BOTMC Spring Fling
Sunday, May 16, 2010, 11:00 am afternoon activities: family dance, concerts, workshops, jamming FREE
May 16 11:00 am


  • 11:00 am to noon - Family dance with caller Evie Ladin and music by the BOTMC All Stars—all ages welcome!
  • Noon to 12:30 pm - Extraterrestrial appearance by the Spoonoplians.
  • 1:00 pm - Crooked Jades Trio: nouveau old time music by Jades founders Jeff Kazor & Lisa Berman, with Erik Pearson and special guest Genessa Kealoha.
  • 1:45 pm - Ray Bierl: Ray has been performing music from a cross the broad American landscape for well on to five decades.
  • 2:30 pm - Sheila Kay Adams and Willy Claflin: renowned North Carolina ballad singer and storyteller Sheila Kay (who was featured at the 2008 BOTMC) will team up with her San Francisco colleague, storyteller and ballad singer Willy Claflin.
  • 3:15 pm - Hadassah Gospel Hour: Old-time three-part harmonies and foot-stomping fiddle tunes from Evie Ladin, Suzy Thompson, and Allegra Yellin.
  • 4:00 pm - Ragtime Skedaddlers: The Ragtime Skedaddlers (Dave Krinkel, Nick Robinson and Dennis Pash) explore the long tradition of ragtime music played on stringed instruments, with twin mandolin rags, cakewalks, two-steps, marches and waltzes from late 19th and early 20th century America.
  • 4:45 pm - Alex Sharps: teenage multi-instrumentalist and singer Alex Sharps.
  • 5:30 pm - Alan Senauke & Eric Thompson: Growing up in New York and California respectively, master guitarists Alan Senauke and Eric Thompson have each been playing old-time music since their early teens.


  • 1:00 pm - Suzy Thompson "Stringband Blues Jam"
  • 1:00 pm - Evie Ladin "A History of Percussive Dance Demo"
  • 1:00 pm - Sheila Kay Adams and Willie Claflin "Sing me a story: ballads and story-songs"
  • 2:00 pm - Allegra Yellin "Slow Jam"
  • 2:00 pm - Dane Miller "Bluegrass and Oldtime crossover tunes"
  • 3:00 pm - "Cajun Jam" with the Midnite Ramblers
  • 3:00 pm - Karen Celia Heil - "Shades of Clyde - bring your sunglasses" (fiddle)
  • 4:00 pm - Ray Bierl "Guitar: A Dozen Ways to Work a Flatpick"
  • 4:00 pm - Lauren Carley "4-part Harmony Singing - 2 Traditional American Songs"

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