to the Fallasburg Park sign at Fallasburg Park Rd. Turn right and follow it to the Y in the road, and follow the Y to the right. Continue till you cross the Covered Bridge (no faster that a walk) and up the hill to the village.


GRAFS "End of Season Spring Dance"

May 3rd

5:00 Pot Luck

dance afterward

Johnson Park on the Grand River

Grandville, MI.

I-196 west to the Grandville exit (on the left side of the highway). Turn right at the bottom of the exit and cross over the Grand. The entrance is on the right, after you pass Butterworth St.

The BIG dance, great food, exceptional company, and a May Pole has been known to raise. John Legge will be doing the callin', we'll be doing the bangin' and sawin'.


Private Wedding April 26


Lowell Maple Sugar Festival

March 1st

Wittenbach Agriscience and Environmental Center

11am-1pm

11715 Vergennes Road

Lowell, MI.

M-21 east just past the Grand River bridge. Turn left at the light onto Pettis. The first right is Vergennes. Head east to the Lowell High School. The Center is across the street. 

Becca and I will be strolling, and playing that old time music.


Carmen's Cafe

March 1st

Corner of Clay and 2nd

Muskegon, MI.

96 west to Muskegon turns into Seaway Drive. Follow it to the downtown district till you come to 2nd Ave. Turn left to Clay Ave. There we are. Carmen's is on the ground floor of the old Medical Arts Bldg., across from the Muskegon Mall.

I love this place!

The folks are great, the atmosphere is creative, and we always feel at home. This has become a regular venue for us. Lots of coffee choices, real good grill food, and deserts.


Lowell Community Expo

March 22nd

11am-1pm

Lowell High School

11700 Vergennes Road

M-21 east just past the Grand River bridge. Turn left at the light onto Pettis. The first right is Vergennes. Head east to the Lowell High School.

Come and visit Lowell's business community, all under one roof. Becca and I will be on and off the stage for four 3-song mini-sets, and strolling melodically about the Expo.


TV TIME

Channel 25 on the ATT Cable Network

    Dec. 1 at 12 pm

  Dec. 2 at 7 pm

   Jim Keiling, producer of videos, invited Nick, Becca, and I out to his place for a big party in which a pig was spitted, the sun beat down, folks enjoyed a real Michigan Pot-Luck, the stage (a nice one) was built, and 5 cameras were hooked up to a large production truck. Here's the result. It was hot out, hence the drip on my nose.


Carmen's Cafe

Nov. 23

Corner of Clay and 2nd

Muskegon, MI.

96 west to Muskegon turns into Seaway Drive. Follow it to the downtown district till you come to 2nd Ave. Turn left to Clay Ave. There we are. Carmen's is on the ground floor of the old Medical Arts Bldg., across from the Muskegon Mall.

I love this place!

The folks are great, the atmosphere is creative, and we always feel at home. This has become a regular venue for us. Lots of coffee choices, real good grill food, and deserts.


Java Jive

at

Unity Church of Practical Christianity

Nov.22

1711 Walker N.W.

call 616-453-9909 for more info

 

Brian Whittemore, friend and bass player, has put this showcase of talent together. Come out for coffee and home-baked goods, and listen to some great music. We'll be doing our set at 9:00pm


Eastbrook Builders

Grand Opening

Oct.12

11:30-1:30pm

New Road and neighborhood in 

Bailey's Grove

     

     52nd St. past Kalamazoo Ave. heading east till you come to the sign for the Bailey's Grove Development. Follow the Bailey's neighborhood road till it ends at West Grove and turn right to Meadow Grove Dr. Turn right to North Meadow Grove Dr. Look for the tent. There will be free hotdogs, and Becca, Nick, and I will be eating them, (and playing that fine Old Time Music that we do so well.) 


Carmen's Cafe

Oct. 19th

7:30-11:00pm

Corner of Clay and 2nd

in downtown Muskegon

     

    An excellent coffee house with great sandwiches and all sorts of beverages. Kim has music here on an every other week basis and we have a blast. 


Fallasburg Art Fair

Sept. 28

2:00-3:00pm

    

 North from Lowell on Hudson St. (main stop light and it turns into Lincoln Lake Rd.) Approx. 4 miles to the Fallasburg Park sign at Fallasburg Park Rd. Follow it to the park.

    

    I think I like this festival more than any I've ever attended or performed at. Maybe it's cause I'm from Lowell, and have been at this shindig since its beginning in the early 70's.

The art is juried, all high quality, and this offers the perfect chance for Christmas shopping. The Park itself is beautiful, with a great playground right beside the festival, for those kids with extra energy. There's close access to the Flat River, and the worlds most famous "craw-dad catching" creek. See you there.


Cable Access 25 Pig Roast and T.V. 

Filming

Sept. 21

1:00-2:00pm

5691 17mile rd.

Cedar Springs

(exit off of 131, turn right and follow road to party.)

    

    It's a dish to pass, byob, a lawn chair, and a day of local music groups. 

    We get a copy of our performance for publicity usage, and T.V. 25 gets music for airing. This will be distributed to cable access stations around the state. 


Little Bohemia

Sept. 20

7:00-9:00pm

Monroe at S. Division

3rd Suite back from the end of the building

( across the street and towards Division from their former location)

 

                   This is it, the ultimate in ecclectic notions.

    Not only does Terri have beads (over 12,000 varieties), she also has antique Afghani Lapis and Silver jewelry, beautiful vintage clothing, Burt's Bees products, hand-made African instruments, a grey cat named Clark, the list goes on and on.

    Becca and I, with Bruce Mason on flute and penny whistle, will be playing those lovely old dance tunes that we play every Thursday night (see top of page.)


Schuler's Books and Music

Aug. 9

8:00-11:00pm

2660 28th St. S.E. 

Grand Rapids, MI.

     

     We had a wonderful time playing Schuler's last winter. I was still on crutches, but made it up on stage okay. The room sounds great, and the atmosphere is like home. Nick, Becca, and I will be doing the old-time music thing all evening, with stories and interesting anecdotes interspersed. See you there.

E-mail me for more info


Wyoming Fest

Aug. 10---

Our performance: 12:30-1:30pm

Lamar Park

2561 Porter S.W.

Between Byron Center and Ivanrest streets east to west,

28th St. and Chicago Drive north to south.

 

     Kudos to Chad Stanton. Chad gave Susan Sheets, the booking agent for Wyoming, my CD, and that's how we got booked for this large community celebration. The festival will be held at Lamar Park, with lots of food, fun, and activities for all ages.

E-mail me for more info


Jam on the Grand/Creston Arts and Crafts Fair

Aug. 17

11:45am-1:00pm

Riverside Park, Grand Rapids, MI.

As always, there will be a large tent erected on the banks of the Grand River for those folks with instruments who want to jam. We will be performing on the stage in the festival area at the above time. Our musical hosts for the day are Jim, Al, and Bear, from the band "Beats Settin' Home." 

close your eyes and repeat after me norain-norain-norain-norain-norain-norain-norain

E-mail me for more info