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2011

Sunday, September 25th
The Tallboys with WB on fiddle play for a fund raiser for Polinator Pathway who are working to keep us in food by helping bees do their job. At The Corson Building, 5609 Corson Ave. S. 2-4 pm, $35 includes light food, Tallboys start the music at 4.

Thursday, September 22nd
Notatious (Phil & Vivian Williams, WB Reid & Bonnie Zahnow) play their special blend of Northwest fiddle tunes, many dating back to pioneer times, at the Lake City Contra Dance. All dances taught and beginners always welcome. Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE. 8:00pm till 11:00pm. Admission $8 (students & seniors $5, kids & first-time contradancers free). Free "dance skills" workshop at 7:30 pm.

Friday, September 16th
Notatious (Phil & Vivian Williams, WB Reid & Bonnie Zahnow) play their special blend of Northwest fiddle tunes, many dating back to pioneer times, at the Emerald City Contra Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, lower brick building, 6532 Phinney N, Seattle. 7:30 pm. Caller TBD.

Saturday, September 10th
The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, WB Reid) play for contras, etc., at the Vancouver Country Dance in BC, Canada.

August 25th to 28th
The Tallboys with WB on fiddle perform in concert and dances at the Santa Fe Bluegrass and Oldtime Festival in New Mexico, presented by the Southwest Pickers.

July 29th to August 6th
WB & Bonnie are on the staff of Lark in the Morning music camp in Mendocino, California. WB teaches guitar and leads an old-time stringband songs session. Bonnie teachers guitar and leads an old-time jam.

Friday, July 8th
The Todalo Shakers continue their CD release party with a special lunchtime outdoor concert at Ft. Worden State Park in Port Townsend, as part of the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. This highly respected but seldom seen band specializes in jug band music, blues, and rags and have played most often at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage. Eric & Suzy Thompson, Frannie Leopold, and WB Reid have been Todalo Shaking since their first CD came out in 1999, and now they've got a brand new one, "Tickled, Too" just released. Matt Weiner joins on the bowed bass.

July 3rd to 10th
WB will tutor guitar this year, and Bonnie is on the general musical support staff at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes at beautiful Fort Worden State Park. They'll both be filling in as needed in many capacities. This is the premier event in the country for total immersion in the culture and tunes of fiddle music. Faculty this year includes Bobby Hicks, Liz Carrol, and many others...check it out on the website above.

Wednesday to Monday, June 8th to 13th
************************ CANCELLED!! *************************
Sadly this camp was cancelled due to lack of sufficient enrollment.
It's hoped that Toad Camp will happen in a future year

WB Reid teaches swing guitar and fiddle rags and waltzes at The Golden Toad Music and Dance Camp in Occidental, California.

Friday, July 1st
The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie, Laurie, and WB) are joined on the fiddle by the inimitable David Kaynor for a dance called by Jay Finklestein at the Emerald City Contra Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, Lower Brick Building, 6532 Phinney N. in Seattle. 7:30 to 10 pm with a beginners' workshop at 7:00. $8 ($7 for SFS and PNA members, $5 for students, under 16-free.

Tuesday, June 28th
A special night for WB Reid who will present a rare solo set of guitar music--ragtime, country blues, and original tunes--followed by duet collaborations with Mark Graham (ancient jazz from the world's only clarinet and banjo-guitar duo) and Bonnie Zahnow (married couple parlor music). All part of the 4th Tuesday Folk Club concert series at the Garden House on Beacon Hill, 2336 15th S. Doors open at 7, $5 (kids free). Presented by Rockit Space. www.rockitspace.org

Monday, June 27th
Tallboys at the Tractor with Lucas Hicks calling. 8-11 at the Tractor Tavern on Ballard Ave. in Ballard. $6, 21+ See The Tallboys Website

Friday, June 24th
Big night at Slim's Last Chance with music by The Tallboys, Water Tower Bucket Boys & The Blackberry Bushes. 9-midnight at 5606 1st Ave S.

Thursday, June 16th
The Todalo Shakers continue their CD release party at at the Lagunitas Brewing Company's TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary in Petaluma, California 4:30 to around 7:30 pm. They'll be Shaking in the lovely and roomy outdoor space, with excellent food and plenty of beer, all ages are welcome. Admission is FREE (we hope you'll contribute to the tip jar!) so come celebrate the release of our new CD, "Tickled, Too" with some supper and brewskis. Address is 1280 No. McDowell Blvd. Petaluma, CA, 94954. It's kind of hidden away behind these large industrial looking buildings but is worth finding. Please note the early start time of 4:30 pm.

Wednesday, June 15th
The Todalo Shakers begin their CD release party with a concert at The Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California. This highly respected but seldom seen band specializes in jug band music, blues, and rags and have played most often at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage. Eric & Suzy Thompson, Frannie Leopold, and WB Reid have been Todalo Shaking since their first CD came out in 1999, and now they've got a brand new one, "Tickled, Too" just released. Matt Weiner, who plays on the CD, joins in on the bowed bass.

Monday, June 13th
The Tallboys Tractor Dance with Paul Silveria calling. WB will be in California, but Joe Fulton's in town and it's highly likely he'll be fiddling for this dance. 8-11 at the Tractor Tavern on Ballard Ave. in Ballard. $6, 21+ See The Tallboys Website

Friday, June 3rd
WB sits in for the late Warren Argo in Mac's Quackers featuring Frank Blade and Bob McQuillen at the Emerald City Contra Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, Lower Brick Building, 6532 Phinney N. in Seattle. 7:30 to 10 pm with a beginners' workshop at 7:00. $8 ($7 for SFS and PNA members, $5 for students, under 16-free. Caller TBD

Thursday, June 2nd
Ken Gall of Indianapolis calls to the music of Bob McQuillen and The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, & WB) at the Lake City Contra Dance. All dances taught and beginners always welcome. Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE. 8:00pm till 11:00pm. Admission $8 (students & seniors $5, kids & first-time contradancers free). Free "dance skills" workshop at 7:30 pm.

Friday, May 27th to Monday, May 30th
NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL!!
A legendary annual event at Seattle Center featuring hundreds of great musicians from the greater Northwest. Here's what we'll be doing at Folklife:



Friday, May 27th
The Tallboys play for a private wedding

Monday, May 23rd
WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+ Caller TBD

Thursday, May 19th
WB fiddles with The Tallboys for an Urban Square Dance at the Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, Second Floor, 8:30 - 11:00 pm, $7. Caller TBD

Monday, May 9th
WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+ Caller TBD

Monday, April 25th
WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+ Caller TBD

Thursday, April 21st
Evie Laden calls while WB fiddles with The Tallboys for an Urban Square Dance at the Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, Second Floor, 8:30 - 11:00 pm, $7. Caller TBD

Monday, April 18th
WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+ Caller TBD

Saturday, April 2nd
The Rhythm Rollers (WB, Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres) play a contra dance on Lopez Island.

Monday, March 28th
WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+ Caller TBD

Thursday, March 24th
Sandy Strand calls to the music of The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, & WB) at the Lake City Contra Dance. All dances taught and beginners always welcome. Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE. 8:00pm till 11:00pm. Admission $8 (students & seniors $5, kids & first-time contradancers free). Free "dance skills" workshop at 7:30 pm.

Saturday, March 19th
Laura Me calls while The Rhythm Rollers make the music for the Seattle Rainbow Gender-Free Contra Dance at the Oddfellows Hall, 1706 Market St. in Ballard. 7:30-10, $8.

Thursday, March 17th
WB fiddles with The Tallboys for an Urban Square Dance at the Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, Second Floor, 8:30 - 11:00 pm, $7. Caller TBD

Monday, March 14th
Paul Silveria calls while WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Saturday, March 5th
Suzanne Girardot calls while The Tallboys make the music for the Seattle Rainbow Gender-Free Contra Dance at the Oddfellows Hall, 1706 Market St. in Ballard. 7:30-10, $8.

Monday, February 28th
Will Mentor calls while WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Thursday, February 17th
WB fiddles with The Tallboys for an Urban Square Dance at the Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, Second Floor, 8:30 - 11:00 pm, $7. Caller TBD

Monday, February 14th
T-Claw calls while WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Sunday, February 13th
WB & Bonnie lead the band and Luther Black organizes the callers at Gift of Grace Lutheran Church, 2102 N. 40th St. in Wallingford. Potluck--5 pm, Dancing at 6. $5 ($10 for families). More Info

Saturday, February 12th
WB fiddles with the Tallboys for Hands On -- A Community Skills Fair, Square Dance, and Potluck organized by Sustainable NE Seattle. At the Meadowbrook Community Center, 35th Ave. NE & NE 105th. An all day event with the dance from 7 to 9, approx.

Sunday, February 6th
WB leads the 1st Sunday Old Time Open Jam at Full Tilt Ice Cream & Beer Parlor, 5041 Rainier Ave. S. in Columbia City ALL AGES welcome, free. At 6:30 there will be a short set of music, followed by open jamming until 9:00 led by WB Reid. This is a very fun community event where you can even get a beer float if you're so inclined.

Saturday, February 5th
Mike Richardson calls while WB & Bonnie make the music for the Seattle Rainbow Gender-Free Contra Dance at the Oddfellows Hall, 1706 Market St. in Ballard. 7:30-10, $8.

Friday, January 28th
Tunes From The Heart, For The Heart An all ages party to celebrate Elena Delisle-Perry's successful new heart valve and help her and her family with expenses. 6 pm to midnight
--Musical performances by WB & Bonnie, The Canote Brothers, and some surprises, including some of Elena's young students.
--Quebecois square dancing called by Suzanne Girardot to the music of La Famille Leger
--Old-time squares called by Tony Mates to the music of the Tallboys.
--Homemade pots-o-food and bread, BYOB (alcohol ok).
--Raffle/auction of cool stuff.
--Hallway jamming anytime.
At the old Crown Hill School, 9250 14th NW in Seattle. Suggested donation Adults--$10, kids--$5, family max $25. Excessive donations encouraged. RSVP (helpful, not required) to charmaineslaven@gmail.com
--Raffle donations welcome, contact brianpeterka@gmail.com
DONATIONS CAN ALSO BE MADE VIA PAYPAL TO elenadelisle@gmail.com
Click Here For More Information

Sunday, January 23rd
WB & Bonnie play for a preschool fundraiser (private event)

Thursday, January 20th
T-Claw calls while WB fiddles with Tallboys for an Urban Square Dance at the Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, Second Floor, 8:30 - 11:00 pm, $7.

Friday, January 14th
WB fiddles with Tallboys while Bill Martin calls the dances at the post concert square dance. All part of the fabulous Portland Old Time Music Gathering taking place at The Scottish Rite Center, 1512 SW Morrison in Portland, OR.

Thurdsay, January 13th
WB & Bonnie lead a playing and singing old-time music jam at The Muddy Rudder Pub, SE 7th & Tacoma, 503-233-4410. FREE - 21+ This is one of the kickoff events for the Portland Old Time Music Gathering

Monday, January 10th
Tim Jenkins calls while WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Thursday, January 6th
Karen Iglitzin, Dave Bartley, and WB Reid play fine tunes for contras at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE 8 to 11 pm with a dance lesson at 7:30. Caller TBD

2010

Thurdsay, December 30th
Deb Kirkland and WB Reid play fine tunes for a nearly New Years dance at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE 8 to 11 pm with a dance lesson at 7:30. Caller TBD

Monday, December 27th
WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+
Caller TBD

Monday, December 13th
WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+
Caller TBD

Thursday, December 9th
WB fiddles with Tallboys for an Urban Square Dance at the Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, Second Floor, 8:30 - 11:00 pm, $7. Caller TBD.

