KPBX Fall Folk Festival Broadcast: Free Two Hour Live Concert!


Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 11am to 1pm
Spokane Community College Lair Auditorium
1810 North Green Street, Spokane, WA 99217

Verne Windham & Carlos Alden  
KPBX hosts Verne Windham and Carlos Alden set the stage and introduce an outstanding lineup of eclectic talent at this year's live Fall Folk Festival broadcast from the Lair Auditorium on the campus of Spokane Community College. Musician Joe Brasch provides backup to our hosts' witty commentary. Come and be a part of the live studio audience for a great two-hour show featuring performances from some of the best muscians in the region.

Event Donors:

with help from the Sahlin Foundation and the Florence C. Wasmer Fund for Arts & Culture

2013 Performers include:

The Afterthoughts 2013The Afterthoughts
This "Diversified Bluegrass" group formed in 2006 to give some highly musical kids a chance to play in an adult band. Macy Morgan (age 13) plays fiddle and tenor guitar, Aaron Castilla (age 17) plays fiddle and mandolin. Jim Shamp, Dave Doud, Dave Lorang and Jeff Renfrow provide backup. Performances over the years include the Newport music festival and Camp Good Times -- the American Cancer Society’s camp for kids with cancer.


Bridges HomeBridges Home
Tami and Dave Gunter are dual lead vocalists, multi-instrumentalists and purveyors of tasty Folk, Americana, Celtic and Roots music. Their music blends a variety of styles, from high-energy Celtic to low-down Delta Blues, served up with helpings of classic American folk melodies, hauntingly beautiful ballads, original songs and finely crafted instrumental duets.They accompany their vocal harmonies with guitar, tenor ukulele, clawhammer-style banjo, octave mandolin, Celtic harp, Irish whistle, button accordion, bodhran, and stompbox.


Brown's Mountain BoysBrown’s Mountain Boys
The banjo-ringin', mando-plinkin', fiddle-sawin', bass-thumpin' sounds of old time bluegrass music comes from the hollers of Brown's Mountain. Kelly Bogan, Dan Gore, Mark Harding, and Aaron Castilla pick and sing their way down memory's back roads with banjo, dobro, mandolin, guitar, bass, and fiddle.



Dan BurtDan Burt
This multi-instrumentalist has enjoyed folk music all his life. He has been singing and playing for over fifty years. He started with the four string banjo and then the harmonica. At age eighteen he discovered the guitar. He enjoys playing in coffee shops and with friends and family. When he was younger he moved around the country North, South, East, and West but settled in Spokane where he has been for over thirty years.



Julianna & PAVAJuliana and PAVA
This vocal ensemble from Seattle performs ancient Russian polyphonic folk songs. All of the music was brought from ethnographic expeditions to remote Russian villages where they had existed for centuries, passed down through generations only by oral tradition. Some of the songs are performed a cappella, while others are accompanied by authentic folk instruments, such as the Russian hurdy-gurdy, balalaika, various wind and percussion instruments. The singers wear colorful authentic costumes that were also brought from the villages. The ensemble performs frequently at major festivals throughout Northwest and occasionally abroad – once they even performed in Baghdad, Iraq! This will be their first performance in Spokane.


Brad Keeler TrioThe Brad Keeler Trio
Brad Keeler, Linda Parman, and Jim Pittman perform "Vintage Music" -- blues, standards, bluegrass and originals. Either as a solo or with a group, Brad Keeler has appeared at events featuring luminaries of roots music such as Doc Watson and Bill Monroe. In 1999, he was awarded first place in flatpick guitar, fingerstyle guitar, slide guitar (and second place in mandolin) at the Florida Old Time Music Championships. Linda Parman has been part of the Inland Northwest music scene since the 1980s. Her musical interests span bluegrass to Old Time to Celtic and works from an enormous catalogue of jazz and swing era material. With the Trio she sings and plays guitar, and ukulele. Jim Pittman plays bass and sings with the Trio. He has worked with several bluegrass groups in the region in the past decade.


Salish School of SpokaneSalish School of Spokane
Salish, the original language of the Spokane Tribe, is being taught to children and adults in the larger Spokane area through a community grass-roots organization. Its executive director is LaRae Wiley -- musician, Sn̓ʕayckstx woman, and member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. Wiley leads students in Salish songs, including hand drum and stick game songs. They also plan to tell traditional Salish stories with interpretation into English.
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