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2017 Summer Concert Series
Date: June 17 through September 2

We have a great lineup planned this year.  It begins in June with Claude Bourbon on tour from the UK and winds up with the Jessica Lynne duo from Seattle on September 2 plus four very talented performers from the region scheduled in July and August.

We are seeking SPONSORSHIPS to allow for more intense publicity and are offering several levels, one for every budget!

Promote your business and support the performing arts in the region.  Details are below.

Email to receive a sponsorship form.
Gold Sponsor Level $600 (Deadline is May 1)
Logo on website calendar listing for each of the six concerts. The logo links to the sponsor’s website.· Logo included on the concert series poster.  Sponsor receives posters if they wish; others hang throughout the quad cities area for the duration of the series.· Logo appears on display ads that promote the entire series. ·Logo appears on each weekly newsletter sent to 1300 recipients during the series.  Logo is shown on the poster at the door for each performance.  Plus six tickets.

Silver Sponsor Level $300 (Deadline is May 1)
Logo on website calendar listing for each of the six concerts.  The logo links to the sponsor’s website. ·Logo included on the concert series poster. Logo appears on each weekly newsletter sent to 1300 recipients during the series. Sponsor receives posters if they wish; others hang throughout the quad cities area for the duration of the series. ·Logo shown on the poster at the door for each performance.   Plus four tickets.

Bronze Sponsor Level $150 (Deadline is June 5)
Business name on website calendar listing for each of the six concerts. ·Business name appears on each weekly newsletter sent to 1300 recipients during the series. Business name listed on the poster at the door for each performance.   Plus two tickets.

Supporter  (Deadline is June 5)
Business name appears on each weekly newsletter sent to 1300 recipients during the series and is also listed on the poster at the door for each performance.


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Gefilte Trout performs eastern European klezmer music


Armchair travelers, let Gefilte Trout transport you to a Jewish Wedding in Eastern Europe in the late 1800s. Hear the klezmer music that was played then, and is still played now, for Jewish weddings and dances (e.g., bulgars, horas, kolomeykes, shers, waltzes). Listen to songs sung in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino (the language of the Jewish people of Spain) and hear the stories behind them. Enjoy the taste of traditional desserts with some coffee or tea. Then, if you wish, you can buy Gefilte Trout’s new CD - Moscow Klezmer - to help you remember the music-filled evening. Founded in 2005, Gefilte Trout grew out of the band Dancing Trout which played American oldtime fiddle music for dances. We learned some klezmer music to play for Chanukah parties, and we fell in love with the music. Since 2005, Gefilte Trout has played for weddings, the Spokane Folk Festival, the Cordelia Church, the Moscow Renaissance Faire, the Moscow Farmers’ Market, One-World Café, the Coop, and the Empty Bowl fundraising event for Oxfam.  Our players include talent from Moscow and from Pullman, including Mary Donohoe (vocals and percussion), Carla Chandler (violin), Bill Voxman (clarinet), Greg Donohoe (upright bass), Bill Thompson (guitar), and Bill Thomson (mandolin).

Learn more and hear Gefilte Trout's music on their Facebook page.

The admission price includes ethnic desserts and tea.  Wine and beer will be for sale.

Doors open at 6:15; music starts at 7:00.
Dan Maher of Inland Folk
Cost: $15.00
Date: Saturday May 20, 7-9pm

Doors open at 6:15pm with beer, wine and snacks for sale.  Music starts at 7pm.

Dan Maher has been one of our most treasured musical resources on the Palouse for over 25 years.  He will be singing folk tunes with his guitar accompaniment at this performance.  As a performer, Dan is wonderfully engaging and entertaining.  He shares new songs, old favorites, stories and lots of fun and laughter.

As the host of Northwest Public Radio's Inland Folk, Dan has introduced us all to an amazing amount of folk, Celtic, and bluegrass music.  His knowledge of folk music is incredibly vast, and luckily for all of us, he delights in sharing his knowledge.  Dan spends four or five hours planning and recording each week's program.

Dan Maher originally fell in love with folk music as a teenager growing up in Spokane. A celebrated musician, he actually began his career in music during his college years at Washington State University, performing covers of the Eagles and Neil Young in venues around the area. His love for folk eventually led to his involvement with public radio as the host of what has come to be the weekly three-hour folk music radio show, Inland Folk, which is approaching its 31st year on the air. He is his own producer, editor and engineer for the show.

We are pleased to have Dan Maher and Inland Folk sponsoring our Summer Concert Series again this year.

Palouse Country Cowboy Poets & Musicians
Cost: $10.00
Date: Sunday, May 21, 2 pm in the afternoon

The Palouse Country Cowboy Poetry Association is doing their spring performance at the Dahmen Barn and will include Western music. The group has been performing twice a year since the Barn opened. We are pleased to have them back.

Poets - Dave Wahl & Dave Nordquist
Musicians - Jim Aasen, Hal Olson & The Panhandle Cowboys (Dave Fulfs & JB Barber)
EMCEE - Eric Larson

In 1991 Baxter Black, probably today’s best known cowboy poet, told a group of Palouse country enthusiasts gathered in Asotin, Washington, that cowboy poetry was the fastest growing western cultural activity and that they should get involved. The group members ruminated on that statement, some attended gatherings (poetry and music performing sessions) and some began writing cowboy poetry. Finally, in 1995, following a cowboy poetry workshop led by local cowboy poet, the group decided to develop a more formal organization and the Palouse Country Cowboy Poetry Association was formed with seven members. Today there are about 40 members, both cowboy poets and musicians, coming from all over the Palouse.
SUMMER CONCERT #1 of 6: Claude Bourbon - Medieval & Spanish blues (guitar and vocals)
Cost: $15.00
Date: Saturday, June 17, 7 to 9 pm

Doors open at 6:15; no advance ticket sales.  Enjoy local wine, beer and snacks.

Claude Bourbon is on tour from the UK.  We are excited about him kicking off our 2017 Summer Concert Series.

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O'Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong (Van Morisson), Jose barrense Dias and many more.  Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale; JS Bach....

One reviewer even noted that although "Claude’s roots were in blues, that is like saying Leonardo da Vinci was a painter.” Intrigued?  Experience an evening of exploration!

This French-born guitarist grew up in Switzerland where for a time he was classically trained, but he soon felt the need to explore the guitar without the limitations of written music and delved headlong into folk, blues, jazz and rock music. Now based in the UK, he has become a world-renowned player, highly acclaimed for his finger-picking style—plucking, picking and strumming at such speed that his fingers seem to appear just as a blur. This latest album utilizes strains of folk, western, jazz and blues through such melodic delights as the traditional English Dance, the hypnotic Rodrigo and a gorgeous version of the Rolling Stones’ Angie. Claude also adds vocals to some tracks such as Rhyme or Reason and The End of the World displaying a slightly gruff, world-weary voice.

Bourbon first picked up a guitar when he was fifteen after hearing an instrumental version of the traditional House of the Rising Sun, apparently coming from a neighbor's garage, which not only gave him the inspiration to pick up the guitar, but also to seek out new kinds of music such as the Spanish flamenco style of guitarists like Paco De Lucia, the more rock orientated Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple) and the ragtime blues playing of Blind Blake as well as the works of various classical composers such as Joaquin Rodrigo and JS Bach.

Click HERE to go to Claude's website where you can listen and also watch him performing.


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SUMMER CONCERT #2 of 6: Bridges Home
Cost: $15.00
Date: Saturday, July 8, 7 to 9 pm

Tickets are sold only at the door beginning at 6:15. Wine and beer are available for purchase by ages 21+.

From Sandpoint, Idaho, Bridges Home is Tami, Dave and Paul Gunter - a trio of lead vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, performing transformed Americana, Celtic, Roots - and many originals.  Bridges Home lays shimmering harmonies over a changing line-up of instruments and a unique take on three-part foot percussion to drive the music forward.  Instruments include guitar, tenor ukulele, clawhammer banjo, accordion, octave mandolin, Celtic harp, cigar box guitar, resonator slide guitar, bass, Irish whistles, bodhran, stompbox and washboard.  With their popular transition to festival shows and theater concerts, Bridges Home has placed a new emphasis on sharing their striking originals and the stories behind them.

Bridges Home got standing ovations for their 2015 and 2016 performances at the Barn so we invited them back.

Say others about Bridges Home performances:
~ "A shared musical journey that resulted in a rousing standing ovation and calls for more.” - Rhea Verbanic/Pearl Theater
~ "Entertaining, endearing and eclectic ....” - Dyno Wahl/The Festival at Sandpoint 

~ "Bridges Home was a hit with our audience at the Medora Musical - a perfect fit.” - Randy Hatzenbuhler/Medora Foundatio
~ "Performers who clearly have a passion for their craft … the highlight of our summer concert series!” - Marybeth Wilson/Southwest Mont. Arts Council

Go to to hear this talented trio.


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SUMMER CONCERT #3 OF 6: The Hankers
Cost: $15.00
Date: Saturday, July 15, 7 to 9 pm

Tickets available only at the door.  Doors open at 6:15 with wine, beer and snacks available.  Music starts at 7:00.

The Hankers are a dynamic country, southern rock and blues band who expertly blends extraordinary vocals with a powerhouse of instrumental talent that not only promises to entertain, but will also have the audience hankerin' for more.

From the moment that nationally renowned fiddler, and front man, Keith Niehenke steps out on stage and touches bow to fiddle there is not an empty space on the dance floor or wandering eye in the house. Remembered wherever he plays — from Germany to Country Thunder in Wisconsin - and recognized wherever he goes as the energetic and multi-talented artist who plays fiddle behind his back and blows fire from his violin, Keith has been professionally engaging audiences with his unique and amazing musical talents and his heart-stealing smile for 25 years.

Keith has performed all over of the United States, Canada, and Europe, opening for numerous acts including: Chris LeDoux, Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Montgomery Gentry, Brooks and Dunn, Le Ann Womack, Reba McEntire, Collin Raye, Joan Jett, Big and Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Terri Clark, and many, many more.

Not only is Keith an incredible fiddle player, but he is also an accomplished guitar, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica player. Keith has played for The Academy of Country Music Awards, at numerous state and county fairs, festivals, concerts, casinos, and many clubs all over the world.

The Hankers also comprises and showcases the wide-ranging and collective talents of the beautiful and vivacious lead singer Julie Layne Niehenke, whose powerfully rich southern voice and energetic stage presence has mesmerized audiences all over the country at many notorious rodeos, state fairs, and numerous sporting and political venues with her incomparable rendition of The National Anthem and so many other beautiful country and blues songs.

Lead guitarist Greg Stephens, has also played professionally for 25 years, and has toured all over the word. Bass player Seth Humphrey, is fun, spunky, and known as the band's "eye-candy” to their audiences. Rounding out this talented line-up is the rock-solid Gary Hassler on drums.

Both Greg and Gary had toured with the USO to places like Japan and Korea, and have opened for many acts such as; Martina McBride, Marty Stuart, and George Jones, and Craig Morgan just to name a few. Seth has opened for many talented artists including; George Jones, Brad Paisley, Tracy Lawrence, and Josh Turner.

The Hankers are an energetic group of ticket-worthy musicians who have played with one another for many years. They are available to play for most any crowd; from fairs to clubs to private parties. They are also experienced in playing with and for other artists.

The Hankers have pleased audiences everywhere and performed at many different type of venues over their history. They have played everything from fairs and festivals, concert halls, small night clubs, huge honky-tonks, concert halls, weddings, and private parties.

Click HERE to see and hear The Hankers in action.


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SUMMER CONCERT #4 of 6: The Cherry Sisters Revival
Cost: $15.00
Date: Saturday, August 5, 7 to 9 pm

Tickets are sold only at the door beginning at 6:15.  Wine and beer are available for purchase by ages 21+.

A silly string band of ukuleles, a banjo, percussion, and vocals playing an eclectic collection from old country to traditional, and everything in between.

The Cherry Sisters Revival group's style may be described as "sophisticated primitive." It's a blend of old time traditional folk music, country, a little bluegrass, and some other treats thrown in for pure fun.·The music will appeal to all ages and all interests. The Cherry Sisters Revival works hard at getting the audience to participate in their performances. They give a high energy performance full of fun, laughs, some bad jokes, and all around good music.

The Cherry Sisters Revival was formed in the spring of 2015. They have performed around the region, including The Green Frog and Palouse Caboose in Palouse; One World Café, the Moscow Food Co-Op, Moscow Brewery, and the Hunga Dunga Brewing Company in Moscow; Merry Cellars in Pullman; and several private parties from Coeur d’Alene to Boise.

Tracie Brelsford and Connie Steiger were born and raised in Pullman. They attended high school together and have stayed in touch since. Shelly Gilmore lives in Moscow and met Connie at a ukulele group (the Ukulele Players of the Palouse). After attending an ukulele band-camp, Shelly and Connie learned several songs in the traditional and jug band genre, and were hooked on the feel and vibe of that Americana-type of music. They were convinced they wanted to start a band to learn more about the music and simply have fun. They knew they needed a vocalist and percussionist, so Connie got in touch with Tracie. The three played together once and had so much fun, they knew they wanted to pursue forming the band. They struggled with a name for the group until Tracie heard an exposé on the radio about the original Cherry Sisters, who were a group of actual sisters from Iowa performing in a notorious vaudeville touring act in the late 19th century. They were known for their antics and often controversial stage presence. Tracie, Shelly and Connie thought it would be a good act to follow, because they probably couldn’t do any worse. So the Cherry Sisters Revival was born. Connie and Shelly play several different kinds of ukuleles, along with a wide array of instruments including the concertina, harmonica, and washboard. Tracie is the lead vocalist, plays a bucket full of percussion instruments, and picks a mean electric banjo.

Click HERE to listen to this fun group. 


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SUMMER CONCERT #5 of 6: Sesitshaya Marimba Band
Cost: $15.00
Date: Saturday, August 19, 7 to 9 pm
Tickets at the door beginning 6:15 with wine, beer and snacks available for purchase.

This performance will be outdoors if weather permits.  Chairs will be provided.

The Sesitshaya Marimba Band plays traditional and contemporary songs from Sub-Saharan Africa and shares the lively rhythmic sounds of the sonorous Kwanongoma marimbas of Zimbabwe. Built in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, they produce the full earthy tones that characterize the music and are the only Kwanongomas in the region. We create a unique, high-spirited musical signature by blending the Kwanongoma sound with marimbas built in the Pacific Northwest.

We are dedicated to continuing the musical traditions of Zimbabwe but our music is also from South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and the Caribbean Islands. We enjoy sharing the background of our songs and often sing in Shona, one of Zimbabwe’s major indigenous languages. We love audience involvement and encourage people to dance, clap in accompaniment, tap their feet, sing and generally enjoy the high energy and fun of this world music.

Our audiences say they love the sounds and rhythms of this African music. Rhythm is the heart of the music; it’s hard to sit still and is music that makes you happy. It is energetic and easy to like and it appeals to all ages. Children can’t sit still when they hear it and their natural instinct to move bursts out. That can happen to adults too. We want people to feel free to dance in any way they want. As the African saying goes "If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing.”

 Sesitshaya Marimba began in 2003 under the direction of Zimbabwean Tendekai Kuture and continued under Tendai Muparutsa. These men were our coaches, teachers and composer/arrangers, giving us authentic music from their homeland to share.

We play across the Northwest at Folk Festivals such as Tumbleweed, the 3 Rivers Folk Society Festival, in Richland, and the Spokane Folk Festival as well as regionally for a variety of events including the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and the Renaissance Fair in Moscow.

When not playing with Sesitshaya Marimba, the performers are women from Moscow, Idaho who are financial advisors, microbiologists, dieticians, elementary and secondary teachers and university professors. Described as "really cool chicks” by high school students at their Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Clinic, they are: Sue Byrne, Kathy Dawes, Mary Donohoe, JoAnn Evans, Kirstin Malm, Elinor Michel, Molly Pannkuk, Mimi Pengilly, Gail Smallwood and Diane Walker, Sesitshaya Marimba is often joined by Tim and Rylie Malm, the teen-age children of our Roadies — the Malm family.

Sesitshaya Marimba is a non-profit group. We have produced three CDs and use them to collect donations for an International Student Scholarship Fund that has supplemented funds for several University of Idaho African students including nine Libyan families stranded here without funds due to the government embargo.

Learn more about Sesitshaya Marimba, see photos & videos on Facebook.


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SUMMER CONCERT #6 of 6: Jessica Lynne duo from Seattle
Cost: $15.00
Date: Saturday, September 2, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Ticket sales at the door only.  Doors open at 6:15; with beer and wine for sale to ages 21+.   Music starts at 7:00.

