Second Sunday features Bowers

AMASA—On Sunday, Jan. 13, the Second Sunday Folk Dance will present autoharp virtuoso Bryan Bowers in concert, along with opening performances by White Water and fiddling sisters Carrie and Emma Dlutkowski at Fortune Lake Camp.
    The concert begins at 4 p.m. After the concert portion of the evening, the Front Parlor Dance Band and dance caller Steve Kickert provide dance music and instruction until 7.
    This will be Bowers’ 18th appearance on the Second Sunday Folk Dance stage.
    “Each year, Bowers embarks on his midwinter tour from his homestead nestled on the edge of a temperate rainforest north of Seattle, Wash,” said Dean Premo, who along with Bette Premo hosts the Second Sunday series.
    “He points his car toward Iron County, Michigan, stopping along the way to do concerts and visit long-time friends.”
    Bowers has been a major presence on the North American folk music scene since the mid-1960’s. His concerts combine powerful singing and great storytelling, but his fame comes from being one of the world’s autoharp masters. His arrangements are embroidered with warmth and expression.  
    He is one of America’s most respected folk music professionals.
    “He is a 78-year-old force of nature,” Bowers said.
    After January, the remaining lineup of guest musicians for the 34th Second Sunday season includes Red Tail Ring (Feb. 10), Kitty Donohoe (March 10), and Jack Williams (April 14).
    A season schedule and more about the musicians for the Second Sunday Folk Dance is available at