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Spokane Folklore Society
Performers' Referral List


As a public service to those seeking musicians in the Inland Northwest, the Spokane Folklore Society maintains a Performers Referral List.

Peter Ali
(Bellingham, WA
A talented and self-taught Native flutist creating his music from spirit within so each performance
is unique and special. Playing a variety of styles he will demonstrate the music of various plains and
woodland tribes, as well as traditional flute styles of Norway and Egypt. He shares their stories as well as
stories of his rich ethnic heritage. His father form Morocco is Berber and his mother from Mexico is of
Native and southern European ancestry. Listen to the sounds of eagle, running river, nature and the spirit
in the flute’s song - He will also present flute workshops – flutes provided
Contact: peter331@gmail.com (206) 919-9769
Rod Anderson
Guitar backup
(509) 747-2970

Kelly Bogan  - 744-9861  piano, guitar, banjo, and dobro

Bridges Home
Bridges HomeBridges Home is Tami and Dave Gunter - dual lead vocalists, multi-instrumentalists and purveyors of tasty Folk, Americana, Celtic, Singer-Songwriter, Roots and Indie music.Their music sparkles with richly textured vocal harmonies, accompanied by guitar, tenor ukulele, clawhammer-style banjo, octave mandolin, Celtic harp, Irish whistle, bodhran, stompbox and resonator guitar.www.bridgeshomemusic.com   bridgeshome@hotmail.com

Chris Brown - singer/songwriter  Mostly folk - mostly original -951-0000

Children of the Sun
Children of the Sun is a community created for bringing Spokane together in participatory drum,
dance and music circles. Our goal is to give outlet to those seeking to find their inner rhythms and to
foster, explore and grow that heartbeat within us all.
Contact: Michael Taylor 208-596- 6001 childrenofthesuncircles@gmail.com

Carla Carnegie
509 592 7875
Fiddle, piano, accordian

Jan Clizer  - Scottish traditional fiddle music
- Slide lectures on Scotland’s culture, scenery, history & more
  208-771-2912              jan@janclizerpainting.com

Bill Compher and Leslie Rousos

    Mandolin and guitar duets from Bach to Brazil, Celtic and originals -

    Contact:   leslierous9hs@gmail.com       253-381-6892

Delta Preachers -  acoustic blues duo – old style blues -  guitar, harmonica, vocals
     Jeff Aker   979-2181     rjacga@comcast.net

Ruby Devine
Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Appalachian, Southern, Early Blues, Irish Ballads, Modern Folk
(509) 456-5985; ruby@rubydevine.com; 

JJ Dion- Available for solo or back-up work. Lead & harmony vocals, 
guitars, tenor banjo, uke, keyboard & el. bass. Originals & cover 
tunes, extensive repertoire in many styles:
Rag-time, country, folk, blues, bluegrass, rock, kids', gospel, jazz & 
ancient pop. Lives in Post Falls, currently performing in area 
Retirement homes and pre-schools.
208-262-1980     jjdion@juno.com 

Patt Duff - Fiddle Celtic, old time, bluegrass, back-up.
Lessons. 509 465-9988

Gary A. Edwards  (Post Falls, Id)   - original folk, country and western
        208-699-0848        gedward@roadrunner.com         http://edwardsmusicsite.com/bio

James Elvidge
professional drummer
(509) 922-5256 elvidge@qwest.net

Janna Engell, harpist ~ www.engellharp.com
Performs both Celtic harp and classical harp with over a decade of
performing experience.

Dante and Eros Faulk (Olympia, WA)
have been playing music most of their lives, both picked up a string instrument at the age of three.
Today, the teen brothers are both multi-instrumentalists. In addition to cello and fiddle, they play guitar, Bodhran (Irish drum), tenor banjo, Cajon (box drum), shruti box, kick-drum, ukulele, mandolin and on occasion they sing Contact: danateanderosfaulk@gmail.com danteanderos.com 360-970-9203

Ken Glastre
(509) 922-8415

Global Gumbo (Ponderay,ID)

    Traditionaland original music from South America, North American and the middle
East. Members include Denis Zwang (flute, saxophone, clarinet, pan
pipes), Ali Thomas (Djembe), Truck Mills  (charango, oud,
Weisenborn lap slide guitar               Contact:  Truck Mills   truck@truckmills.com  

(208) 946-6956    www.truckmills.com

Ted Hensold
Harmonica, guitar & banjo
(509) 276-6549

Rex James Bros (Athol, ID)
 Original music on acoustic instruments they designed and constructed      Contact David Powell (208) 660-9632 

Dayan Kai
Keys, Winds, Strings & Skins.
Blues, Jazz, Ballads, Gospel, Americana & Folk-Rock.
(831)345-3312 or (509)238-9433

Steven King,  solo guitar  or  one man dance band with vocals.
Steven's amplified archtop with his fingerstyle guitar skills makes his guitar sound like a trio.
His repertoire is unmatched, with music from the 1920's to present,
including jazz, pop, folk, show tunes, ballroom dance songs, big band era, & classic country hits.
Steven's price is $100/hour,
with a discount for weekday afternoon retirement community shows at $75/hour.
Youtube clips: enter "steven king fingerstyle guitar" in search field.
phone (509)230-8950   
website  www.kingofguitar.com

Hunter Koss (Spokane, WA) a teenage solo harpist who performs Celtic and traditional folk music.​
She brings the musical strings of a Celtic lever harp to life. She favors Celtic, folk and traditional tunes. Hunter’s original compositions and musical ideas are inspired by deep connections with family, friends, life experiences and the natural beauty of the Inland Northwest she calls home.
Contact: harpist@potc.net 509 325-7742

Don Kush
instrumental music performed on solo guitar
(509) 928-0368 info@donkush.com http://www.donkush.com

Last of the Gro Vonte (Daryl  Shortman) - Native flutist from Hays, MT. presents Montana Plains Indian flute music -       496-4338 sacredstone@aim.com

Collins Loupe  -  contemporary finger style guitar – percussive techniques  and contemporary   harmonies       926-5014     cabjkeep@msn.com

Arvid Lundin
(509) 926-7357

Sandra Mathews (Sandpoint, Idaho)
Performs on the didgeridoo - Australian folk instrument also presents workshops for children and adults on playing the didgeridoo. Instruments provided.
(208) 265-8229

Todd Milne - Electro-Acoustic World Fusion Music - Electric Bamboo Flute &
Ukulele, Japanese Shakuhachi, Indian Bansuri, Resonator Guitar & Octave
producer@perimetersound.com - 509-599-0907 www.MilneSounds.com

Truck Mills
Blending Blues and Americana with a strong World Music influence on a
variety of instruments and vocals.
Guitar/Slide Guitar, Turkish Saz, South American Charango, Arabic Oud.
Available for solo, or as a duo with percussionist Chris Ervin.
Also may be contacted for "Carl Rey and the Blues Gators," and
"Cryin' Shame."

Karl "Bud" Moegling
Traditional Flamenco guitar with Moorish roots, Neo Spanish Flamenco
(509) 468-8262

Michael Moon Bear
Hand Drumming
(509) 624-7573 MoonBear@Malidoma.biz
Michael is the drumming instructor at the MALIDOMA! World Drum & Dance Studio:
As a professional percussionist and educator, Michael offers instruction on a variety of traditional hand percussion: West African djembe and dunun, Egyptian doumbec, tar and deff, Afro-Cuban conga and clave. Michael is the author of “DRUM! Traditional Drum Rhythms That You Can Play Today”. He offers private and group lessons as well as facilitating public and private workshops.

"Lonesome" Lyle Morse
e-mail:  lonesomelyle@msn.com
website:  http://lylemorse.com
 acoustic blues, American roots music on guitar, with vocals & mouth harp

Heidi Muller and Bob Webb (Joseph, OR)
Heidi is an award-winning songwriter whose song “Good Road” has been heard
weekly as the theme of Northwest Public Radio’s *Inland Folk* show since
1989. She has taught and performed with Appalachian dulcimer and guitar for
over 30 years and recorded eight CDs, including three with her partner Bob
Webb on guitar, dulcimer, mandolin and electric cello.
Contact: Heidi.muller.music@gmail.com (304) 382-9422

Jonathan Nicholson 
Instrumental guitarist, plays a unique and soothing blend of New Age and World music
((509) 979-1726

Carlton Oakes
Solo guitarist that performs classical, flamenco, jazz, contemporary, Hawaiian Slack Key and
original music- three CDs are available on iTunes and CD Baby He has as performed internationally and
throughout the Pacific Northwest
CONTACT: 456-2157 carltonoakes@gmail.com carltonoakesmusic.com

Don Opsal - acoustic guitar – Celtic and alternative tunings
Contact: 509-951-7938