Sunday, December 5th
Old-Time jam session at Full Tilt Ice Cream Parlor at 5041 Rainier Ave. S. in Columbia City. Bring your fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo (etc)and join in. WB & Bonnie will play at 6:30 while we get ice cream and/or beer and listen. The jam begins at 7:00 and probably goes until 9:00.


WB & BONNIE'S EAST COAST TOUR 2010:

Saturday, November 13th
WB & Bonnie are honored to participate in A Gathering and Fish Fry Celebrating Fiddler Charlie Stripling of The Stripling Brothers in Belk, Alabama near the brothers' home town of Kennedy. WB & Bonnie accompanied Charlie's son, Lee Stripling for many years until his death in 2009.

Saturday, November 20th
Steve Holland calls to the music of WB & Bonnie at the Swingin' Tern Contra Dance at The First Presbyterian Church, 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover, New Jersey. 8 pm.

Monday, November 22nd
WB & Bonnie are joined by the great Luke Faust for a set of music at Banjo Jim's in Manhattan. Stay tuned for the time of our set and the other folks on the bill.

Wednesday, November 24th
Bob Isaacs calls to the music of WB Reid & Bonnie Zahnow at the Princeton Country Dance 8 to 10:30 pm. at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street in Princeton.



WE'RE BACK!

Monday, November 8th
WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+
Caller TBD

Friday-Sunday, November 5-7
WB will be teaching and assisting with workshops at Dare To Be Square-West, a weekend of classes, workshops, dances, and parties aimed at promoting square dancing. Learn to call, learn to play, learn to dance, or all three.

Saturday, October 30th
Private party with the Tallboys

Friday, October 29th
Special Halloween Dance featuring The Tallboys with WB on fiddle. At the Community Fitness Center, 6108 Roosevelt Way NE. 8-10 pm

Monday, October 25th
WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+
Caller TBD

Thursday, October 21st
WB fiddles with Tallboys for an Urban Square Dance at the Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, Second Floor, 8:30 - 11:00 pm, $7

Sunday, October 17th
The 2010 Cornucopia Harvest Ball -- A richly elegant evening of Music, Dance and Culinary Delights. Music by a grand combination of KGB and Joker's Wild (Julie King, Dave Bartley, Claude Ginsburg, Deb Kirkland and WB Reid). 5-9 pm at The Women's University Club, 1105 6th Avenue in Seattle. Glorious Waltzing, Swing, Tango, Polka, and One Step. Sponsored by Dance for Joy! and the Seattle Parks Department.

Friday, October 15th
WB & Bonnie play for a private square dance event.

Monday, October 11th
Suzanne Girardot calls and WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Saturday, October 9th
Suzanne Girardot calls to the music of The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, WB Reid) at the Portland Contra Dance, Fulton Community Center, 68 SW Miles Street in Portland. Beginner's session: 7:30–8:00pm, Dance: 8:00–11:00pm

Thursday, October 7th
Omar in a house concert at Bruce & Bonnie's near Columbia City. 7:30 pm.

Sunday, October 3rd
Old-Time jam session at Full Tilt Ice Cream Parlor at 5041 Rainier Ave. S. in Columbia City. Bring your fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo (etc)and join in. The Beach Three trio will play at 6:30 while we get ice cream and/or beer and listen. The jam begins at 7:00 and probably goes until 9:00.

Thurdsay, September 30th
Warren Argo calls to the music of The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, WB Reid) at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE 8 to 11 pm with a dance lesson at 7:30.

Saturday, September 25th
WB plays with Cathie Whitesides and Laurie Andres in Armonikos at Georgia's Greek Restaurant
323 NW 85th in Greenwood. All ages welcome, no cover. Reservations available (call 783-1228), and the music plays virtually non-stop from 8 to at least 11 pm

Saturday, September 25th
WB fiddles for a dance with the Tallboys with Lucas Hicks calling for the Grand Opening of Lake Union Park. Music and entertainment all day from 7 to 7.

Tuesday, September 21st
WB & Bonnie play cowboy songs for the Exeter House retirement community, 4:45 to 6:30.

Saturday, September 18th
The Tallboys (with WB on fiddle and Bonnie subbing on guitar) play for Sno-Valley Tilth's PIG ROAST & COUNTRY AUCTION. This is a fund raiser for this fine organization and includes hay rides, farm games, and greased pole (whatever that is!!), plus live and silent auctions. $20/person, kids FREE. Tickets and info at Sno-Valley Tilth's website.

Saturday, September 18th
The Tallboys (with WB on fiddle and Bonnie subbing on guitar) play for Sno-Valley Tilth's PIG ROAST & COUNTRY AUCTION. This is a fund raiser for this fine organization and includes hay rides, farm games, and greased pole (whatever that is!!), plus live and silent auctions. $20/person, kids FREE. Tickets and info at Sno-Valley Tilth's website.

Thursday, September 16th
WB & Bonnie play for lunchtime at the Southeast Senior Center, 11-1

Monday, September 13th
Lucas Hicks calls and WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Sunday, September 5th Bonnie hosts the inaugural old-time jam at Full Tilt Ice Cream and Beer parlor in Columbia City.

Sunday, September 5th WB fiddles with the Tallboys for a private wedding

Friday, September 3rd
WB & Bonnie perform for the Juanita Bay Farmers' Market, 3-5 pm

Saturday, August 28th
WB & Bonnie join Jere Canote to provide musical accompaniment while students make prints at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle

Tuesday, August 24th
The Tallboys with WB on fiddle play for the subscribers' party at Jubilee Farm near Fall City.

Monday, August 23rd
Caller TBD, and WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Friday, August 20th
Jokers Wild (WB Reid, Dave Bartley, Deb Kirkland) play at the Emerald City Contra Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, Lower Brick Building, 6532 Phinney N. in Seattle. 7:30 to 10 pm with a beginners' workshop at 7:00. $8 ($7 for SFS and PNA members, $5 for students, under 16-free. Caller TBD

Thursday, July 19th
Jokers Wild (Deb Kirkland, Dave Bartley, WB Reid) play for an evening of waltzes, swing, and more as part of the Dancing til Dusk series held in Freeway Park, downtown Seattle. 7-9 pm with a dance lesson from 6-7 pm. Free!!

July 30 to August 7th
WB & Bonnie are on the staff of Lark in the Morning music camp in Mendocino, California.

Monday, July 12th
Brian DeMarcus from Alaska calls and WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

July 3rd to 10th
WB & Bonnie are on the general musical support staff at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes at beautiful Fort Worden State Park. They'll be filling in as needed in many capacities.

Friday, July 2nd
WB fiddles with Tallboys for Seattle International Beerfest at the Mural Ampitheatre at Seattle center. Lots of music all day with the Tallboys set 3:15 to 4:30 pm.

Monday, June 28th
Fred Park from Asheville, NC calls and WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Thursday, June 17th
Caller TBD...WB fiddles for the Tallboys for an Urban Square Dance at the Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, Second Floor, 8:30 - 11:00 pm, $7

Monday, June 14th
Bill Martin from Portland calls and WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Friday, June 11th
WB & Bonnie play at the Bookworm Exchange as part of the Columbia City Beatwalk. Songs and tunes from Appalacia, Mississippi, Mexico, and more, with fiddle, banjo, and guitar. $7 gets you into eight venues with great music from 7-11 pm. 4860 Rainier Avenue S.

Friday, May 28th to Monday, May 31
NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL!!
A legendary annual event at Seattle Center featuring hundreds of great musicians from the greater Northwest. Here's what we'll be doing at Folklife:

Friday, May 28th:
9:00 pm -- The Tallboys Square Dance with Tony Mates calling -- Center House Court

Saturday, May 29th:
11:20 am (approx) -- Backing up Missouri fiddler John White at the Fiddlers Showcase -- Charlotte Martin Theatre
12:50 pm -- WB sits in with harpist Laurie Riley -- Alki Stage
6:00 pm -- Bonnie joins the Fab Girls with Luther Black calling -- Roadhouse
9:00 pm -- The Rhythm Rollers with Bob McQuillen on piano and Charlie Fenton calling -- Roadhouse

Sunday, May 30th:
11:00 am -- WB & Bonnie play for a family dance with Sherry Nevins calling -- Center House Court
4:55 pm -- WB & Bonnie in concert! -- Northwest Court Stage



Thursday, May 27th
The Tallboys on KBCS radio at 1 pm. 91.3 FM or live streaming at KBCS Radio

Monday, May 24th
Will Mentor from Vermont calls and WB fiddles for the Tallboys for the twice monthly (2nd and 4th) Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Friday, May 21 to Sunday, May 23
WB Reid sits in with The Privy Tippers at May Madness in Prescott, Arizona. WB will be substituting for the injured Craig Tinney at this fine dance weekend.

Saturday, April 3rd
The Rhythm Rollers (WB, Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres) play a rare contra dance on Lopez Island.

Thursday, March 25th
Caroline Oakley from Portland calls and WB is the "guest fiddler" for the Tallboys for an Urban Square Dance at the Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, Second Floor, 8:30 - 11:00 pm, $7

Monday, March 22nd
Steph Noll from Portland calls and WB is the "guest fiddler" for the Tallboys for the twice monthly Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Wednesday, March 17th
The Tallboys at a special St. Patrick's Day celebration at Conor Byrne Pub in Ballard.

Tuesday, March 16th
The Todalo Shakers (see above) in concert at the Roeder HOme at 2600 Sunset Drive in Bellingham, 7:30 pm, $8-12 sliding scale. See The Roeder Home Website for more info.

Thursday, March 11th
The Todalo Shakers make their first ever northwest appearance at a house concert at Bruce & Bonnie's near Columbia City. This highly respected but seldom seen band specializes in jug band music, blues, and rags and have played most often at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage. Eric & Suzy Thompson, Frannie Leopold, and WB Reid have been Todalo Shaking since their first CD came out in 1999, and they're gathering in Seattle to make a new recording. This concert will feature many brand new songs for the project, and we're pleased to have Matt Weiner on bass for this event. 7:30 pm, $12 suggested donation, kids half. For reservations and more info, contact us@wbandbonnie.com or 206-723-7684.

Monday, March 8th
Kathy Anderson from Dayton, Ohio calls and WB is the "guest fiddler" for the Tallboys for the twice monthly Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Thurdsay, December 31st
BIG NEW YEARS EVE DANCE!!! with Eric Anderson & Alan Roberts, and The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, WB Reid); Jennifer Youngman & (TBA) callers 7:30 pm - 1:00 am $15 (students & seniors $12) delightful couple dancing interspersed with exciting contra sets! At the Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE

Friday-Sunday, December 11-13
WB is the "guest fiddler" for the Tallboys for Dare To Be Square-West, a weekend of classes, workshops, dances, and parties aimed at promoting square dancing. Learn to call, learn to play, learn to dance, or all three. Big Fun with nationally acclaimed caller Bob Dalsemer and local favorite callers like Tony Mates, with music by the Tallboys and The Small Wonder Stringband (Sandy Bradley, Greg & Jere Canote).

Saturday, November 28th
Jokers Wild (WB Reid, Dave Bartley, Deb Kirkland) play an evening of waltzes and other couple dances for Dance For Joy at Sonny Newman's Dance Hall, 201 N. 85th St. in Greenwood (just west of Greenwood AVe.). Workshop 7:30 to 8:30, Dance 8:30 to 11 pm. $15

Friday, November 6th
Jokers Wild (WB Reid, Dave Bartley, Deb Kirkland) play at the Emerald City Contra Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, Lower Brick Building, 6532 Phinney N. in Seattle. 7:30 to 10 pm with a beginners' workshop at 7:00. $8 ($7 for SFS and PNA members, $5 for students, under 16-free.

