Laura Brophy on fiddle, Kevin Johnsrude on guitars, Michael Proctor on bass and Brian Bucolo on percussion; The Nettles are well-known on the West Coast for their original approach to contra dance music. Playing traditional music from all over the world, The Nettles create a strong rhythmic groove under soaring improvisations. Rhythmic drive and melodic fluidity allow The Nettles to propel contra dances into the stratosphere.
Laurel Thomas started calling contra dances at Portland’s open mike night in 2008. Since then, she has called for regular dances in Oregon & Washington, as well as at Salem’s Camp Westwind. Dancers appreciate her clear teaching, articulate calling, and her ability to choose fun, lively dances that have good flow.
Dance held at Village School, 3411 Willamette Street (site formerly called the old Dunn School) in Eugene! $8-$10
Lesson at 7:00 pm. Dance begins at 7:30 pm.