Robby Parker – middle eastern music from Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen & Turkey
played on the Oud, an ancient instrument dating back thousands of years.
Also available to teach oud and middle eastern drumming.
Contact Robby at 466-6382

Linda Parman
Guitar, keyboard, vocals
(509) 456-8205

Tim Platt (Rathdrum, ID)  - solo guitarist  (208) 660-3374 

Dario Ré​
Singer-songwriter, writes in English and French
​guitar, ukulele, auxiliary percussion and synthesizer.
www.dariore.com​ • DarioRe555@gmail.com509.655.2044

Steve Riggan
(509) 893-8986
Old-time Southern fiddle, Celtic fiddle, guitar, accordion, piano, Hawaiian steel, guitar and ukulele.

Rising Tide    acoustic instrumental duet comprised of Gary Burris and Jonathan Nicholson.  They have performed
all over the Northwest and  individuals and now have combined forces to create Rising Tide.  
    Contact:   gburrisguitar@gmail.com    509-299-7266

Lavinia Ross
Acoustic folk, blues and slide guitar
website: https://salmonbrookfarms.wordpress.com/music/lavinia-ross/
email: salmonbrook@earthlink.net
phone: 541-367-8485

Steve Schennum 
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Spokane, WA. Songs you never hear on the radio, but maybe you should.
Website: www.schennum.com
Email: schennum@gonzaga.edu
Phone: 509-489-7941

John Paul Shields –solo Peruvian guitar music representing two years of musical culture
and studies in Peru.       448-0663   jpshields3@hotmail.com    www.johnpaulshields.com

Bill Siems
Guitar, mandolin
(509) 747-2678 or dawn@queentika.com

Hannah Siglin  12- year old singer – songwriter-guitarist.
Contact: Brooke Siglin 443-6483 kbsiglin@msn.com

Paul Ely Smith (Palouse, WA)
African-American fretless gourd banjo music. He has been part of the Northwest music scene
since the early 1980’s when he released his critically-acclaimed LPs on the Flying Fish label. His
published research on early African -American banjo music led to the release of his recent CD,
“American Akonting” 509 878 1701 paulelysmith@gmail.com

Brad Sondahl 
Guitar, banjo,  harmonica, vocals  playing  blues, bluegrass, Old time, gospel, instrumental hymns,  original music. http://sondahl.com

Roger Sumner
Doumbek and Bodran drummer.  Performance and/or Lessons.  Spokane Valley  509-301-7153

John Sylte 208-687-6699
Old time: fiddle, banjo, harmonica Irish: Fiddle, concertina, harmonica .

There She Goes (Vancouver, Wa) Christi Mangner and Amy Wells form this alternative folk duo with intoxicating lyrics and scintillating harmonies. Texas-born voices, sassy & calming, sexy & clever
Contact: Amy Wells 360-241-3923 

Don Thomsen
Fiddle, mandolin,  recorder, harmonica, lap steel, tenor banjo.
(509) 534-3150

Two Grey Cats is a music duo featuring Don Brumfield on acoustic guitar and ukulele and Doug Roberts on acoustic bass guitar, with 2-part vocal harmony. They perform fun acoustic versions of classic rock, pop, country, and traditional Americana music. Don and Doug are both long-time professional musicians, now retired, who enjoy playing great songs in a relaxed acoustic duo setting.
Contact: HogDad@hotmail.com
​Website: ​www.twogreycats.com<http://www.twogreycats.com/index.html

Ernie Verdugo
traditional and improvisational Spanish and Flamenco guitar
509 216 0646 janiceverdugo@gmail.com

Geralyn West -   Hawaiian slack key guitar
      Contact:   509-255-9926        Gmwest990@yahoo.com

Joe Winters – Original acoustic guitar music of folk, country and contemporary style. Joe plays six string and twelve string guitar and has released four CD’s of original guitar compositions. Check out Joe’s website at www.joewinters.net. CD’s are for sale on ITunes and through Pay Pal. Joe’s music is excellent for small venues. Joe resides in Kennewick, WA and can be reached at joewinters8@msn.com or (509) 582-6847.

Yang Xu

    plays the guzheng, a traditional Chinese zither

               Contact: Yangxu1@comcast.net  (509) 499-5726

Gary Yeoman   guitar and vocals, traditional and original blues, and swing music
call me at home 509 723 1722
or on my cell...214 208 1263

If you would like to be added or modify your listing, please contact Sylvia Gobel at dancer@moxxee.com or call the SFS answerphone - (509) 828 3683