Monday, October 26th
WB is the "guest fiddler" for the Tallboys for the twice monthly Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Friday, October 23rd
WB is the "guest fiddler" for the Tallboys for "Late Night in the Market" on the Market Stage at Crossroads Mall, NE 8th & 156th Ave. NE in Bellevue, 7:30 to 10:00 pm, free, all ages

Thursday, October 22nd
WB is the "guest fiddler" for the Tallboys for an Urban Square Dance at the Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, Second Floor, 8:30 - 11:00 pm, $7

Friday, October 16th
Susan Burke, WB Reid, and Mark Minkler play for the calling of Keith Tuxhorn at the Emerald City Contra Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, Lower Brick Building, 6532 Phinney N. in Seattle. 7:30 to 10 pm with a beginners' workshop at 7:00. $8 ($7 for SFS and PNA members, $5 for students, under 16-free.

Thursday, October 15th
The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, WB Reid) play at the Lake City Farmers' Market next to the Library at NE 125th and 28th Ave NE. 4-6 pm.

Wednesday, October 14th
WB & Bonnie play at the Columbia City Farmers' Market, 4801 Rainier Ave South (at South Edmunds) in the heart of Columbia City. 4-6 pm.

Saturday, October 10th
The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, WB Reid) play for the calling of Tony Mates at the Olympia Contra Dance at the South Bay Grange, 3918 Sleater-Kinney Rd. NE in Olympia. 8-11 pm, beginners' workshop at 7:30, $8

Saturday, October 10th
Bonnie leads an old-time jam at Dusty Strings, 4-5:45. No cover, but dontations encouraged.

Monday, October 5th
WB is the "guest fiddler" for the Tallboys for the twice monthly Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Sunday, October 4th
WB & Bonnie play at the Broadway Farmers' Market, 10th Ave E and E Thomas on Capitol Hill, Noon to 2.

Friday, October 2nd
The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, WB Reid) play for the calling of Karlyn Beer at the Emerald City Contra Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, Lower Brick Building, 6532 Phinney N. in Seattle. 7:30 to 10 pm with a beginners' workshop at 7:00. $8 ($7 for SFS and PNA members, $5 for students, under 16-free.

Monday, September 28th
WB is the "guest fiddler" for the Tallboys for the twice monthly Tractor Tavern Square Dance, 8 pm, $5, 21+

Saturday, September 26th
Jokers Wild (WB Reid, Dave Bartley, Deb Kirkland) play an evening of waltzes and other couple dances for Dance For Joy at Sonny Newman's Dance Hall, 201 N. 85th St. in Greenwood (just west of Greenwood AVe.). Workshop 7:30 to 8:30, Dance 8:30 to 11 pm. $15

Saturday, September 26th
WB & Bonnie play at the University District Farmers' Market, corner of University and NE 50th St., 10 am to noon.


Thursday, September 24th
WB is the "guest fiddler" for the Tallboys for an Urban Square Dance at the Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, Second Floor, 8:30 - 11:00 pm, $7

August 28th to 30th
WB & Bonnie perform at the Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Saturday, August 22nd
WB & Bonnie play for the Santa Fe Contra Dance in Santa Fe, NM.

July 31st to August 8th
WB & Bonnie are on the staff of Lark in the Morning music camp in Mendocino, California.

Sunday, July 19th
WB & Bonnie play for the Sacramento Contra Dance

Saturday, July 25th
WB & Bonnie play for the Santa Barbara Contra Dance at the famous Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E. Carrillo St., with calling by the fabulous Susan Michaels.

July 10th to July 17th
WB & Bonnie are on the staff of the Sierra Music and Arts Institute near Fresno, California.

June 28th to July 5th
WB & Bonnie are on the general musical support staff at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes at beautiful Fort Worden State Park. They'll be filling in as needed in many capacities, and WB will assist Jose Moreno and Chuy Castillo from Brownsville on the gitaron.

Saturday, June 27th
Jokers Wild (WB Reid, Dave Bartley, Deb Kirkland) play an evening of waltzes and other couple dances for Dance For Joy at Sonny Newman's Dance Hall, 201 N. 85th St. in Greenwood (just west of Greenwood AVe.). Workshop 7:30 to 8:30, Dance 8:30 to 11 pm. $15

Friday, June 12th
WB & Bonnie help celebrate the CD release from our pals "Squirrel Butter" at Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave NW. 8 pm. Info: 784-3640.

Friday, June 5th
WB & Bonnie play at the Bookworm Exchange as part of the Columbia City Beatwalk. Songs and tunes from Appalacia, Mississippi, Mexico, and more, with fiddle, banjo, and guitar. $5 gets you into eight venues with great music from 7-11 pm. 4860 Rainier Avenue S. See also www.columbiacitybeatwalk.org

Thursday, May 28th
The Rhythm Rollers at The Lake City Contra Dance at Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE, 8:00pm till 11:00pm

Saturday, May 16th
The Rhythm Rollers (Bob McQuillen--piano, Cathie Whitesides--fiddle, Laurie Andres--accordion, WB Reid--banjo-guitar, guitar, fiddle) play at the Tacoma Contra Dance, playing classic Quebecois music for the calling of Warren Argo.

Thursday, May 14th
Jokers Wild (Deb Kirkland, Dave Bartley, WB Reid) play for the calling of Elinor Preston at The Lake City Contra Dance at Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE, 8:00pm till 11:00pm

Tuesday, April 12th
The Haints (Erynn Marshall, Jason Romero, Pharis Romero) from British Columbia and Arcata, California, perform in a house concert at Bruce & Bonnie's. 7:30 pm, $12 suggested donation (kids half). For reservations, directions, and more info, contact us by e-mail or at 206-723-7684.

Thursday, April 16th
The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, WB Reid) play for the energetic calling of Warren Argo at The Lake City Contra Dance at Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE, 8:00pm till 11:00pm

Sunday, April 5th
WB Reid & Bonnie Zahnow will each present two workshops at Dusty Strings. WB's guitar workshops and Bonnie's fiddle workshops will be coordinated, and we'll join the two classes for the last few minutes to play the tunes together

Mississippi Sheiks Style Blues Fiddle & Guitar--12:15 - 2:15 pm
This highly influential fiddle/guitar duo recorded over 80 songs during the early 1930s, many with unique structures and chord progressions. Bonnie will teach the fiddle solos and WB the guitar backup, then we'll join the classes together.
Old Time Fiddle Rags From Doc Roberts & Asa Martin--2:45 - 4:45 pm
This Kentucky duo recorded in the late 1920s in a bluesy, old-time style. Bonnie will teach one or two of Doc's great fiddle rags while WB teaches the unique guitar backup--chords and bass runs. Then we'll join the classes together for some fun.

Cost is $35 for each or $60 for both workshops. For registration and more information, see Dusty Strings, or e-mail WB & Bonnie or call at 206-723-7684

Friday, April 3rd
Fiddler extraordinaire and maven of Hokum Ron Cole's in town, so we're having a show featuring Ron along with WB & Bonnie and, on clarinet, the fabulous Mark Graham. Ron and WB are bandmates in The Carolina Jug Stompers. 9-12 at The 9 lb Hammer, a great neighborhood bar at 6009 Airport Way S. in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. Jugband songs, ragtime tunes, proto jazz, and more. No cover, 21+

Thursday, April 2nd
La Pointe du Jour--"The Dawning of the Day"--(Devon Leger, Sue Truman, WB Reid) plays classic Quebecois fiddle music to the tag team calling of Tom & Amy Wimmer at The Lake City Contra Dance at Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE, 8:00pm till 11:00pm

Sunday, March 29th
The Balkan Kafe Orchestra (BKO) celebrates the release of their new CD, "Moon Over Mendocino" in a house concert at Bruce & Bonnie's. 7:30 pm, $12 suggested donation (kids half). For reservations, directions, and more info, contact us by e-mail or at 206-723-7684.

Thursday, March 26th
Cowboy fiddler and master larietist Pop Wagner performs in a house concert at Bruce & Bonnie's. 7:30 pm, $12 suggested donation (kids half). For reservations, directions, and more info, contact us by e-mail or at 206-723-7684.

Saturday, March 21st
La Pointe du Jour--"The Dawning of the Day"--(Devon Leger, Sue Truman, WB Reid) makes its debut at the Tacoma Contra Dance, playing classic Quebecois music for the calling of Mike Richardson.

Thursday, March 19th
The Brainstormers (Tom Sauber, Mark Graham, Patrick Sauber) perform in a house concert at Bruce & Bonnie's. 7:30 pm, $12 suggested donation (kids half). For reservations, directions, and more info, contact us by e-mail or at 206-723-7684.

Thursday, March 19th
The Todalo Shakers (Eric & Suzy Thompson, Frannie Leopold, WB Reid, Steven Strauss) celebrate their 10th anniversary with a show at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley.

March 13th to 15th
The Rhythm Rollers (Laurie Andres--accordion, Cathie Whitesides--fiddle, Bob McQuillen--piano, WB Reid--banjo-guitar, guitar, fiddle) play for the Bay Area Country Dance Society Spring Weekend at Monte Toyon Camp in Aptos in the Santa Cruz Mountains. A great dance weekend in a beautiful setting.

Saturday, February 28th
Jokers Wild (Deb Kirkland, WB Reid, Dave Bartley) play for an evening of waltzes, swing, and other couples dances at Sonny Newman's dance hall in Greenwood.

Friday, February 27th
WB & Bonnie play for the calling of Sherry Nevins at a school fundraiser party (private event).

Friday, February 20th
WB & Bonnie play for the calling of Moreen Collier at the Vancouver Country Dance in BC, Canada.

Thursday, February 19th
Notatious (Phil & Vivian Williams, WB Reid & Bonnie Zahnow) play great tunes from the Northwest and many other places to the calling of Barb Kirchner at the Lake City Contra Dance.

Friday, February 13th
The Rhythm Rollers (Laurie, Cathie, WB) play for an evening of waltzes and other couples dances at Sonny Newman's Dance Hall in Greenwood.

Sunday, February 8th
WB & Bonnie play for a school dance (private event)

Sunday, February 7th
The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie, Laurie, WB) play for a private kids' birthday party, with caller Sherry Nevins.



