Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Hear Bearfoot at Benefit Concert January 8th

From Mary Gellhaus --

Bearfoot, a young Alaskan band, will perform a concert of bluegrass music at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave., Tuesday, January 8, at 7 p.m.

A silent auction featuring native Alaskan arts and crafts will be held at 6 p.m. and salmon snacks will be served.

concert will benefit Dancing with Spirit, a new bluegrass program for kids in Native villages in Alaska and Canada. Tickets for the concert are adults, $10, K-12 students are free. The Rev. Belle Mickelson is director of the Bearfoot Band.

Bearfoot features harmony singing, twin fiddles, exquisite mandolin and guitar solos and solid bass playing bluegrass,blues, jazz, old-time and folk music. This national touring band started in 1999 when the five members were teenage counselors at a 4-H Music Camp in Cordova, Alaska. They won the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2001. They have also performed at the International Bluegrass Muisc Association Festival, the Wintergrass Festival, and the Rockygrass Fesitval.

You can visit Bearfoot and hear some of their music on their site on MySpace. Be patient -- allow time for the site to load.

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