The following is a list of events hosted by Free Ceramics at the Studio Art Center.
Other activities Free Ceramics is participating in and “NOT” at the Studio Art Center, begin with double astericks “**”
Sassafras Stomp! January 23rd, 7:30 pm
Join us for a magical evening of music by Johanna Davis and Adam Nordell.
Maine based, high-energy folk duo Sassafras Stomp performs Saturday, January 23rd at the Free Ceramics Studio Art Center. Musicians Johanna Davis and Adam Nordell showcase an array of traditional fiddle tunes and original songs reflecting on their lives as part-time organic farmers, part time itinerant musicians. The duo hits the stage with fiddle bow flying and boots stomping, Saturday at 7:30 pm at the Studio Art Center, located at 650 Logan St.
Admission is by $10 suggested donation. BYOB welcome, doors open at 7:00.
The band’s music is inspired my regional folk music traditions and reflects the couple’s roots on opposite sides of the country. Johanna Davis grew up surrounded by the rich Maine fiddling tradition and developed her rhythmic bowing style while playing at contra dances starting at age fourteen. Around the same age, Adam Nordell was playing bass in ska and reggae bands in Helena. His guitar style builds on the syncopated beat of that music, while his lyrics are grounded in the landscape of Montana’s mountains and Maine’s rolling farm country. The couple started playing music together in 2008 and performing at concerts and dances soon after that. A yearly road-trip from Montana to Maine slowly evolved into a more serious winter touring schedule that has introduced Sassafras Stomp’s music to audiences from Florida to Washington State, Montreal to San Diego.
For more information on the band visit www.sassafrasstomp.com
Robert Burns Event/Potluck! January 30th. More info coming soon!
Bruce Anfinson CD release performance. February 5th. More info coming soon!
**Made in Montana Trade Show. Free Ceramics is Booth #113
Helena, Montana. Douglas County Fairgrounds. March 11 & 12.
**NCECA, Kansas City. National Ceramic Conference. March 16 – 19. www.nceca.net
**Holter Museum of Art Auction. April 22nd, Gateway Center, Helena, MT
Spring Pottery Sale. Free Ceramics & Studio Art Center Artists.
April 29, 30 & 31st.