2008

November 20th to 30th
The Carolina Jug Stompers - "Out on a Limb Tour"
WB Reid with his back east pals Ron Cole, Luke Faust, and Randy Johnson tour the eastern seaboard with the music from their CD "Rooster on a Limb" -- Classic jugband, blues, rags -- great singing and playing on the fiddle, banjo-guitar, mandolin, and jug. For more info see our website

Thursday, November 20th -- 9 to 10 pm
Banjo Jim's -- 700 E. 9th St. New York City - No cover, 1 drink per set minimum, $5 suggested minimum donation per set. Other fine groups before and after the Stompers. Info: 212-777-0869

Friday, November 21st -- 8 pm
Monroe Street Movement Space -- 720 Monroe Street, Room C-504, Hoboken, NJ -- $10 Info: 201-222-8033

Saturday, November 22nd -- 7 pm
Chester County Historical Society -- 225 N. High St., West Chester, PA. -- $12 Reservations: 610-692-4800

Sunday, November 23rd -- 7:30 pm
House Concert at the home of Susan Sterngold & Mike Resnick -- Suffern, NY -- $15 -- Directions, info, reservations: banjolady.susan@verizon.net

Friday, November 28th -- 9 pm
Rye (formerly Irene's) -- 279 Broadway (at 12th St. and Broadway), Bayonne, NJ. Info: (201) 443-8417

Saturday, November 29th -- 8 pm
Concert at Clare's House in the Friendship Heights neighborhood of NW Washington, DC. -- $15, directions, info, reservations: 202-362-8016


More about The Carolina Jug Stompers
The Carolina Jug Stompers bring high level musicianship to a branch of roots music vital to the development of jazz, rock and roll, pop, and folk. The jugbands of the 1920s were among the first jazz musicians, and their surviving recordings were a major influence on musicians such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and The Lovin' Spoonful. Now this all-star quartet, launched by the critically acclaimed CD "Rooster On A Limb," present a feast of classic jug band songs on topics from gin to chickens, spiced with rare ragtime pieces and more modern jazz tunes retro-arranged into an earlier form. Fine singers all, they offer a rich blend of vocal harmonies backed by improvised acoustic instrumental work. And they love the music and making it together, making for an infectious energy and all around good time wherever they perform. Luke Faust, wizard of the mysterious art of jug blowing, has been a musician's musician around New York City for decades, playing with The Holy Modal Rounders among other groups and in the legendary 60s Greenwich Village folk scene. Ron Cole, called "the maven of Hokum", plays a slippery fiddle style steeped in his vast collection of rare 78 rpm records. Known for his mastery of all strings old-timey, Randy Johnson, defines versatility while setting the standard for the band on both vocals and instrumentals. WB Reid, of The Todalo Shakers and The Bing Bang Boys, adds his unparalleled driving touch on the banjo-guitar, a largely forgotten instrument once played by Papa Charlie Jackson and Django Reinhart.

Friday, October 24th
Ray Bierl, WB Reid, & Bonnie Zahnow will play tunes and songs from a wide range of genres for the calling of Tony Mates at Emerald City Contra Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, lower brick building, 6532 Phinney N, Seattle. 7:30 pm.
See Ray's website.

Thursday, October 23rd
Ray Bierl, WB Reid, & Bonnie Zahnow will play tunes and songs from a wide range of genres for the calling of Sherry Nevins at The Lake City Contra Dance at Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE, 8:00pm till 11:00pm
See Ray's website.

Tuesday, October 21st
Ray Bierl House Concert at our place near Columbia City. For information, reservations, and directions, contact us. Ray's a great singer, fiddler, and "guitar man" who's just put out a fine album. He's also known as a member of The Hillbillies From Mars. Check out Ray's website.

Friday, October 17th
WB & Bonnie play at the Muddy Rudder Pub, 8195 SE 7th Ave., Portland, OR. Special Guest: Lauren Sheehan. 8:30-11:00 pm, no cover, tips welcome.

Wednesday, October 15th
WB & Bonnie make appropriate farmin' music at our local Columbia City Farmers' Market, 4801 Rainier Ave South (at South Edmunds), 4 to 6 pm. Free

Sunday, October 12th
WB plays for a private fundraiser dance called by Laura Me Smith

Sunday, October 5th
WB & Bonnie entertain shoppers and passersby at the West Seattle Farmers' Market, California Ave. SW at SW Alaska, 10 am to Noon, Free

Friday, October 10th
WB & Bonnie play at Astoria Coffeehouse in Astoria, Oregon -- 7 to 10 pm

Saturday, October 4th
WB plays with Laurie Andres for a private function--family dance school fundraiser.

Friday, October 3rd
WB Reid & Deb Kirkland play for the Emerald City Contra Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, lower brick building, 6532 Phinney N, Seattle. 7:30 pm. Caller TBD

Friday, September 26th
WB plays with Cathie Whitesides and Laurie Andres in Armonikos at Georgia's Greek Restaurant
323 NW 85th in Greenwood. All ages welcome, no cover. Reservations available (call 783-1228), and the music plays virtually non-stop from 8 to at least 11 pm

Thursday, September 25th
The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides--fiddle, Laurie Andres--accordion, WB Reid--guitar, banjo-guitar, fiddle) play driving traditional New England music for the calling of Barb Kirchner at The Lake City Contra Dance at Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE, 8:00pm till 11:00pm

September 12-14
The Rhythm Rollers join with Seattle's KGB and callers Kathy Anderson and Erik Weberg at the 25th Annual Bear Hug Mountain Festival Contra Dance Camp, Flathead Lake, near Rollins, Montana

Saturday, August 23rd
WB teaches two beginning old-time claw-hammer banjo workshops at Dusty Strings Music Shop on the corner of N 34th Street and Fremont Avenue N in downtown Freemont. $35 for each workshop or $60 for both. For specific class information or questions, contact WB by e-mail or phone at 206-723-7684.

August 1-9
WB & Bonnie are on the staff of Lark in the Morning music camp in Mendocino, California.

Friday, July 25th
WB & Bonnie are joined with our pal, Kathrine Gardiner from Half Moon Bay to play for the San Francisco Contra Dance at St. Paul's Church, 43rd Avenue at Judah Street. Charlie Fenton is our esteemed caller. 8 pm with a free dance lesson at 7:30.

Thursday, August 24th
WB joins in with The Todalo Shakers in a house concert at Daniel Steinberg's house in Mountain View, California. Reservations required, contact Daniel

Sunday, July 20th
WB & Bonnie play for the 3rd Sunday contra dance in Santa Cruz, California, with Lynn Ackerson calling. 7 to 10 pm at the Veterans' Memorial Building, 846 Front St, Santa Cruz.

June 29th to July 6th
WB & Bonnie are accompanying Lee Stripling on the faculty at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes at beautiful Fort Worden State Park. They'll be leading workshops, band labs, and performing in at least two concerts and a dance.

Friday, June 13th
The Rhythm Rollers Cathie Whitesides--fiddle, Laurie Andres--accordion, WB Reid--guitar) play for Waltz Night at Sonny Newman's Dance Hall, 201 N. 85th St. in Greenwood (Seattle).

Wednesday, June 11th
WB & Bonnie play at the Columbia City Farmers' Market, 4801 Rainier Ave South (at South Edmunds), 4 to 6 pm.

Monday, June 9th
Bonnie will teach a tune as the guest fiddler for the Tune-A-Week program run by Fiddle Bits Academy. At Hammond Ashley Violins, 320 Third Ave NE, Issaquah, WA 98027, 425.392.3963. Tune learning session is 6:45 to 8:00 pm, followed by an open jam session with the instructors and students. $20 per person.

Friday, June 6th
WB & Bonnie play at the Bookworm Exchange as part of the Columbia City Beatwalk. Songs and tunes from Appalacia, Mississippi, Mexico, and more, with fiddle, banjo, and guitar. $5 gets you into eight venues with great music from 7-11 pm. 4860 Rainier Avenue S. See also www.columbiacitybeatwalk.org

Saturday, May 31st
WB Reid will present two guitar workshops at Dusty Strings:

Mississippi Sheiks Style Blues Guitar--10:30 am to 12:30 pm
This highly influential fiddle/guitar duo recorded over 80 songs during the early 1930s, many with unique structures and chord progressions. Learn the bass runs and chords of the great guitarist Walter Vincson and come away with a couple of songs and tools to learn many more. Both flatpickers and fingerpickers will find this workshop a good fit. Tablature and lyrics provided.
Introduction to Swing Guitar--1:30-3:30 pm
Already play guitar and yearning to join in the swing jams? Learn to play a swing tune in minutes, using chords you already know. Then discover the chords that form the foundation for all swing and gypsy jazz guitar players. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have the tools to be able to join in on hundreds of songs in any key. Theory, strum, damping, and swinging are covered, too.

Cost is $35 for one or $60 for both workshops. For registration and more information, see Dusty Strings, or e-mail WB or call at 206-723-7684


Friday, May 30th
The Rhythm Rollers with Bob McQuillen play for the Emerald City Contra Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, lower brick building, 6532 Phinney N, Seattle. 8 pm.

Wednesday, May 28th
Skip Gorman plays a concert at our house! Old-time music and western songs. Contact us for reservations, directions, and info.

NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL -- May 23rd to 26th
The Northwest Folklife Festival takes over Seattle every year on Memorial Day weekend with four days and nights of music, dancing, food, crafts, and folk arts. Don't miss it.
Here's what we're doing, so far:

Saturday, May 24th
11-11:50 am., Olympic Room -- WB & Bonnie play for a Family Dance with Sherry Nevins calling
5-5:50 pm, Lopez Room -- WB plays with "Mac and Friends" with Bob McQuillen and The Rhythm Rollers
Sunday, May 25th
12-12:50, Center House Court -- WB & Bonnie play with "Lee Stripling and his Six Footed Boys and Girl" for a Grange Dance
1:40 - 1:55, Rainier Room -- WB plays in an accordion workshop with Laurie Andres and The Rhythm Rollers
4:20 - 4:50, Bagley Wright Lawn -- WB & Bonnie in concert
Monday, May 26th
12-12:50 Olympic Room -- Family dance with Tony Saletan calling for the music of The Rhythm Rollers
8:10 pm Roadhouse -- Charlie Fenton of San Francisco calls the last dance to the music of The Rhythm Rollers with Bob McQuillen


RHYTHM ROLLERS EAST COAST CONTRA DANCE TOUR
The Rhythm Rollers (WB, Laurie, and Cathie) embark on a 12 day tour of east coast contra dances.

Wednesday, May 7th
Baltimore, MD 8 pm at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul Street. Caller: Ted Crane of Ithaca, NY
Thursday, May 8th
Washington, DC Area House Concert at Lars and Becky's in Chevy Chase. 8 pm. Click Here For Details
Friday, May 9th
Raleigh/Durham, NC 8 pm at Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. Caller: Diane Silver
Saturday, May 10th
Richmond, VA 8 to 11 pm at the Lewis Ginter Recreation Center, 3421 Hawthorne Ave. Caller: Gaye Fifer of Charlottesville, VA
Sunday, May 11th
Charlottesville, VA 6:30 pm at the Greenwood Community Center in Greenwood (20 minutes from Charlottesville or Waynesboro). Caller: Bill Wellington
Tuesday, May 13th
New York City English Country Dance 7:00-10:15 pm, at The Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St. (at 7th Ave.), New York City Caller: Gene Murrow
Wednesday, May 14th
Princeton, NJ 8 to 10:30 pm. at the Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street in Princeton. Caller TBD
Thursday, May 15th
Concord, MA 7:30pm-10:30pm at The Concord Scout House, 74 Walden St., Concord, MA. Caller: David Millstone
Friday, May 16th
Greenfield, MA 8 to 11 pm at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield. Caller: Brad Foster
Saturday, May 17th
New Haven, CT 8 to 11 pm at Branford Community House, 46 Church Street, Branford, CT. Caller: Steve Holland


Wednesday, May 7th
Tom Sauber and Mark Graham play a concert at our house! Great fiddling and harmonica and singing, along with banjo and Mark's newest songs. Contact us for reservations, directions, and info.

Monday, May 5th
Cinco de Mayo finds Bonnie in Port Townsend playing with Marla Streator and Tony Mates (sitting in for WB) as the trio Tres Piedras at La Isla Mexican Restaurant, 1145 Water Street in Port Townsend. 360-385-1714. Rancheras, Cumbias, Sones Michoacanos, and other fine music from Mexico. 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

Sat/Sun, May 2nd and 3rd
Bonnie plays fiddle while Jeanie Murphy teaches "Playing With A Fiddle" for banjo players at the Dusty Strings Banjo Weekend.

Sunday, April 20th
WB & Bonnie play at the West Seattle Farmers' Market, 10 am to noon.

