Shari Kane, Dave Steele to perform
CRYSTAL FALLS — On Sunday, the acoustic blues duo Shari Kane and Dave Steele will perform the featured concert at the Second Sunday Folk Dance.
This partnership brings great guitar work and vocals to original and time-honored blues, gospel, swing and ragtime. The concert starts at 5 p.m. ET at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls. White Water (Dean and Bette Premo) host the Second Sunday concert/dance events and along with friends Carrie and Susan Dlutkowski perform the short opening set of the concert. Kane and Steele will immediately follow.
Music for the dance portion of the evening is provided by the Front Parlor Dance Band with dance calling and instruction by Steve Kickert. A full season schedule is available at www.secondsundayfolkdance.com.
The Kane-Steele duo combines Dave’s smoky vocals, percussive rhythm and innovative lead lines with Shari’s rootsy finger picking and inspiring slide guitar work. Beautiful vocal harmonies complete the package. Their music is a testament to sounds once heard on the streets of Harlem, the juke joints of Mississippi, or from the jug bands of Memphis. Both musicians have remarkable musical backgrounds. In 1990, Shari Kane began touring with harmonica legend Peter Madcat Ruth. The two recorded four albums and played in venues around the world. An accomplished slide player, Shari appears on Rory Block’s 1992 release, “Ain’t I A Woman.” Dave Steele formed and led the popular blues band Big Dave and the Ultrasonics. The band featured his big-voiced singing and sly lead guitar work and toured 150 nights a year in the U.S. and Canada, including clubs like Buddy Guy’s Legends and made time to record four albums.
All Second Sunday Folk Dance events begin promptly at 5 p.m. ET and end at 8 p.m. ET. Admission is $7 for an adult. Children 15 and under are admitted free.
Traditional music jam held today
MARQUETTE — Today from 2-5 p.m. the Peter White Public Library will host a traditional music jam in the library’s community room.
Bring a guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, ukulele, harmonica, or just your voice, and join other acoustic musicians and vocalists for a community jam session. Celebrate the traditional folk music of the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and others. It’s a chance to share your love of music and learn a new song or instrumental technique. A limited quantity of sheet music is available for those not familiar with the songs. Listeners and singers are always welcome.
There is no admission charge to attend the event which is sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. Call 906-226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.
Breakfast buffet at Gwinn VFW
GWINN — Gwinn VFW Post 5670 and its men’s auxiliary will sponsor a breakfast buffet from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at the club.
The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids under 10 years.
On the menu will be pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk.