CRYSTAL FALLS—On Sunday, Jan. 12, the Second Sunday Folk Dance welcomes autoharp legend Bryan Bowers.
The concert starts at 4 p.m. at the Fortune Lake Camp here.
White Water (Dean and Bette Premo) host the Second Sunday concert/dance events and opens the event with a short concert, joined by Carrie, Emma and Susan Dlutkowski.
Bowers will then perform the featured concert. Music for the dance portion of the evening is by The Front Parlor Dance Band with dance calling by Bette Premo.
A Brian Bowers concert is a unique event. A master of the autoharp, he combines his virtuosity with distinctive singing and engaging storytelling.
Bowers’ creativity and talent have won him induction into Frets Magazine’s First Gallery of the Greats. This distinction put him alongside the likes of Chet Atkins, David Grisman, Stephan Grappelli, Itzhak Perlman and Mark O’Connor.
Bowers concert sets integrate comical tunes with songs of quiet reverence and everything in between.
All Second Sunday Folk Dance events begin promptly at 4 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.
Admissions are $7/adult and children 15 and under are free.
The remaining line-up of guest musicians for the 29th season includes LJ Booth and Chris Kokesh (Feb. 9), Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys (March 9) and Red Tail Ring (April 13).
Those who would like to sponsor the SSFD with a tax-deductable donation are asked to contact Bette Premo at 906-822-7889.
Second Sunday sponsors include Angeli Foods, Badwater Guitars, Crystal Lumber Building & Supply, Andrew Davis, Ralph and Jean Eckerberg, Doug Felger, David and Julie Holperin, Geoffrey Lawrence, Lindwall Motors Inc., Microsoft, Northern Michigan Bank & Trust, Paula Pryor, John and Judy Reed, Nelson Rounds, Tall Pines Grocery, William Verrette, Mike and Nancy Lewis, John and Helen McFarland, Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp and White Water Associates.
Again this year, the SSFD offers an Old-time Music Jam Session lead by fiddler Bob Arthur. This is held in the dining hall at Fortune Lake Camp between 1 and 3 p.m.
“Bring an instrument (including your voice) and play along,” said a spokesperson.
There is no charge for the jam session.
The Fortune Lake Camp is located between Iron River and Crystal Falls, two miles west of Crystal Falls on U.S. 2. (Turn south on Bible Camp Road and drive for less than a quarter mile. Turn right on Fortune Lake Camp Road and just drive a short distance).
Lodging in either high-comfort or rustic accommodations is available at Fortune Lake Camp. For lodging reservations, call 906-875-3697.