The Saturday Afternoon Show!

Scenic_beach_2Saturday, July 7
Mainstage Show, 1:30 pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Reserved-Seating Tickets: $20 ($5 for children 18 or under)

• Bertram Levy (Tango Fiddle)
• Paul Dahlin and Family (Swedish Fiddle)
• Randy Wilson (Southern Banjo)
• Paul Anastasio and Doc Denning (Western Swing and Cowboy Music)
• Jesse Wells (Southern Fiddle)
• Denis Maheux and Sans Ages (Quebecois)

Bertram Levy was the founder of the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, and produced the first Festival, in 1977. He is active on the banjo, the mandolin, and on several other instruments, including the bandoneon. Most recently, he has immersed himself in the rich tango culture of South America.

Swedish fiddler Paul Dahlin is the American “taproot” to one of Sweden’s most venerable and widely admired regional music, the music of the province of Dalarna. In 1994, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Paul the National Heritage Fellowship for his contributions as a keeper and teacher of Swedish American musical traditions, Paul was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts.

In 1974, Randy Wilson traveled to Blackey, Kentucky. Joe and Gay Nell Begley ran a country store there and Wilson sat on the porch with an orange soda, listening to Austin Miller thump his foot on the porch and ring out tunes on his banjo. That was the beginning of Wilson’s rediscovery of his roots in the mountains. He learned the guitar, the dulcimer, and the autoharp.

Paul Anastasio has played in country and bluegrass bands and won a stack of trophies in old-time fiddle Scenic_pavilion contests. He has played in all fifty states, but has retired from the road and returned to the Seattle area.

Doc Denning is known for his remarkable vocals, songwriting, and fiddle playing. His interpretations of cowboy music and western swing have led to performances with Roy Rogers, the Sons of the Pioneers, and Rex Allen, among others.

Jesse Wells has been attending fiddler’s conventions and festivals since an early age and has been greatly influenced by his father, Jamie Wells, an old-time fiddler. Jesse plays fiddle, banjo, guitar, banjo, and mandolin, and sings harmony vocals.

For twelve years, Jean-Paul Beaulieu was the leader of the legendary group Les Montagnard Laurentien. His clarinet and saxophone inspired many French Canadian folk musicians with his innovation in playing reels. In the late nineteen-forties, he was the first to play traditional tunes in a modern style.

Denis Maheux has shared the stage with such musicians as Sabin Jacques, Gaston Nolet, Normand Legault, Jean-Yves Hamel, and many, many others. He has toured for over thirty years with some of the biggest names in Quebecois music.

Tickets are available by calling Centrum at 360.385.3102, x117 or by visiting our secure online Acteva site.