KAUAI OLD TIME GATHERING

NOVEMBER 21-24, 2019

Old time music and culture festival in the heart of Kokee State Park

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We are so pleased to welcome back from Louisiana, Ann Savoy, this time with the Magnolia Sisters! The Magnolia Sisters are an all-woman band who play many styles of Cajun French music from southwest Louisiana. From dancehall Cajun to primitive Creole, from house music to front porch ballads, much of the body of the Magnolia Sisters' music has been gleaned from a long buried wealth of Cajun jewels found in their extensive personal music archives.


CAMERON DEWHITT

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Cameron DeWhitt is a clawhammer banjoist and Old Time musician living in Portland, Oregon. He hosts the weekly podcast Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends, which features conversations and musical collaborations with today’s most influential traditional musicians, like Jake Blount, Paul Brown, Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones, Gailanne Amundsen, John Reischman, Ken Perlman, Adam Hurt, and Spencer & Rains. As an interviewer, Cameron balances an effusive curiosity for the potential of traditional music with a dogged respect for its origins. Serving as audience surrogate, Cameron asks illuminating questions to Old Time's best and brightest while telling the larger story of the tradition's modern era. And with over 100 episodes released and no signs of slowing, Get Up in the Cool is quickly becoming one of the largest available archives of new Old Time recordings.

BELLES OF THE LEVEE

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“Voices as sweet as songbirds in a flowering tree” - Janine Volkmar Scene Mad River Union. One foggy day while wandering the muddy shores of Northern Californiaʻs Humboldt Bay, long lost sisters Beverly Twist and Nola Pierce at last reunite in sweet harmony. Ever since, these close harmony Sirens have been navigating the deep haunted waters of early jazz and Americana music. From slow, bluesy bends in the river to wild jazzy rapids, Belles of the Levee will take you on a musical cruise into the past on a swift, modern current to share tunes so old theyʻre new!

EVIE LADIN

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A prolific singer-songwriter, dancer and square dance caller, the polyrhythmic heat of Evie Ladinʻs clawhammer banjo has been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.

KEITH TERRY

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Keith Terry is a renowned percussionist/rhythm dancer, and the founder of the International Body Music Festival. A pioneer in contemporary Body Music with deep ties to traditional forms, Keith produces large-scale intercultural collaborations and educational outreach. Keith brings a cinematic ear to playing bass as tonal percussion, with bells, box, body and toys.

LITTLE MISSY

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Little Missy is a mother daughter duo featuring traditional and new old time music by Janie Rothfield and daughter, Shona Carr. These two powerhouse old time musicians meld traditional Appalachian style music with their own compositions and songs. The Little Missy sound celebrates their individuality and undeniable genetic connection!   With interesting instrumental combinations that include double fiddle, clawhammer banjo, tenor guitar and guitar, hot tunes, soulful ballads and great harmonies, Little Missy doesn't miss!  

JANE ROTHFIELD

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Janie Rothfield is an American Fiddler and American Old Time clawhammer banjo player who is widely recognized for her traditional and inventive style and her own award winning original tunes.  She has been performing, recording and teaching music that is rooted in Traditional American and Celtic Music since her teens when she started playing with older generation musicians from New England, North Carolina and Quebec.  Janie has traveled the world with her unique brand of traditional based music including the UK, France, Germany, Holland, Australia, Canada and throughout the USA.  She has over 15 recordings to her credit.

Janie currently performs as a solo artist and with HEN’S TEETH (with cellist Nathan Bontrager), with Scottish Singer/Guitarist ALLAN CARR (her husband), with CORACREE (Contra Dance and Folk Band), with Breton Fiddle star, YUNA LEON and with LITTLE MISSY (with her daughter SHONA CARR).

Janie has taught both fiddle and banjo at camps, festivals and workshops around the world and is the founder and director of Janie’s Jumpstart Weekend Music Camps.

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More to be announced!

2019 confirmed workshops:

  • leo kiʻekiʻe old time Hawaiian falsetto singing

  • square dance

  • harmony singing

  • old time fiddle

  • old time banjo

  • old time guitar

  • Hawaiian ʻolelo

  • ʻulu cookoff

  • Hawaiian steel guitar

  • hula

  • body percussion

    +++ MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!

Workshop descriptions and performance schedule will be announced late Spring 2019.

Tickets and accommodations available Summer 2019.