Singing, flatfoot dancing, body percussion, and banjo—it promises to be a unique night of music making on Friday, June 22 at the (new) Gays Mills Community Center.
Nationally acclaimed musicians Evie Ladin and Keith Terry will present a fantastic concert of music, rhythm, and dance as a part of their Midwest CD release tour. This musical couple, from Oakland, California, will be stopping in the Kickapoo Valley on their way from Tennessee to Minnesota.
The polyrhythmic heat and funk of Evie Ladin's clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections and from Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
Keith Terry (bass, body music, vocals) is a renowned percussionist and rhythm dancer he is also the founder of the International Body Music Festival. Body, bells, box, toys, Keith approaches bass as tonal percussion, and adds delightfully unusual elements to the show. A surprising and evocative mix of acoustic music and dance, Evie & Keith present a skilled hybrid of American folk arts.
Sponsored by the Gays Mills Folk Festival of Music and Dance, the concert will be followed by a square dance with Evie calling the dances and Keith playing bass along with area musicians. The concert will surely be a delight to experience, and the square dance will feature dances, which are learnable by all. The suggested price at the door is $10. There’s a flexible family rate as well. Call 608-629-6250 for details.