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Spokane Folklore Society
Answer Phone: (509)747-2640
P.O. Box 141
Spokane, WA 99210-0141 

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Performers' Referral List

Musicians

As a public service to those seeking musicians in the Inland Northwest, the Spokane Folklore Society maintains a Performers Referral List.
Rod Anderson
Guitar backup
(509) 747-2970

Carlos Alden
Banjo
(509) 624-3360  calden3@msn.com

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

Keisha Valentina (Solo Celtic Harp $50/Hr)
Harp/Flute Duo w/ Ingrid Todhunter ($100/Hr)
Celtic/Scottish, Hymns & Original Music
Please contact Keisha Brown @ 509.448.5906


Brownhawk - Native American flute and songTommy “Kamaka ‘O Pono Borges is a native from the island of Kaua’i, Hawaii, and comes from a background of family musicians; dating back to the 1800’s. He wants to share wonderful and gentle Hawaiian Island melodies and the Aloha Spirit.
Contact: 456-6566 thomas.borges@va.govTommy “Kamaka ‘O Pono Borges is a native from the island of Kaua’i, Hawaii, and comes from a background of family musicians; dating back to the 1800’s. He wants to share wonderful and gentle Hawaiian Island melodies and the Aloha Spirit.
Contact: 456-6566 thomas.borges@va.gov

Contact: Judith Brownhawk 879-5798 judy.brownhawk@comcast.net

Che oke’ten (Paul Wagner) –(Seattle,WA) Native American flute player and traditional storyteller Contact: Michelle Garofano 206 353-7242


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

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

Carla Carnegie
509 592 7875
Fiddle, piano, accordian 

Emerson Cole, Keyboardist/Bassist available for gigs
(509) 362-5696

Frank Delaney – Guitar & Vocals, Traditional Country Blues, Original songs http://www.mtamicro.com/music.html
509) 624-7230

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 

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

Fireball Pete -  Contemporary  percussion - Japanese and Vietnamese style
improv performed by masked drummer on recycled metal drums/structures 
Douglas Nahum   321-5863

James Funke-Loubigniac      folk music on the hurdy gurdy. 
 
456-3708      
james@910391@gmail.com  

Ken Glastre
Guitar
(509) 922-8415

Ron Griese, drummer
classic rock to current rock
(208) 773-9304

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.
www.dayankai.com
(831)345-3312 or (509)238-9433
dayankai@gmail.com

Steven King, Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar, Jazz Archtop Guitar, Variety 
Band for weddings and conventions, Guitar+Flute Duo for classical
ceremonies...
1994 USA National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship winner at Winfield
22 guitar CDs sold worldwide at www.kingofguitar.com
Currently steady Tues 7-9:30 live at the Ridpath, Artisan Room, Spokane
In Concert at Guitar Acres, 28517 Perry, Chattaroy 99003 every First
Thursday of month, 7pm, $10 donation at door (509)238-6504
email: stevenking19@gmail.com
Websites: solo & band, Steven King Music: www.stevenkingmusic.com
King's Guitar CDs and Fingerstyle College: www.kingofguitar.com

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
Fiddle
(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 - Bamboo Flutes, Electronic Woodwind, Japanese Shakuhachi, Indian Bansuri, Turkish Ney, Native American Flute
producer@perimetersound.com - 509-326-7208 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."
www.truckmills.com
208-946-6956
truck@truckmills.com

Michael Moon Bear
Hand Drumming
(509) 624-7573 MoonBear@Malidoma.biz
Michael is the drumming instructor at the MALIDOMA! World Drum & Dance Studio:
http://www.malidoma.biz/
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
phone: 
509-868-3388
e-mail:  lonesomelyle@msn.com
website:  http://lylemorse.com
 acoustic blues, American roots music on guitar, with vocals & mouth harp

Jonathan Nicholson 
Instrumental guitarist, plays a unique and soothing blend of New Age and World music
((509) 979-1726
http://www.jonathannicholson.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

Leone Peterson
Piano, organ, autoharp
(509) 922-7283

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

Dario Re –singer/songwriter and  multi-instrumentalist  inspired by the  natural world, art and poetry. He conjures up  beautiful imagery and paints an alluring and magical picture with             his intricate  finger picking guitar work.   951-4841   dariore555@gmail.com   www.dariore.com

Ray Riches String Bass, home 509 487 4298 , cell 951 1543 
 rayriches@earthlink.net

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

TR Ritchie (Bellingham, WA) Award-winning songwriter, including contest at festival at Kerrville, Sisters, Napa Valley & Snowbird, with 5 CDs to his credit & an anthology of poetry.
435-210-4240 trrinutah@gmail.com 

Rick and Lavinia Ross
Acoustic folk, blues and slide guitar
website: http://home.earthlink.net/~redwine5
email: salmonbrook@earthlink.net
phone: 541-367-8485

Steve Schennum 
guitarist/singer/songwriter/mandolinist/harmonica-ist from Spokane, WA.
He has been entertaining audiences numbering in the dozens for years as
a soloist and with The Occasional String Band. He produced two CD's that
feature his songs. One is called "Balding Men with Day Jobs" and the
other is called "Grey Dust Hits". He writes codependent dysfunctional
love songs and other songs which feature topics not normally covered by
songwriters destined for success. He also writes bios about himself in
the third person .
Links: www.occasionalstring.com, www.myspace.com/occasionalstringband

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

Dennis Smith

50-something singer, acoustic/electric guitar, vocal harmony
509-496-5676 email: tunesmith55@gmail.com

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

Abel Sua
Hawaiian Slack Key guitar
(509) 926-7357, eve: (509) 921-2213

Ben Staley
Guitar
(509) 535-8618

John Sylte 208-687-6699
johnsylte@hotmail.com
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 

Sammy Thomas (Cheney, WA)  -  teen age champion  accordionist -  old-time to classical
509-230-6630 

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

Paul Wagner (see Che oke'ten)

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.

Sam Wollenhaupt
Standard and contemporary Marimba compositions
509-599-1900,

Yang Xu -   Chinese traditional instrumental  music played on the Gu Zheng, a Chinese zither
     499-5726    yangxu1@comcast.net

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
http://www.myspace.com/VooDooChurchBlues


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) 747-2640