Free Two Hour Live Concert!
KPBX LIVE BROADCAST
from the FALL FOLK FESTIVAL
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 11am to 1pm
Spokane Community College Lair Auditorium
1810 North Green Street, Spokane, WA 99217
KPBX hosts Verne Windham and Carlos Alden set the stage and introduce an outstanding lineup of eclectic talent at this years live Fall Folk Festival broadcast from the Lair Auditorium on the campus of Spokane Community College. Musician Brad Keeler provides Prairie Home Companion-style backup to our hosts witty commentary. Come, be a part of the live studio audience for a great two-hour show featuring performances from some of the best muscians in the region. This year, a tribute to Veteran’s Day will be on the schedule, as well as a farcical look at the Mayan calendar. Multi-instrumentalist Brad Keeler provides musical accompaniment throughout the program.
2012 LIVE BROADCAST LINEUP
Vagabonds Balkan Brass Band
The Vagabonds Balkan Brass Bandplays youthful, energetic Roma (Gypsy) music from Romania, Serbia, and other Balkan countries. They are a group of musicians from Lewis and Clark and Ferris High Schools, organized by Gabe Soileau. Band members are: Carl Wall and Schuyler Asplin, trumpets; Mitchell Hamm, sax; Matt Copley, tuba; Micah Vogel, violin; Riley Jesset, drums; Gabe Soileau, accordion, vocals, and music arrangement.
Yang Xu, originally from China, moved to Spokane in 2003. She is passionate about all Chinese arts, having acted in reenactments of the Beijing Opera and having studied how to make Chinese ink watercolors in the style of the Song Dynasty, about 1000 CE. She has had a number of exhibitions and demonstrations of her painting in Spokane and Pullman. Recently, she has taken up an interest in the Guzhung, a traditional Chinese zither with 21 strings, and will be performing on it at the Folk Festival this year.
The Plaid Cat Trio
Kevin Pace & the Early Edition
In the fall of 2010 a brand new band formed with the intentions of bringing a “real southern” traditional bluegrass sound to the great northwest. Headed up by a true southerner, Kevin Pace is doing just that. After several years of being a sideman for different bands, his desire to front his own has finally come true. He has put together a group of young, talented pickers and singers who can thrill audiences with their musical abilities and youthful energy.
Tracy Spring has won multiple regional awards for her compelling vocals, versatile guitar playing, and reflective songwriting. She displays a style all her own while combining blues, swing, old R&B, jazz, and folk. Tracy is a seasoned performer in folk venues and festivals throughout North America and Australia.
Robbins' Rebels is a group of musicians dedicated to the precision, excellence, and passion of rudimental drumming, the art form as taught by Howie Robbins and the Northwest Academy of Percussion. In addition, Robbins' Rebels performs traditional and newly composed fife and drum music and strives to bring this exciting music and performance style back to the Inland Northwest. Most of the members used to belong to the Percussion Naut Patriots, a Spokane-based drum, bugle, fife and drum corps, which originated back in the 1970s. Most of the beautiful rope drums you will see come from New England and are hand-made by drum makers of that region. They are typical of the drums used by fife and drum corps today.
Caridwen & Greg Spatz
Mighty Squirrel members Caridwen and Greg Spatz will share the stage to present a powerhouse performance of classic and original fiddle tunes. Hailing from Canida, Caridwen has been studying violin since the age of 13 and is fluent in many styles, especially Celtic and Klezmer. Greg is best known as a band member with John Reishman and the Bluejays, and has toured extensively with an impressive list of performers.
Either as a solo or with a group, has opened for, or performed at events featuring Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Etta Baker, Roy Book Binder, and other luminaries of roots music. In 1999, Brad was awarded first place in flatpick guitar, fingerstyle guitar, slide guitar (second in mandolin) at the annual Florida Old Time Music Championships. In his own trio, he sings and plays guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and harmonica. His solo albums have earned critical praise in the press.