Saturday, April 19th
The Lee Stripling Trio performs at the University District Farmers' Market, 10 am to noon.


Thursday, April 17th
WB & Bonnie make an unexpected trip to Tucson, AZ, and will perform at Crave Espresso Bar, 4530 East Broadway Blvd. No Cover, 7-9 pm.

Coming in May, 2008
The Rhythm Rollers (WB, Laurie, and Cathie) embark on a 12 day tour of east coast contra dances. We'll play in Baltimore, Charlottesville, Richmond, New York, Concord-Mass, Greenfield-Mass, Princeton, and some other places.

Sunday, March 16th
WB Reid will present two fiddle workshops at Dusty Strings:

         Fiddling in Cross-Tuning -- 12:15-2:15
An introduction to the open tuning most popular in Appalachian and other traditions. Discover some of the special fingering and characteristics of cross-tuning while learning a couple of beautiful tunes. We'll also explore tips for better technique, as well as introducing Calico tuning. So that no one has to worry about their strings or instrument, we'll tune down to G-tuning rather than up to A-tuning - same tunes and fingering in both. This workshop is appropriate for anyone with at least basic fiddle or violin skills.

         Midwestern Fiddle Styles -- 2:45-4:45 pm
The Plains states have a distinctive tradition of dance fiddling with many fast, driving, and rather notey tunes. Students in this workshop will learn a couple of these, and work on the chordal seconding technique used by Uncle Bob Walters, the great radio fiddler from Nebraska. Also, we'll explore some tips to better technique, especially intonation, bowing, and using that all-important little finger. Appropriate for anyone with at least basic fiddle or violin skills.

Cost is $35 for one or $60 for both. For registration and more information, see Dusty Strings, or contact WBReid@Compuserve.com (or reply to this e-mail).

Friday, March 14th
Fani Koltsidas sings great traditional Greek songs, backed up by Armonikos (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, W.B. Reid) at Georgia's Greek Restaurant. And we'll have plenty of scrumptious tunes for dining, listening, and dancing. 323 NW 85th in Greenwood. All ages welcome, no cover. Reservations available at 7 pm and 9 pm, and the music plays virtually non-stop from 7 to 11. Belly dancing, too! Great traditional Greek food and drink.

Friday, February 29th
WB & Bonnie play for a school fundraiser family dance

Sunday, February 24th
WB & Bonnie in a house concert in Olympia--CANCELLED!!

Saturday, February 23rd
WB & Bonnie play for the Netel Grange contra dance in Astoria, Oregon

Friday, February 22nd
WB & Bonnie play at Astoria Coffeehouse in Astoria, Oregon -- 7 to 10 pm

Saturday, February 16th
WB plays with Cathie Whitesides and Laurie Andres in The Rhythm Rollers at the Tacoma Contra Dance with calling by the fabulous Warren Argo. 8 pm

Thursday, February 14th
WB & Bonnie's Valentine's Day CD Release Party!!! Join us with our pals and very special guests Squirrel Butter, the fine duo of Charmaine Slaven and Charlie Beck. Help us celebrate our new CD, "Poca River Blues" and perhaps meet the valentine of your dreams--or bring your own. Songs, tunes, and rags from the old-time and jugband repetoire, including some special love songs. Charlie and Charmaine will perform their gems and join in with us for some tunes. Door prizes, too! Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave NW. 8 pm, $5 cover charge. Info: 784-3640.

Saturday, February 9th
WB & Bonnie in concert at the Haller Lake Community Center -- 7 pm

Thursday, February 7th
WB plays with Deb Kirkland and Dave Bartley to the calling of Barb Kirchner at The Lake City Contra Dance at Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE, 8:00pm till 11:00pm

Sunday, February 3rd
WB & Bonnie live on KBCS radio--Saturday's Folk with Dru Druzianich. 91.3 FM or streaming live at the KBCS Website

Friday, January 18th
The Lee Stripling Trio (Lee, Bonnie, and WB) in concert at The Portland Old-Time Gathering in Portland, Oregon

Friday, January 11th
Armonikos plays live on KBCS radio at 1:00 pm. 91.3 FM or live streaming at KBCS radio

Friday, January 11th
WB plays with Cathie Whitesides and Laurie Andres in Armonikos at 2007


Monday, December 31st
WB & Bonnie play for the
Bellingham New Years' Eve Contra Dance party.

Saturday, December 15th
WB plays with Cathie Whitesides and Laurie Andres as the Rhythm Rollers at the Bellingham Dance.

WB & Bonnie back home!!

Friday, December 7th
Tucson, Arizona
Cancelled--due to car trouble


Wednesday, December 5th
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Cancelled--due to car trouble


Saturday, December 1st
Fayetteville, Arkansas
House concert for GoodFolk Productions at the home of Mike Skirkey at 229 N. Block in Fayetteville. 8 pm.

Wednesday, November 21st
Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton Country Dance at Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street in Princeton. 8 to 10:30 pm. Caller TBD

Friday, November 16th
New York City, NY
Banjo Jim's, 9th Street and Avenue C on Manhattan's Lower East Side. WB & Bonnie perform from 7 to 8 pm to start the Roots and Blues Roundup hosted by The Second Fiddles. Several of NYC's hot accoustic blues, jugband, and hokum groups follow. No cover, 1 drink minimum per set, must be 21.

Saturday, November 10th
Ithaca, NY
Venue TBD....stay tuned

Tuesday, November 6th
Bloomington, Indiana
House concert...details TBA. Contact sam@sambartlett.com for more info.

Monday, November 5th
Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Barn Dance. WB & Bonnie are honored to be joined by the great Fred Campeau (of Volo Bogtrotter fame) on banjo for this long running dance. Calling by Big Bill Sudkamp. Bethany United Church of Christ, 4250 N. Paulina, 1 1/2 blocks south of Montrose and 1 block west of Ashland. 8 pm, $6

Saturday, November 3rd
Delafield, just east of Madison, Wisconsin
Delafield Contra Dance with caller Joseph Ruback. Prairie Hill Waldrof School, N14 W29143 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee, WI

Friday, November 2nd
Minneapolis, Minnesota
House concert at Bob and Julie Young Walser's house in Minneapolis.
7:30 pm -- $10.
Contact Mary at 612-724-5341 or 612-715-5090 for more info and directions.

Wednesday, October 31st
Sioux Falls, South Dakota:
Concert at the Horse Barn at Falls Park in Sioux Falls. Sponsored by the South Dakota Friends of Traditional Music and the Sioux Empire Arts Council.
7:00 pm -- FREE!!

Friday, October 26th
Huckleberry's in Spokane

Friday, October 12th
Armonikos (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, W.B. Reid) play Greek music on fiddle, accordion, and guitar at Georgia's Greek Restaurant. We'll have plenty of scrumptious tunes for dining, listening, and dancing. 323 NW 85th in Greenwood. All ages welcome, no cover. The music plays virtually non-stop from 8 to 11 or 12. Great traditional Greek food and drink.

Tuesday, October 9th & 16th
The Lee Stripling Trio performs every Tuesday at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated.

Sunday, October 7th
WB plays with the Rhythm Rollers for a private school dance in Tacoma

Saturday, October 6th
Armonikos (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, W.B. Reid) play Greek music on fiddle, accordion, and guitar at Georgia's Greek Restaurant. We'll have plenty of scrumptious tunes for dining, listening, and dancing. 323 NW 85th in Greenwood. All ages welcome, no cover. The music plays virtually non-stop from 8 to 11 or 12. Great traditional Greek food and drink.

Friday, September 7th
Armonikos (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, and WB Reid) play Greek music plus other Balkan favorites for Beatwalk at the Columbia City Bakery, 4865 Rainier Avenue South in the heart of Columbia City. 7-10 pm. $5 gets you into all the venues with music happening in at least 8 places. See the Beatwalk website for all the bands and more information.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 9th, 16th
The Lee Stripling Trio performs every Tuesday at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, September 25th
The Lee Stripling Trio performs every Tuesday at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated.

Saturday, September 22nd
WB & Bonnie play at Wayward Coffee, a nice little spot up in Greenwood, just up the street from Olive You. Good coffee, snacks, sandwiches, no cover but tips welcome. Old-time, Mexican, Jugband, Rags, etc. 8-10 pm. 8570 Greenwood Ave N., just north of 85th.

Saturday, September 22nd
WB & Bonnie play at Fall City Farms as part of King County's 9th Annual Harvest Celebration Farm Tour. The event runs 10 am - 4:30 pm, and we'll play between noon and 4. 3636 Neal Road. Fall City, WA. Phone: (425) 222-4553

Tuesday, September 18th
The Lee Stripling Trio performs every Tuesday at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated.

September 12th to 16th
WB & Bonnie will be performing and teaching at the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention in Berkeley, California. They'll do some workshops and perform in concert with Lee Stripling as the Lee Stripling Trio. WB will also perform in a rare concert by The Todalo Shakers, WB's jugband featuring Eric and Suzy Thompson, Frannie Leopold, and Steven Stauss.

Thursday, September 6th
Debby McClatchy, our good pal from California, will perform old-time songs accompanying herself on the banjo in a concert at our house near Columbia City. 7:30 pm, $12 suggested donation (more or less)--kids half price. For reservations, directions, and more information, e-mail WB or call 206-723-7684.

Tuesday, September 4th
The Lee Stripling Trio performs every Tuesday at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated.

Friday, August 31st
WB joins Deb Kirkland and Dave Bartley to play for the Emerald City Contra Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, lower brick building, 6532 Phinney N, Seattle. Sue Baker calls, starting at 8 pm.

Saturday, August 18th
The Rhythm Rollers (Laurie Andres, Cathie Whitesides, WB Reid) play for the Tacoma Contra Dance with calling by Tim Gojio, starting at 8 pm. Christ Church Wells Hall, 310 N. K Street in Tacoma.

Friday, August 17th
WB & Bonnie play for the Emerald City Contra Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, lower brick building. Eric Curl calls, starting at 8 pm.

Sunday, August 12th
WB & Bonnie perform at the Northgate Family Festival held at Join us at the Nortwest Outpatient Medical Center, 10330 Meridian Ave. N.

July 27th to August 4th
WB & Bonnie will teach at Lark in the Morning music camp in Mendocino, California

July 13th to 20th
WB & Bonnie will teach old-time music of various sorts at the Sierra Music and Arts Institute gathering in California.

July 1st to July 8th
WB & Bonnie will be on staff at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes at beautiful Fort Worden State Park. They'll be leading the Beginning Band Lab and assisting participants in a variety of other ways.

Saturday, May 5th
Cinco de Mayo finds WB & Bonnie in Port Townsend playing with Marla Streator as the trio Tres Piedras. Rancheras, Cumbias, Sones Michoacanos, and other fine music from Mexico.
      10 am to 1 pm at the Farmers' Market on Tyler between Lawrence and Clay
      5 to 8:30 pm at La Isla Mexican Restaurant, 1145 Water Street, 360-385-1714
Free Admission To Both Events

Saturday, April 28th
Fani Koltsidas sings great traditional Greek songs, backed up by Armonikos (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, W.B. Reid) at Georgia's Greek Restaurant. And we'll have plenty of scrumptious tunes for dining, listening, and dancing. 323 NW 85th in Greenwood. All ages welcome, no cover. Reservations available at 7 pm and 9 pm, and the music plays virtually non-stop from 7 to 11. Great traditional Greek food and drink.

