Cyd Smith & Ruthie Dornfeld House Concert at Bruce & Bonnie's near Columbia City.
Guitarist/singer/songwriter Cyd Smith brings the swinging rhythms and harmonies of jazz to tunes gathered from around the world by master fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld. In turn, Ruthie’s ear for the adventurous resonates superbly with Cyd’s distinctive songwriting.
Ruthie, recognized as one of America’s finest and most versatile fiddlers, is equally at home in traditional fiddle styles—Irish, American, Hungarian, or Danish—as she is in free improvisation or Brazilian chorinhos. Cyd, through her exploration of early jazz and traditional American roots music, has uncovered her own fresh voice in guitar playing and songwriting. Long-time friends and collaborators, their musical connection is intimate, often surprising, and deeply engaging.
We have a series of three house concerts in the next two weeks at our house near Columbia City. All concerts are $12 suggested donation (kids half). For reservations, directions, and more info, contact us @ wbandbonnie.com or 206-723-7684.
Hope to see you,
Bruce & Bonnie
Thursday, March 19th, 7:30 pm
The Brainstormers (Mark Graham, Tom Sauber, Patrick Sauber) in a house concert at Bruce & Bonnie's near Columbia City. Tom and Mark have been musicians' musicians for more than a couple of decades, and their fiddle and harmonica duets are to die for. Tom's son, Patrick, is also a serious pro on all the other instruments. Great playing, great vocals, great repetoire…it will be a great concert.
Thursday, March 26th, 7:30 pm
Pop Wagner. Minnesotan cowboy fiddler, singer, and spinner of tall tales and lariats. It's been a number of years since Pop's been out here to Seattle. Part of the original Prairie Home Companion crowd, Pop's been entertaining in the old-fashioned way for decades. See http://www.popwagner.com
Sunday, March 29th, 7:00 pm
BKO (Balkan Kafe Orchestra—Hank Bradley, Cathie Whitesides, Frannie Leopold). Old-time music with influences from around the world that breaks most of the rules, plus Hank's great songs. See http://www.hankandcathie.com/balkan-kafe.html
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