There is a lot of music going on in the next week. You can get up and dance, or sit and listen but be sure to at least tap your toes. You shouldn’t ignore the beat.July 20
This month’s community contra dancers will take to the floor of the Old Blaine Schoolhouse south of Moscow from 8 to 10:30 p.m. July 20.
A free family dance, with a jam band playing the tunes, begins at 5 p.m., followed by a covered-dish meal starting at 6:30 p.m. Free dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m.
The main dance will feature Paul Smith on fiddle and Alex Roberts on guitar, with Erik Weberg as caller.
Contra dancing is a social folk dance that can be done without a partner. Dancers form two long lines with pairs of dancers then progressing up and down the lines.
The schoolhouse is at the corner of Eid and Blaine roads, and a map may be found online at www.palousefolk.org.
Cost is $8 regular price, $6 for Palouse Folklore Society members and $5 for first-time dancers.
One Street Over, a duo based in Coeur d’Alene, will bring a wide variety of music to the stage at 7 p.m. July 20 at the Mystic Cafe in downtown Lewiston.
The band’s genres include R&B, pop, blues and country, and members include Michael Lewis (vocals/guitar) and Bridgette Lewis (vocals). The band formed in Nashville in 1999.
The cafe is at 1303 Main St.
Bridges Home, a duo playing Americana and roots music, will give a concert July 20 at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown.
Ticket sales begin at the door at 6:15 p.m. and the music starts at 7. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Bridges Home is comprised of Tami Belzer Gunter and Dave Gunter, both lead vocalists and multi-instrumentalists on, among others, the banjo, ukulele, mandolin, accordian and, of course, guitar. They play both traditional and original songs in a variety of genres, including Celtic, old-time, bluegrass and blues.
The concert is the third in the barn’s Summer Concert Series.
Cost is $15, and tickets may be purchased at the door beginning at 6:15 p.m, with food, wine, beer and snacks available for purchase.
The barn is at 419 N. Park Way.
The Nashville-based blues and rock band Too Slim and the Taildraggers will make another stop at John’s Alley in Moscow July 23.
Music is set to begin at 8 p.m.
The band is led by guitarist and vocalist Tim “Too Slim” Langford, and also includes Jeffrey “Shakey” Fowlkes on drums and Zach Kasik on bass and vocals. The group has collected myriad awards, including 11 times being named best band by the Portland-based Cascade Blues Association, which inducted it into its hall of fame in 2009, according to the band’s social media account. In 2012, the Washington Blues Society in Seattle presented the band with its lifetime achievement award and named the group to its hall of fame.
Cost is $10. John’s Alley is at 114 E. Sixth St., Moscow.