Saturday, April 28th
WB Reid will teach a workshop on Guitar for Contra Dancing. Learn to play with power that "lifts the dancers off the floor", plus chords, bass runs, and variations. We'll cover reels, jigs, and couple dances. Intermediate Level. At Bruce & Bonnie's house near Columbia City, 1 to 3 pm. Info/reservations: E-mail WB or call 723-7684

Saturday, April 21st
WB plays with Kathrine Gardiner and Craig Johnson for the San Francisco contra dance, with Susan Petrick calling. See the BACDS website for directions and more information.

Wednesday, April 18th
WB plays with Erik Hoffman for the open band dance in Berkeley, California. See the BACDS Website for directions and more info. Bring an instrument and play along, or your dancin' shoes, or both.

Tuesday, April 17th
The Lee Stripling Trio performs every Tuesday through March at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated.

Saturday, April 14th
Notatious plays for the Yakima contra dance

Friday, April 13th
Tony Saletan calls to the music of Notatious (Phil & Vivian Williams, WB Reid & Bonnie Zahnow) play for the Emerald City Contra Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney N., Seattle. Dance from 7:30pm to 10:00pm, beginner's workshop at 7:00. $7, $6 for PNA members, $4 for students, under 16 free. Info: 206-440-9839 or emeraldcitycontra@pobox.com or Seattledance.org

Tuesday, April 10th
The Lee Stripling Trio performs every Tuesday through March at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated.

Sunday, April 8th
Lee Stripling leads the open band with help from WB & Bonnie, and Tony Mates wrangles the callers at Gift of Grace Lutheran Church, 2102 N. 40th St. in Wallingford. Potluck--5 pm, Dancing at 6. $5 ($10 for families). More Info

Thursday, April 5th
Annual Dance Marathon at Lake City to benefit Folklife. Nonstop music and dancing from 8 to 11 pm. WB & Bonnie lead the 9 pm set, and the Rhythm Rollers lead the 10 pm set. Check the Lake City Contra Dance website.

Tuesday, April 3rd
The Lee Stripling Trio performs every Tuesday through March at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated.

Friday, March 30th to Sunday, April 1st
The Rhythm Rollers--with Bob McQuillen!!--play for Wannadance out at Ft. Flagler. See the Wannadance website for more information.

Thursday, March 29th
David Millstone of New Hampshire calls to the music of Bob McQuillen (also of NH) and The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, & WB) at the Lake City Contra Dance. All dances taught and beginners always welcome. Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE. 8:00pm till 11:00pm. Admission $8 (students & seniors $5, kids & first-time contradancers free). Free "dance skills" workshop at 7:30 pm.

Friday, March 9th
Lee Stripling leads the "Lottie Mott's Jam", the open old-time music jam held at private homes on the second Friday of each month. This month it's at Lee's house near 107th and 8th NW, and WB & Bonnie will back him up. Jams are Led from 7:30-9 (NOTE - later starting time!), then open playing after. Come have some fun, learn some new tunes, and bring snacks and beverages to share. And a chair would be a good idea too!
For directions and info, contact Sheila at 206-772-5567 or sheilamilo@comcast.net

Friday, March 2nd
The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, WB Reid) play for the Emerald City Contra Dance at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney N., Seattle. Dance from 7:30pm to 10:00pm, beginner's workshop at 7:00. $7, $6 for PNA members, $4 for students, under 16 free. Caller TBD. Info: 206-440-9839 or emeraldcitycontra@pobox.com or Seattledance.org

Friday, February 24th
WB plays for a private dance party on Bainbridge Island.

Friday, February 16th
The Southend Square Dance features Sherry Nevins calling for the music of Lee Stripling & His Six Footed Boys (Lee Stripling, WB Reid, Tony Mates, and Glenn Dudley).
Dancing starts at 8 PM. Still only $6 adults, $3 children over 6 and students, $15 family and household, 6 and under free! At the Lakewood/Seward Park Community Clubhouse, 50th Ave. S. and S. Angeline. Info at 206-723-7684 or Southend Square Dance Website

Saturday, February 10th
Armonikos (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, W.B. Reid) plays Greek, Romanian, and Serbian music, plus a few surprises at Georgia's Greek Restaurant. This time we're including our special guest vocalist, Fani Koltsidas singing traditional Greek songs. And we'll have plenty of scrumptious tunes for dining, listening, and dancing. 323 NW 85th in Greenwood. All ages welcome, no cover. Reservations available at 7 pm and 9 pm, and the music plays virtually non-stop from 7 to 11. Great traditional Greek food and drink.

Tuesday, January 30th
The Lee Stripling Trio performs every Tuesday at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated.

Friday, January 26th
The Southend Square Dance features Caroline Oakley from Portland calling for the music of Mark Graham, Jerry Gallaher, WB Reid & Bonnie Zahnow. Dancing starts at 8 PM. Still only $6 adults, $3 children over 6 and students, $15 family and household, 6 and under free! At the Lakewood/Seward Park Community Clubhouse, 50th Ave. S. and S. Angeline. Info at 206-723-7684 or Southend Square Dance Website

Tuesday, January 23rd
The Lee Stripling Trio performs every Tuesday at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated.

Saturday, January 20th
WB & Bonnie play for a private square dance event with caller Sherry Nevins.



2006


Saturday, October 14th
Armonikos (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, W.B. Reid) plays Greek, Romanian, and Serbian music, plus a few surprises at Georgia's Greek Restaurant. Scrumptious tunes for dining, listening, and dancing. 323 NW 85th in Greenwood. All ages welcome, no cover. Reservations available at 7 pm and 9 pm, and the music plays virtually non-stop from 7 to 11. Great traditional Greek food and drink.

Saturday, October 14th
WB & Bonnie play at the Bassettis Gardens Fall Market Sale featuring art and plants. Tour the gardens see artist's demonstrations, and enjoy great food and wine. Open 10 am to 4 pm, with music and food from 11 am to 2 pm.

Wednesday, October 11th
WB & Bonnie play for the National Recreation and Park Association Congress & Exposition at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle.

Monday, October 9th
WB & Bonnie open the show, followed by a square dance featuring The Tallboys with calling by Tony Mates, all at The Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW in Ballard. This event is a benefit for Seattle Tilth.

Saturday, September 30th
WB & Bonnie host a concert for Tom Paley at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. For more information, see the Seattle Folklore Society website.

Friday, September 29th
Southend Square Dance with Hank Bradley, Candy Goldman, and Dan Lockshon playing for the calling of Laura Me Smith. All dances will be taught and called. At the Lakewood/Seward Park Community Clubhouse on the corner of 50th Avenue South and South Angeline Street, in beautiful South Seattle. It's a few blocks north of Genessee. 8 pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6-18 and under 6 free, family maximum $15. For more info: www.squeakyfiddle.com/squaredance/ or call 206-723-7684.

Friday, September 22nd
WB & Bonnie play for a local nursing home.

Thursday, September 21st
The Lee Stripling Trio (Lee Stripling with WB & Bonnie) play western swing favorites, cowboy classics, jazz standards, and old-time Alabama fiddle tunes for The Lake City Farmers' Market at NE 127th and 30th NE behind the fire station. 4 to 6 pm.

Friday September 15th
WB & Bonnie play for a local nursing home.

Thursday, September 14th
CDSS fearless leader Brad Foster (Haydenville, MA) calls dances drawn from several decades of calling, playing for, and organizing dances on both coasts. The deliciously dynamic Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, & W.B. Reid on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, accordion, & piano) are true treasures of the contradance world. At the Lake City Contra Dance. All dances taught and beginners always welcome. Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE. 8:00pm till 11:00pm. Admission $8 (students & seniors $5, kids & first-time contradancers free). Free "dance skills" workshop at 7:30 pm.

Sunday, September 10th
Sunset Hill Community Family Dance with Tony Saletan and the Rhythm Rollers. Come join us for our first Sunset Hill Community Dance of the harvest season! We'll enjoy New England-flavored calling by Tony Saletan accompanied by the familiar sounds of the beloved Rhythm Rollers - Cathie Whitesides, WB Reid and Laurie Andres. This is participatory dance with a caller; no experience necessary. Parents, please dance with your children and please have a great time! Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St. 3-5 PM, $14 per family; $5 per person. For more info, click here or call 985-4468. This is a peanut-free event.

Friday, September 8th
WB & Bonnie head to American Banjo Camp at Ft. Flaggler, where they'll be playing anything but banjo in the jams.

Thursday, September 7th
WB & Bonnie host a house concert for Mac Benford and Hank Bradley, old-time music masters. 7:30 pm. Contact WBReid@Compuserve.com or 206-723-7684 for reservations, directions, and more information. And see Mac's website

Friday, September 1st
WB & Bonnie play for Beatwalk in Columbia City at Roy's Barbeque. 7-9 pm, free. 4903 1/2 Rainier Ave. S.
See also Roy's BBQ

Tuesday, August 29th
Bonnie and Robert Hinrix play for a local nursing home.

Tuesday, August 29th
WB sits in on fiddle with The Tallboys at a private event on Bainbridge Island.

Monday, August 28th
WB & Bonnie host a house concert for Mike Compton and David Long, bluegrass mandolin experts. 7:30 pm. Contact WBReid@Compuserve.com or 206-723-7684 for reservations, directions, and more information.

Sunday to Sunday, July 2nd to 9th
The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes (or "Fiddle Tunes" for short), now in its 30-something years, is the premier teaching, jamming, dancing, and big fun fiddle music workshop in the country, and WB is honored to be included on the 2006 staff as a member of the Rhythm Rollers with Bob McQuillen, Cathie Whitesides, and Laurie Andres. If you've been to Fiddle Tunes, you already know...if you haven't, GO!

Thursday, June 29th
Bob McQuillen will be out from Massachusettes for Fiddle Tunes so we'll have the full Rhythm Rollers band assembled (Cathie Whitesides-- fiddle, Laurie Andres--accordian, WB Reid--banjo-guitar and guitar) for the Lake City Contra Dance. All that, plus calling by the great David Kaynor from New England. Get warmed up for Fiddle Tunes right! All dances taught and beginners always welcome. Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE. 8:00pm till 11:00pm. Admission $8 (students & seniors $5, kids & first-time contradancers free). Free "dance skills" workshop at 7:30 pm.

Friday-Sunday, June 23rd to 25th
WB teaches and performs at the Summer Solstice Festival outside of Los Angeles. WB will be playing for dances with For Old Times' Sake (with Jim and Amber Mueller and Jerry Ray Weinert), as well as teaching various workshops.

Friday, June 16th
John Gallagher calls dances to the music of Deb Kirkland and her pals, Claude Ginsberg and W.B. Reid. At the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney N., Seattle. Dance from 7:30pm to 10:00pm, beginner's workshop at 7:00. $7, $6 for PNA members, $4 for students, under 16 free. Info: 206-440-9839 or emeraldcitycontra@pobox.com or Seattledance.org

Thursday, June 15th
WB & Bonnie play a wide selection of music at the Lake City Farmers' Market, located at 127th NE and NE 30th behind the fire station. We play from 4 to 6 pm. See Farmers' Market Website for info.

Sunday, June 11th
The Lee Stripling Trio (Lee, WB, and Bonnie) perform Western Swing classics, Cowboy Trios, and Alabama fiddle tunes at the Broadway Farmers' Market in Capitol Hill in the lot behind Bank of America on the East side of Broadway at E. Thomas St. See the Farmers' Market Website for info. We play from Noon to 2 pm.

Wednesday, June 7th
The Lee Stripling Trio (Lee, WB, and Bonnie) perform Western Swing classics, Cowboy Trios, and Alabama fiddle tunes at the Columbia City Farmers' Market. See Farmers' Market Website for info. We play from 5 to 7 pm.