Sometimes authentic country music artists do not grow up in what we would consider hotbeds of country music. Sometimes they grow up in Haslev, Denmark, the native town of current Seattle resident, Jessica Lynne, a sensational and rising country star and one of London Tone Music’s most successful artists. She explains how it all started: "When I was 12, I was home with the flu and our TV provider had a "chance channel” available for a limited time. Well, this time it was CMT and being at home with nothing to do and feeling really horrible, I just kind of left it on that channel and little by little just fell in love with the genre.” Faith Hill’s, Wild One, a song that was #1 at the time, inspired her immediately. "I felt like she was singing about me,” she remembers. "It touched my heart in a way that I had never felt before.”  

Making the move from Haslev to Seattle a few years ago was actually not as strange a transition as it seems. Her Dad and his family live in Seattle and Jessica felt that being surrounded by a supportive network of family would be the kind of positive energy she needed to adjust to the big change.  

Once settled, Jessica wasted no time adjusting to both the physical landscape, which had many elements similar to Denmark, but to the musical landscape, as well. Her great songwriting and singing talent combined with her drive, focus, warmth and friendliness, made her not only an instant favorite with the country music promoters and clubs in the greater Seattle area, but also with other musicians in town. Jessica loves to write and play music so much that she is known to play almost every night of the week somewhere, sometimes as the headliner, other times as support for her many musical friends.  

In 2011, buoyed by her belief in her original material and a successful Kickstarter campaign, Jessica released, Spiritual Cowgirl, a four-song collection her growing fan base loved. She followed that up in 2013 with a single, Mississippi in July and an award-winning video of the song recorded at Seattle’s Columbia City Theater with her band, The Cousins. 2013 also began an amazing journey for Jessica with a local audition for the Texaco Country Showdown, the largest country music talent search in the United States. After winning a series of additional state match-ups, Jessica landed the top spot as the Washington State Winner.  

In February of 2014, she was chosen to fly to Nashville to audition for The Voice. Being in Nashville for the first time was something Jessica took full advantage of, soaking it all in, hearing music and feeling, as you can imagine, very much at home.

On February 24, 2014, Jessica released her first single for London Tone Music, Calling Me Home, as part of their 52�—52 label launch. Produced by Geoff Ott at London Bridge Studio, it’s a song inspired by how comfortable she feels in the Pacific Northwest. Between the familiar landscape and the fact that her music has been so well received by so many, Jessica wrote a beautiful country love song to her new home.  

Following up on the heels of that success is her second single, My My My, an inspiring, empowering track about following your dreams. Jessica explains the inspiration for the song, "When I saw my friend in Denmark (who also happens to be a country music fan) working her butt off following her dreams this song started coming into my head. It’s a story I think a lot of us can relate to. The one where we put our dreams on hold because they seem too big or scary or because, in our early years, we let someone talk us out of them. And then as we realize we are incomplete without them, we start following them again. That’s where the ‘Oh my, my little country girl you didn’t miss much’ is a nod to what we feel like we missed out on while we were following someone else’s dream. Halfway through the song I realized, hey, this is my story too and that’s where my favorite line came from: ‘There’s a girl inside you and she’s longing to be free. I know what it feels like ’cause she’s still inside of me.’  

A pro at engaging her growing legions of admirers, she asked her fans to choose her next single. "It was an amazing thrill having the fans pick my single,” Jessica recalls enthusiastically. ”The responses I got were both funny and heartwarming. I put up three very different songs and every day I looked at the stats, they were different — the songs were neck and neck. At the end they were only apart by a few votes, but My My My was the winner. I know a lot of girls and women have told me it’s like I took their thoughts and put them into a song — I believe that’s why this song won.”  

Since signing to London Tone Music, Jessica’s life has been a whirlwind of activity and it’s definitely not stopping anytime soon, as she shares, "I was able to continue on with my music career on a full time basis. I have opened for amazing artists like Keith Anderson, opened the Watershed Festival with headliners like Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw. I got to perform in front of more than 20,000 people on Independence Day in Oregon. I have assembled an amazing team and we are planning for a full album release through London Tone Music and an extensive promotional tour to support it! We are all very excited about it!”

Click HERE to listen to Jessica Lynne's beautiful voice.


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