Sunday, June 4th
WB & Bonnie play at the Broadway Farmers' Market in Capitol Hill in the lot behind Bank of America on the East side of Broadway at E. Thomas St. See the Farmers' Market Website for info. We play from Noon to 2 pm.

Saturday, April 15th
WB & Bonnie join Lee and Robert Stripling with Tony Mates to play the classic old Stripling family songs and tunes at the Kennedy, Alabama "Old Ag" building, on the site of the old Kennedy High School.

Friday, April 14th
The Stripling Brothers (Lee and Robert) In Concert at the Palmetto Community Center, off Highway 17 in Palmetto, Alabama. Accompanied by WB & Bonnie, along with Tony Mates. 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:15. Suggested donation $5 or what you can afford.

Wednesday, April 12th
The Stripling Brothers (Lee and Robert) In Concert at the Fayette Civic Center, 530 N. Temple Avenue in Fayette, Alabama. Accompanied by WB & Bonnie, along with Tony Mates. 7:00 pm Suggested donation $10 or what you can afford. $5 under 12. For more info call 205-932-8727

Monday, April 10th
The Stripling Brothers (Lee and Robert) In Concert at the Gardendale Civic Center, 857 Main Street in Gardendale, Alabama. Accompanied by WB & Bonnie, along with Tony Mates. 7:00 pm -- Suggested $5 donation or what you can afford.

Saturday, April 8th
Lee & Robert Stripling lead the band including WB & Bonnie and friends to the calling of Tony Mates at the Birmingham, Alabama contra dance during our tour of Lee's old stompin' grounds. 8 pm at the YMCS on the corner of 23rd and 3rd with parking lot beside it on 3rd. $8 ($6 members and students). See www.bamalong.com/bcds.htm

April 8th to 15th
WB & Bonnie head back for a tour in Alabama with Lee & Robert Stripling, the octogenarian sons of the legendary Alabama fiddler Charlie Stripling. Click here for the full tour details, or see the individual gigs below. Tony Mates of Seattle will join us on the tour as dance caller and bassist.

April 8th to 15th
WB & Bonnie head back for a tour in Alabama with Lee & Robert Stripling, the octogenarian sons of the legendary Alabama fiddler Charlie Stripling. Click here for the full tour details, or see the individual gigs below. Tony Mates of Seattle will join us on the tour as dance caller and bassist.

Wednesday, March 22nd
THE BING BANG BOYS return to the Victrola Cafe. Greg and Jere Canote and WB Reid are joined by Seattle's Tony Mates on bass to explore the eccentric side of old-time music with an evening of songs, rags, blues, and stomps featuring banjos of all sizes, fiddle, bass and harmonica. 411 15th Avenue East in Capitol Hill. 8-10 pm. No cover (but an eager tip jar). See also www.victrolacoffee.net and check out the soundclips from the Bing Bang Boys' CD here.

Saturday, March 18th
Tony Mates calls dances at the Bellingham Contra Dance to music made by Mark Graham (harmonica and clarinet), WB Reid (fiddle and banjo-guitar), Bonnie Zahnow (guitar and fiddle), and Ginny Snowe (bass and piano). This is an emerging new band (yet to be named) mainly dedicated to vintage jazz; we'll slip in a few things from that repetoire, but mostly we'll play southern and northern reels and jigs for the dances. Count on at least one swing dance, too. We'll have a lot of fun and hope you can join us. Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St., Bellingham. Beginner's workshop starts at 7:30 PM with the dance starting at 8:00 PM and continuing until 11:00 PM. $8 donation.

Wednesday, March 1st
WB plays with Lise Brown and friends at the regular Berkeley open band dance, with Erik Hoffman calling. At Grace North Church, 2138 Cedar St. (near Oxford), Berkeley, CA. 8 pm, $9 ($7 bacds members, $5 students). See www.bacds.org/series/contra/berkeley_wed

Friday, February 24th to Sunday, February 26th
WB plays with his band For Old Times' Sake (Jim Mueller, Amber Roullard-Mueller, and Jerry Ray Weinert) for the 16th year in a row at The Fiddling Frog dance weekend in Pasadena, California. The other band is great, too. Check it all out at www.folkworks.org/frog/ and check out the soundclips from the For Old Times' Sake CD here.

Saturday, February 11th
WB & Bonnie split the bill at Connor Byrne Pub in Ballard, opening the show for the Tallboys who are celebrating the release of their 3rd CD, "Yeah Buddy." We'll offer some fiddle tunes, rags, and songs from across the traditions before the Tallboys come on with their special brand of high-octane old time string band music and buckdancing. 5140 Ballard Ave NW (old town Ballard), 9 PM $5 cover charge. See the tallboys website at www.thetallboys.com and also check www.conorbyrnepub.com

Friday, February 10th
Armonikos (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, W.B. Reid) plays Greek, Romanian, and Serbian music, plus a few surprises at Georgia's Greek Restaurant. Scrumptious tunes for dining, listening, and dancing. 323 NW 85th in Greenwood. All ages welcome, no cover, but generous tips graciously accepted. Reservations available at 7 pm and 9 pm, and the music plays virtually non-stop from 7 to 11. Great traditional Greek food and drink.

Thursday, February 9th
WB & Bonnie play for a private film party with background music in the theatre lounge after the flick.

Wednesday, February 8th
WB & Bonnie present an evening of songs and tunes from the blues, ragtime, jugband, old-time and other collections. At the fabulous Victrola Cafe, 411 15th Avenue East in Capitol Hill. 8-10 pm. No cover (but an eager tip jar). See also www.victrolacoffee.net

Saturday, February 4th
WB and Laurie Andres play music for a private dance party for kids with calling by Tony Saletan as a school benefit.

Friday, February 3rd
WB & Bonnie play at the Bookworm Exchange as part of the Columbia City Beatwalk. Songs and tunes from Appalacia, Mississippi, Mexico, and more, with fiddle, banjo, and guitar. $5 gets you into eight venues with great music from 7-11 pm. 4860 Rainier Avenue S. See also www.columbiacitybeatwalk.org

Tuesday, January 31st
WB & Bonnie play on Eric Hardee's music show "Folksounds" on KBCS 91.3 FM. 8 pm. This show can also be streamed live from the web at http://kbcs.fm

Saturday, January 28th
Private party with Bonnie's band, "Big Time Stringband" (Bonnie Zahnow, Claudia Anastasio, Linda Wilson, Mark Sullivan, with WB sitting in) and calling by Dina Blade.

Saturday, January 21st
The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, W.B. Reid) play for the Tacoma Contra Dance with Tony Saletan calling. 8:00, with a workshop for beginners starting at 7:30. Wells Hall, 310 North K Street in Tacoma. $7 see also www.seattledance.org/contra/tacoma.html

Wednesday, January 18th
THE BING BANG BOYS have their first Seattle show in a couple of years at the Victrola Cafe. Greg and Jere Canote and WB Reid are joined by Seattle's Tony Mates on bass to explore the eccentric side of old-time music with an evening of songs, rags, blues, and stomps featuring banjos of all sizes, fiddle, bass and harmonica. 411 15th Avenue East in Capitol Hill. 8-10 pm. No cover (but an eager tip jar). See also www.victrolacoffee.net and check out the soundclips from the Bing Bang Boys' CD here.

Friday to Sunday, January 13th to 15th
WB & Bonnie will be accompanying Lee Stripling and His Six Footed Boys (which also includes Tony Mates and Glenn Dudley) at The Portland Old-Time Music Gathering. This is a fine weekend with lots of events and mad fiddling throughout. For more information, see www.bubbaguitar.com/festival/

Sunday, January 8th
FAMILY DANCE: WB & Laurie Andres play for the monthly Community Family Dance at the Sunset Hill Community Club. An experienced caller (TBD) will call a variety of dances to ensure fun for children, parents, and grandparents too. No experience needed as the dances will be taught. It's a great way to spend an autumn afternoon with your children. Admission: $4 for children (all ages), $5 for adults with a maximum of $15 for related family members. 3-5 pm. Future dances will be 11/13, 12/11,1/8,2/12, and 3/12. For more information, contact Kelly at 206-781-5581 or k.a.morgan@att.net. And please help pass the word.
            Followed by:
OPEN BAND/OPEN CALLER DANCE The band is open to all musicians, the calling is open to all callers, and the dance is open to all dancers. Lead musician and caller TBD. Beginners welcome--come dance, play, call, or all three at once. All dances are taught and you don't need to bring a partner. Potluck supper starts at 5 pm (bring your own plate and utensils) followed by music and dancing from 6 to 8:30 pm. $7 admission--kids free!
BOTH EVENTS AT Sunset Hills Community Center, 3005 NW 66th in Ballard (Seattle).

Thursday, January 5th
Lake City Contra Dance with Tony Saletan calling to the rocking trad music of Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, and W.B. Reid (the Rhythm Rollers +). All dances taught and beginners always welcome. Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE. 8:00pm till 11:00pm. Admission $8 (students & seniors $5, kids & first-time contradancers free). Free "dance skills" workshop at 7:30 pm.



2005


Friday, December 23rd
Armonikos (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, W.B. Reid) plays Greek, Romanian, and Serbian music, plus a few surprises at Georgia's Greek Restaurant. Scrumptious tunes for dining, listening, and dancing. 323 NW 85th in Greenwood. All ages welcome, no cover, but generous tips graciously accepted. Reservations available at 7 pm and 9 pm, and the music plays virtually non-stop from 7 to 11. Great traditional Greek food and drink.

Saturday, November 26th
WB & Bonnie play for the Netel Grange dance outside Astoria, OR. 7:30 to 10:30, $5-10 sliding scale (donation). For directions and information, e-mail ambrose@seasurf.com

Friday, November 25th
WB & Bonnie play for The Southend Square Dance with Truman Price calling. All dances will be taught and called. At the Lakewood/Seward Park Community Clubhouse on the corner of 50th Avenue South and South Angeline Street, in beautiful South Seattle. It's a few blocks north of Genessee. 8 pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6-18 and under 6 free, family maximum $15. For more info: www.squeakyfiddle.com/squaredance/ or call 206-860-9968

Saturday, November 19th
The Humble Hillbilly Gods (and Goddess)--WB, Bonnie, and Mark Graham--play for the Tacoma Contra Dance with Suzanne Girardot calling. 8:00, with a workshop for beginners starting at 7:30. Wells Hall, 310 North K Street in Tacoma. $7 see also http://seattledance.org/contra/tacoma.html

Saturday, November 12th
WB & Bonnie split the bill with The Balkan Kafe Orchestra at a house concert at our house near Columbia City. BKO--Hank Bradley, Cathie Whitesides, and Frannie Leopold--play fine music and original songs--in English--from Tennesee to Thessaloniki, plus Cajun, Greek, Cape Breton, North Carolina, Bosnian and more. 7:30 pm, $10 suggested donation. For reservations and directions, call 206-723-7684 or e-mail WBReid@Compuserve.com. And see www.hankandcathie.com/bko.html

Friday, November 11th
WB leads the "Lottie Mott's Old-Time Jam" which is now moving from house to house and is held this month at Miche Baker-Harvey's. For directions, call 206-723-7684 or e-mail WBReid@Compuserve.com. The jam is open to all musicians of any instrument or level of ability. 7-9 pm.

Tuesday, October 25th
Bruce and Bonnie host a house concert for Rafe Stefani, a great Appalacian style fiddle and banjo player from Philadelphia. 7:30 pm, $10 suggested donation. For reservations and directions, call 206-723-7684 or e-mail WBReid@Compuserve.com. For more about Rafe, see www.rafestefanini.com

Saturday, October 22nd
WB sits in with Lindon Toney and company for the Olympia dance. 4th Saturday in Olympia, 8:00-11:00pm, 7:30 workshop. South Bay Grange (corner of South Bay and Sleater Kinney Roads). Info: Call Lindon at 360-438-7120

Saturday, October 15th
WB & Bonnie play for the Bainbridge Island 3rd SaturdayContra Dance with the great Tony Mates calling. At Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Rd., Bainbridge Island. 7:30 "how to" workshop, 8:00 to 10:30 dance. Adults $8, Teens $3. Please bring separate dance shoes to protect the floors. For more information, call 360-697-6192, 206-842-7904, or e-mail c_capers@yahoo.com. Co-sponsored by Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District, and supported, in part, by the City of Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Fund, administered by the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council.

Sunday, October 9th
FAMILY DANCE: WB & Bonnie play the season opener of the monthly Community Family Dance at the Sunset Hill Community Club. Miche Baker-Harvey will call a variety of dances to ensure fun for children, parents, and grandparents too. No experience needed as the dances will be taught. It's a great way to spend an autumn afternoon with your children. Admission: $4 for children (all ages), $5 for adults with a maximum of $15 for related family members. 3-5 pm. Future dances will be 11/13, 12/11,1/8,2/12, and 3/12. For more information, contact Kelly at 206-781-5581 or k.a.morgan@att.net. And please help pass the word.
            Followed by:
OPEN BAND/OPEN CALLER DANCE with the band led this month by WB & Bonnie with Laura Me Smith as lead caller. The band is open to all musicians, the calling is open to all callers, and the dance is open to all dancers. Beginners welcome--come dance, play, call, or all three at once. All dances are taught and you don't need to bring a partner. Potluck supper starts at 5 pm (bring your own plate and utensils) followed by music and dancing from 6 to 8:30 pm. $7 admission--kids free!
BOTH EVENTS AT Sunset Hills Community Center, 3005 NW 66th in Ballard (Seattle).

Friday, October 7th
WB & Lee Stripling have a private performance.
Bonnie plays a private dance with sponge Bob Square Dance.

Friday, September 30th
Armonikos (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, W.B. Reid) plays Greek, Romanian, and Serbian music, plus a few surprises at Georgia's Greek Restaurant. Scrumptious tunes for dining, listening, and dancing. 323 NW 85th in Greenwood. All ages welcome, no cover. Reservations available at 7 pm and 9 pm, and the music plays virtually non-stop from 7 to 11. Great traditional Greek food and drink.

Saturday, September 24th
WB sits in with Lindon Toney and company for the Olympia dance.

Friday, September 16th
The Lee Stripling Trio at Mr. Spot's Chai House, 8-11 pm. Lee, WB, and Bonnie have a recent recording together which focusses on Lee's favorite western swing trios, along with some pop songs and old-time fiddle tunes from Lee's dad. Located in downtown Ballard at, 5463 Leary Way, Seattle WA 98107. No cover. See www.chaihouse.com

Saturday and Sunday, September 10th and 11th
WB & Bonnie make music from 1 to 3 each day as part of the Fall Festival at PowellsWood, A Northwest Garden, 430 South Dash Point Road, Federal Way. Visit Federal Way's premier private garden for Master Gardener consultations, live music, readings from Robert W. Service, garden art and presentations on fall containers and holiday flower arrangements. Stroll beside our stream, hike the Cold Creek valley and wander through acres of trees, shrubs and seasonal flowers. Admission $5, kids under 12 free. See www.powellswood.org for more information.

Friday, September 2nd
WB & Bonnie play for a private dance party.

Friday, August 26th
W.B. Reid and Bonnie Zahnow play for the Emerald City Contra Dance, with Suzanne Girardot calling. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney N., Seattle in the "Community Hall" (brick building off lower parking lot). Dance from 7:30pm to 10:00pm, beginner's workshop at 7:00. $7, $6 for PNA members, $4 for students, under 16 free. Info: 206-440-9839 or emeraldcitycontra@pobox.com or Seattledance.org

Friday, October 27th
The Southend Square Dance features Portland's Michael Ismerio calling for the music of Bill Meyer, Jerry Gallaher, and David Cahn.Dancing starts at 8 PM. Still only $6 adults, $3 children over 6 and students, $15 family and household, 6 and under free! A t the Lakewood/Seward Park Community Clubhouse, 50th Ave. S. and S. Angeline. Info at 206-723-7684 or Southend Square Dance Website

Friday, November 17th
WB & Bonnie play for a private square dance event.

Tuesday, November 14th
The Lee Stripling Trio performs every Tuesday at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated.

Thursday, November 9th
WB plays music with Greg Canote while Jere Canote calls at a private square dance event.

Tuesday, December 26th
The Lee Stripling Trio performs every Tuesday at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). 85 year old Alabama fiddler Lee Stripling is joined by WB & Bonnie for an evening of western swing trios, twin fiddling, novelty and cowboy songs, and tunes from Lee's famous father, Charlie Stripling. 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated.

Thursday, December 21st
Sherry Nevins calls to the music of Lee Stripling and His Six Footed Boys (Lee Stripling, WB Reid, Tony Mates, Glenn Dudley) at the Lake City Contra Dance. All dances taught and beginners always welcome. Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE. 8:00pm till 11:00pm. Admission $8 (students & seniors $5, kids & first-time contradancers free). Free "dance skills" workshop at 7:30 pm.

Tuesday, December 19th
Lee Stripling & Bonnie Zahnow perform every Tuesday at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). They'll play Stripling Brothers fiddle tunes and songs from a wide range of sources including swing and western swing, novelty, jazz, and country music on fiddle and guitar. 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated. WB returns for the full trio December 26th.

December 16, 17, 19, and 20
The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, WB Reid) play Quebecois music for The Christmas Revels in Tacoma. Two shows on Saturday and Sunday, with evening performances on Tuesday and Wednesday. See the website for information and tickets.

Tuesday, December 12th
Lee Stripling & Bonnie Zahnow perform every Tuesday at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). They'll play Stripling Brothers fiddle tunes and songs from a wide range of sources including swing and western swing, novelty, jazz, and country music on fiddle and guitar. 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated. WB returns for the full trio December 26th.

Sunday, December 10th
Sunset Hill Community Family Dance with WB & Bonnie making the music. This is participatory dance with a caller; no experience necessary. Parents, please dance with your children and please have a great time! Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th St. 3-5 PM, $14 per family; $5 per person. For more info, click here or call 985-4468. This is a peanut-free event.

Friday, December 8th
Bonnie leads the "Lottie Mott's Jam", the open old-time music jam held at private homes on the second Friday of each month. This month it's at our neighbors at Adam and Sondra's house near Columbia City. Jams are Led from 7:30-9 (NOTE - later starting time!), then open playing after. Come have some fun, learn some new tunes, and bring snacks and beverages to share. And a chair would be a good idea too!
For directions and info, contact Sheila at 206-772-5567 or sheilamilo@comcast.net

Tuesday, December 5th
Lee Stripling & Bonnie Zahnow perform every Tuesday at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). They'll play Stripling Brothers fiddle tunes and songs from a wide range of sources including swing and western swing, novelty, jazz, and country music on fiddle and guitar. 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated. WB returns for the full trio December 26th.

Friday, December 1st
Armonikos (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, WB Reid) plays music from Greece and nearby lands at Bookworm Exchange, 4860 Rainier Avenue S. as part of Columbia City Beatwalk. $5 cover gets you into all 10 venues. Kids are free. 7pm to 10pm.

Thursday, November 30th
Warren Argo calls to the old-time music of WB & Bonnie along with the fine musicians Mark Graham, Jerry Gallaher, and Ginny Snowe. At the Lake City Contra Dance. All dances taught and beginners always welcome. Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE. 8:00pm till 11:00pm. Admission $8 (students & seniors $5, kids & first-time contradancers free). Free "dance skills" workshop at 7:30 pm.

Tuesday, November 28th The Lee Stripling Trio performs every Tuesday at Olive You, a nice little Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). 6 to 9 pm. No cover but tips greatly appreciated.



2004


June 22nd to 24th
WB & Bonnie will be teaching and playing at the Summer Solstice Festival in Los Angeles. WB will also be playing dances at the festival with For Old Times' Sake.

Thursday, May 31st
Tony Saletan calls to the music of Bob McQuillen (the dean of contra piano players from New Hampshire) and The Rhythm Rollers (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, & WB) at the Lake City Contra Dance. All dances taught and beginners always welcome. Lake City Community Center, 12531 - 28th Ave NE. 8:00pm till 11:00pm. Admission $8 (students & seniors $5, kids & first-time contradancers free). Free "dance skills" workshop at 7:30 pm.

Friday, May 25th to Monday, May 28th
FOLKLIFE!! The place to be is Seattle Center for Memorial Day weekend. Notatious and Lee Stripling will be playing, along with hundreds of other musicians. See Northwest Folklife for more information.
Here's our schedule:
      >> Notatious with Warren Argo calling--Roadhouse--Friday, May 25th, 5-6 pm
      >> Lee Stripling & His Six Footed Boys--Intiman Theatre, Saturday, May 26th, 11:45 to 12:05
      >> WB & Cathie Whitesides play for a family dance called by Tony Saletan, Olympic Room, Saturday, 1 to 1:50
      >> Lee Stripling Trio Plus Two--Fisher Green Stage--Saturday, May 26th, 3:45-4:20 pm
      >> WB & Bonnie in concert, Rainier Room, Sunday, 12:20 to 12:50
      >> WB & Bonnie play for a family dance called by Sherry Nevins, Discovery Zone, Monday, 4 to 4:50
...and the rest of the time we'll be jamming, dancing, & listening around the grounds.

Sunday, May 20th
We're hosting a house concert for Anne & Pete Sibley 7:30 pm, $10 suggested donation, kids half. For reservations, contact us at WBReid@Compuserve.com or 206-723-7684.

Saturday, May 19th
Notatious (Phil & Vivian Williams, WB Reid & Bonnie Zahnow) play for the Tacoma Contra Dance with caller Mitchell Frey of Moscow, Idaho.

Tuesday, May 15th
This Tuesday at the Olive You is a special event--we're having a release party for Lee Stripling's new website!! The Lee Stripling Trio has been playing every Tuesday night since November, but we're done for a while at the end of May so we hope you'll come on down. Olive You Mediterranean Restaurant, Deli, and Bar at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. (Greenwood and 85th). 6 to 9 pm. All ages welcome. No cover but tips greatly appreciated.

Sunday, May 13th
The Lee Stripling Trio plays for the opening of the Broadway Farmers' Market, located behind the Bank of America on the east side of Broadway at E. Thomas St. in Capitol Hill. Noon to 2, free.

Saturday, May 12th
WB & Bonnie play at Wayward Coffee, a nice little spot up in Greenwood, just up the street from Olive You. Good coffee, snacks, sandwiches, no cover but tips welcome. Old-time, Mexican, Jugband, Rags, etc. 8570 Greenwood Ave N., just north of 85th.

Friday, May 11th
Fani Koltsidas sings great traditional Greek songs, backed up by Armonikos (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, W.B. Reid) at Georgia's Greek Restaurant. And we'll have plenty of scrumptious tunes for dining, listening, and dancing. 323 NW 85th in Greenwood. All ages welcome, no cover. Reservations available at 7 pm and 9 pm, and the music plays virtually non-stop from 7 to 11. Great traditional Greek food and drink.